WHO WE ARE
Camp Restore Detroit is a ministry serving in the 9th Precinct of Detroit. Our goal is to partner with you, our community, to restore our neighborhood in Detroit. We do this by connecting Block Clubs and community leaders with volunteers. By supporting all the good things already happening in our community, we know we can all work together to continue restoring the 9th Precinct to a beautiful and growing neighborhood.
We are located in Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church off Chalmers and Seymour.
WHAT WE DO
From clearing empty lots to discovering overgrown sidewalks, our community leads Camp Restore Detroit volunteers to make our neighborhood beautiful! We partner with Block Clubs and community members already hard at work improving our neighborhood.
Community members can submit applications for improvements on their house such as painting and basic home repairs. These applications are matched with volunteer groups whose skills fit the project. Camp Restore Detroit cannot provide funds or materials for these projects.
Camp Restore Detroit partners with our community to host events and classes for our neighborhood! These events are planned and led by community members. If you have an event idea or would like to help with an event, please let us know!
Camp Restore Detroit runs on an asset-based community development model. This means all our projects are done at the request and following the leadership of our community.
Camp Restore Detroit was started in 2016. We are a partner of Camp Restore New Orleans which has been working in New Orleans helping hurricane victims since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Community leaders partner with our volunteers to complete serve projects throughout the 9th Precinct as we work together to restore our community. Volunteers from across the country stay in our dorms at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.
We are proud to have received GuideStar's Gold Transparency for 2022!
Sharing God's love in partnership with our community by restoring hope, home, and community.
Asset-based Community Development
Camp Restore Detroit follows an asset-based community development model. This means we do not go to other people and tell them what we think they need, but instead partner with them on the good they are already doing. Following this model we recognize everyone has gifts and skills to share, and the relationships and partnerships we form in our community are just as important as the projects we complete.
We ask God to make us humble, to give us ears that listen well, mouths to ask, “What’s good here?”, and eyes to see the gifts, talents, and potential waiting to bring real joy to our community! We CANNOT do this ministry without our community. We NEED our community! We are stepping out into our community and asking for help. By asking for help we recognize our need for each other and begin a partnership. If we want to restore hope as one community, each person is needed. It will no longer be “your community” and “my community” but rather “our community.”
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