Detroit Firemen’s Fund Looking for Volunteers for Television Show / House Renovation / Block Clean-Up


Detroit Firefighters have a unique perspective on the changes, both good and bad, that have taken place in the City of Detroit. We spend day after day, and year after year, in areas of the city that most people are never exposed to. It is often frustrating to watch homes that have relatively minor fire damage decay with each passing year. We cheer when a home we saved from the ravages of fire is restored and reoccupied. Those cheers have been few and far between in Detroit.

It is no wonder that the Detroit Firemen’s Fund is issuing a challenge to firefighters, and non-firefighters alike to take part in saving one such home and be on the DIY Network’s television show Rehab Addict. The show stars Michigan native Nicole Curtis. They are rehabbing a partially burned, 1929 Tudor style home in southwest Detroit and are looking for volunteers to work on the restoration and be filmed for an upcoming show.

The Detroit Firemen’s Fund heard of the project from a Detroit firefighter stationed in the area. When they learned of the need for volunteers they stepped up. With assistance from, they are putting out the a challenge to Detroit firefighters, surrounding fire departments, and anyone else who wants to get involved. Additionally, the Fund will be providing drinking water and lunch for those volunteers.

This Thursday and Friday, August 29th and 30th, crews will be working and filming at the house located at Campbell and Horatio (link to map) from 9:00am. – 5:00pm. There is no need to come for the entire time, if you only have a few hours to give we will gladly accept the help.

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