A Phoenix Rising


Hello and Greetings,

As many of you know by now someone set fire to the Detroit Dream Projects –Temple to the American Dream on September 2The Temple is still standing but has sustained some damage.

We are obviously very disappointed by this unfortunate situation, but like the Phoenix from the Ashes we will regenerate and rebuild. Did you know our logo is the Phoenix rising over the city of Detroit?

And that is what we plan to do this coming Sunday, September 14, 2008 at the Temple site  located at 17363 Redford Street, Detroit Michigan, next to the Motor City Blight Busters Head Quarters from 12 noon til after dark so we can get some fire performing in hopefully!

We will be hosting an informal workday and potluck fundraiser that day to help assist us in repairing the damage to the back post of the structure. Won’t you come out?!

Your presence and support would be very appreciated! If you can come out to help or just enjoy the day with us at the site we would be very happy to have the company! If you are able to make a financial donation I will be accepting donations at the site that day or you may visit our website at http://www.detroitd reamproject. com/ to make a donation that way!

Any help will be put to good use!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at sparcdetroit@gmail.com or any member of SPARC through the website or find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/195029380588332/

Thank you on behalf of SPARC and the Detroit Dream Project!

Danielle Kaltz

To view images of the damage and the start of the repair:

Please feel free to forward to this email to any person or organizations you think would be helpful!

Update!  The Temple was repaired by volunteers in Fall 2008.  The damage sustained by the vandalism was thankfully not structural and we were able to use some leftover pieces from the original build to fill in the damaged section on the rear column.  We remain thankful for the community members who saw the vandal, stopped the damage, and helped us with the repair.  The Temple belongs to all of us — thank you for keeping it standing strong!