Erica Wright sacrificed many things to be a force in the neighborhood. But what she got back can never be measured. Because it’s part of — and as big as — the heart of Detroit.
Air date: June 26, 2014
Heart of Detroit
What happens when people with heart step up to do the right thing?
The Heart of Detroit is a groundbreaking public service initiative. Airing weekly during Local 4 News (Detroit) at 5 p.m. and then on MitchAlbom.com, The Heart of Detroit will share inspiring stories of metro Detroiters with heart and everyday people who step up to help make our community a better place to live. Viewers will follow Mitch through documentary-style videos as he profiles unsung local heroes who spend countless hours sacrificing to make others less hungry, less troubled, less impoverished or just a little happier.
"I have been taught that giving is living, I see so many people in metro Detroit who live - and give - that way, but are never celebrated the way we do a rock star, actor, athlete or even a reality show figure. These unsung inspirations deserve to have their stories told. And that's what I hope to do." --Mitch Albom
Using technology to provide those tools, Dani, Ben and Birdhouse for Autism are making a challenging life a bit easier for others around the world and here in the Heart of Detroit. Air date: February 6, 2014.
Turning neighborhoods around is the best hope for our city’s future. Nothing symbolizes hope more than what this park once was, to what it is today. Cleo, Nicki and their neighbors building Brightmoor are showing the healing power of change here in the heart of Detroit.
A city will only improve as much as its citizens want it to. It Takes a a Village Y’all is both a group and a statement, one applied by Robert Robinson every day, here in the heart of Detroit. Air date: September 19, 2013
Discovering cancer is a monumental challenge. Discovering others to share the journey is a monumental relief. Evie Boss – like her colleagues at Gilda’s club – share their time and teaching, helping to prove The Heart of Detroit.
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