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21Sep

22-year-old college student pursues her dream as an entrepreneur

As early as elementary school, Jonae Maxey remembers seeing the negative effects of drugs and crime in her eastside Detroit neighborhood.  She has also witnessed friends and family members choose the wrong path and could have easily been right along with them, if not for her parents. 

“They instilled the values of responsibility, being secure with who I am, and the importance of helping others,” said Maxey. 

04Sep

International Day of Charities: RAWS Michigan

Sept. 5 is International Day of Charities. The international day of giving began after the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution in 2012 to observe and honor Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The Nobel Peace Prize winner was known around the world for her devotion to ending poverty. International Day of Charities urges the public to continue Mother Teresa’s legacy by giving to those less fortunate and helping to end poverty worldwide.

01Sep

Detroiter Saves Big on Auto Insurance… and You Can Too!

On July 2, auto insurance reform was implemented in the State of Michigan, meaning lower rates for many drivers. Detroiters are already taking advantage.

Known as Peggy to family and friends, Gladys A. Noble, a senior citizen, has lived in Detroit for more than 50 years. She’s seen auto insurance rates skyrocket, especially for those living in The D.

“I had to choose between putting food on the table or paying my auto insurance,” said Peggy. And there’s no doubt, those words resonate with countless residents.

25Aug

Frustrated resident changes community with $100

“When my youngest daughter graduated from high school, we planned to put a for sale sign on our lawn.”

Embarrassed and frustrated with abandonment and blight in her community, Jacqueline Moore, a west side resident, was ready to call it quits and move somewhere more desirable. In fact, the property next door was so bad, all that was left was the exposed basement, along with other unflattering debris.

10Aug

The Life-Changing Effects of Demolition

“You’re not going anywhere!”

Hard to imagine someone telling you that, right?  Now imagine those words coming from your own child. 

Well, that’s what Whitney Thornton faced when her five-year-old son jumped in her truck and demanded she stay home.

Thornton is a truck driver and, after years of being on the road, her kid had had enough.  But as a mother, she did what she thought was necessary to provide for him.  “He was young, and I don’t think he understood,” said Thornton.   

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