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.
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.
— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.