For the average American, it’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day activities and forget about our troops, especially during the holidays. But for our troops, I can safely say there isn’t a day that goes by when they forget about us back home. So, in the spirit of the holidays, and in honor of those brave servicemen and women, I challenge all of you to do a little something extra to remember our troops during the holidays.
Northwest Unity Baptist Church has assisted in building 90 homes near Wyoming and Fenkell streets through a nonprofit set up by church officials.
Over the past four years, Northwest Unity Baptist Church has worked with city and state officials to get assistance and tax credits from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as Urban Development’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
Pastor Oscar King III started the program to create more stable housing for his congregation and the surrounding community, and to help rebuild Detroit.
He received more than 800 applications for the 90 homes before narrowing down the final selections. While the monthly cost for the tenants depends on the occupants’ income levels, Pastor King relied heavily on one criterion to pick who would live in the 90 homes. Those who would best take care of the property were selected.
It’s a new year. Take pride in your city and make a contribution to your community today. Maybe you will help as many people as Pastor King has.
To read the complete story about Pastor King’s efforts to rebuild Detroit, check out the article in the Detroit Free Press.