Here at Hell Yeah Detroit, we have a lot to say about how great this city really is, but we all know that there is a lot that can be done to make it even greater. We still bear the stigmas of crime, homelessness, and blight. For 27 years, John J. George has made it his mission to conquer at least one of these problems with his non-profit – Motor City Blight Busters Detroit. Now, George and MCBBDetroit are the subject of a new documentary titled “Urban Warrior”.
“Urban Warrior” promises to depict an honest view of the efforts put forth by George and MCBBDetroit showing the highs and lows of what it takes to battle the ever-present blight throughout our city. The creation of the massively popular Angel’s Night and Detroit’s first Meijer will be featured as a win-fall in the fight against Detroit’s blighted reputation.
John J. George had this to say about his efforts in cleaning up our city:
“I believe it is a form of child abuse to allow children to grow up around blight. I’ve dedicated my life to leading a special group of dedicated volunteers who have made a difference in Northwest Detroit and around the city.”
The documentary will air on Detroit Public Television in one week on Thursday, September 10 at 8 pm. MCBBDetroit will also be hosting a fundraising event that night at the Artist Village Detroit and will feature a screening of the piece. Artist Village Detroit is located at 17336 Lahser Road, Detroit. The event will raise funds for a new roof for the venue.
The fundraiser will include tours of “the revitalized area”. Participants will get to see the improvements made in community gardens and the Veteran’s Village Detroit training facility. There will also be a discussion of how the documentary came to be with a next-to-nothing budget and a Q&A session before and after the screening.