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Washtenaw County Presbyterian Churches Help Camp Take Notice Upgrade House

May 29, 2014

An Ann Arbor home that serves as a beacon of hope is getting a makeover this week.  Washtenaw County Presbyterian Churches are making a difference at a house that serves as a place for food, laundry and friendship for the homeless community.  

Painting and deck building at MISSION's house in Ann Arbor.
Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

The work is a chance for church members and the homeless community to get to know each other better.  

MISSION President Sheri Wander says the house they bought on Stone School Road needs a lot of attention.  Wander says that's part of the reason they could afford the home, but also gives members of the homeless and recently homeless community a chance to use their many talents in remodeling the facility.

Ultimately they hope to work with the city to create a tent community in the woods behind the home to get people off of the streets.  Wander hopes efforts proving they're being good neighbors will help move their plans forward.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.