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Dear ARISE Detroit! Supporter:

In this challenging time, ARISE Detroit! is seeking your input on how you and your organization are coping with the current health crisis. Please take a few moments to complete this short survey. We will share this information with our community network and the media.
 
A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM OUR BOARD CHAIR: George Swan, III





 APRIL 24, 2020


TAKE THE ARISE DETROIT! SURVEY
COPING WITH THE HEALTH CRISIS

RIPPLING HOPE KEEPS HOPE ALIVE
HOW TO SAVE BLACK LIVES IN HEALTH CRISIS
TRIBUTE TO TOM WILSON , JR.
PISTONS AND DETROIT YOUTH CHOIR TEAM UP
$23 MILLION FUNDS COMPUTERS FOR STUDENTS
ARISE DETROIT! SPOTLIGHT: RIPPLING HOPE

REV. CARL ZERWECK, III: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MISSION:   “Connecting Communities…Channeling Hope…Changing Lives”

HOW IT IS COPING WITH THE HEALTH CRISIS AND CONTINUING TO SERVE:

We are basically in survival mode trying to figure out how we will financially keep going. Applications are coming in for our services from our neighborhood partners. We are making plans to be working and receiving volunteers as soon as the Shelter in Place order is lifted. Trying to figure out ways to support our neighbors in the meantime.

BIGGEST CHALLENGE, BIGGEST SUCCESS:  

 Our biggest challenges are loss of volunteers and funding. We lost five out of town volunteer groups over Spring Break which cost us approximately $6000 in revenue
Our biggest success so far is beginning to install a new Community Garden on the vacant lot next to our Mission House. We feel that this will be an especially important component of our mission as people deal with increasing food security needs particularly for fresh produce!

ADVICE TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:

Try to stay the course and keep the faith!

CONTACT INFORMATION ; Phone, email, website: 512-619-0575, carl@ripplinghope.org , www.ripplinghope.org

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Tom Wilson, Jr., above, at a 2018 showing of the ARISE Detroit! documentary at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library.
REMEMBERING TOM WILSON, Jr.


NO ONE loved Detroit more than Tom Wilson, Jr.. The Detroiter, who died from COVID-19 this week, was a former teacher and a community activist with an infectious positive attitude. Tom was a High School mate of ARISE Detroit! Executive Director Luther Keith at old Detroit Cathedral High where he was an outstanding football running back. Tom always called himself “an educator,” emphasizing what he was giving his students were lessons in life as well as book learning. He was frequently heard on numerous local radio talk shows, identifying himself as “Tom, from northwest Detroit.” He was an active member of the Crary St. Mary’s Community Council annual parade on ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day as well as participating in other ARISE Detroit! events.
Tom was an outstanding man of quality by every measure,” Keith said. “Words cannot really express how much Detroit will miss him. He was the kind of guy that made you feel good just to be around. He loved Detroit madly.”
An example of Tom's positive outlook on life and Detroit was expressed in his last communication to me by e-mail last December after hearing me on a radio show.
He wrote:
"H i Luther, first/foremost Happy New Year to you/yours. I tuned in to the show late last night, but I caught the last 30 mins. It was so nice to hear the positivity that was expressed by you, John George and the young lady. I know we, Detroit, have problems but nothing which can't be overcome with putting our "shoulder to the wheel" and some blood, sweat and tears. I commend you for what you've done, are doing and will continue to do. I wish us nothing but the best.   Tom"






Pictured above, Detroit Youth Choir performing for the ARISE Detroit! documentary.
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NEWS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOODS

FOUNDATIONS AND CORPORATIONS FUNDING COMPUTERS FOR DETROIT STUDENTS


IMPACT OF HEALTH CRISIS ON DETROIT; NBC NEWS INTERVIEWS ARISE DETROIT! EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


HOW CAN WE SAVE BLACK LIVES FROM COVID-19?


SURVIVING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

MESSAGE FROM ARISE DETROIT! EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
LUTHER KEITH

The reporter from the national news network wanted to know how Detroiters were coping with the Coronavirus crisis.
Were they worried?
Would the crisis sap the city’s comeback spirit?
How were they handling the sudden deaths of prominent community leaders?

ARISE Detroit!
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