Nearly three dozen volunteers from Peace Saginaw joined the One Week One Street neighborhood revitalization mission on June 21–25 in the city of Saginaw. Peace was one of 21 churches and 39 overall organizations from throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region to participate in the annual mission in inner-city neighborhoods.
One Week, One Street is an annual urban revitalization effort to encourage, hope, pride and love for one’s neighbor by utilizing volunteers and donations from the Great Lakes Bay Region churches, businesses, and other non-profit organizations. Its main goals are to:
- Demonstrate God’s love and grace
- Inspire hope for a better future
- Increase community pride
- Reduce crime and violence
- Increase positive youth activity
- Increase home ownership
- Stabilize home values
Over the past three years, One Week One Street has successfully collaborated with over 30 churches, many businesses, community organizations, and non-profits.
In this year’s effort, 25 homes received improvements in the Elmwood/Beechwood Avenue neighborhood of Saginaw. The Peace team, made up of more than 30 staff and congregation volunteers of all ages, completed improvements at two homes that included yardwork and landscaping, brush clearing, painting of the houses and garages, siding repairs, downspout installations, fence installations and more.
Photos: Peace Saginaw, Misty Gower