not all those who wander are lost

FROM Jean:

Hi everyone. Thank you all who read and passed on my last post.
We have a drop off and pick up space for three days this week. Please note that it starts this Thursday; before any fundraising event that may be holding drives, so if you have stuff try to get it down there or call me and I’ll get it down there.
Please pass this on to everyone and especially let people know that suffered loss due to the fire. If you work at Wayne State University, please post notices around the campus. Post around the neighborhood, especially at Forest and Cass.

What is needed:
Clothing, especially winter clothing
Blankets and bedding
non-perishable food
money or gift cards

First Unitarian-Universalist Church of Detroit
4605 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Thursday: Drop Off Only 9 am – 7 pm
Friday: Drop Off and Pick Up 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday: Pick Up Only 9 am – 5 pm

We do not have space for anything large such as furniture at this time.
However, there will be a needs list compiled from what is requested by tenants at the temporary donation center; and you may pledge anything for the offering list.
I also want to say that I am inspired by Detroit’s community that comes together in a time of need and have decided to help start a local United Peace Relief. If anyone wants to know more about this please visit: http://www.unitedpeacerelief.o rg/
If anyone has any questions about any of this, please contact me:


On February 6, residents of Forest Arms Apartments (located on the corner of Second and Forest just south of Wayne State) were evacuated due to a five-alarm fire that swept the top two floors of the building. The building sustained severe fire and water damage. The Forest Arms Apartments were home to over a hundred residents as well as People’s Records and Amsterdam Espresso.

In an effort to help out those people and businesses in their hour of need, we are pooling our resources and talents to organize the following event:

A Benefit Show for the Victims of the Forest Arms Apartment Fire

Featuring Los Minstrels del Diablo and A Stowaway performing live, and DJs milieu, dirty D, Cirque and JOHNb, as well as the resident People�s Records DJs.

There will also be sideshow entertainment provided by Tim TV, bellydancing by Chantal and other performances TBA.

The benefit will be from 7:00pm until 2:00am on Friday, February 15th at the Atwater Block Brewery, 237 Joseph Campau, Detroit, MI.

There will be a $5 suggested minimum donation at the door, but please give what you can. The venue, the sound system, and all the performances are being provided at no cost, so 100% of the funds donated will go directly to the victims of the Forest Arms Apartment Fire.

Please come and show your support!

For more information please contact