Life Remodeled exists to bridge people across divides to help transform each other’s lives. With substantial investments of cash, labor and materials, Life Remodeled focuses on the intentional and equitable revitalization of Detroit neighborhoods distinguished by their significant need and radical hope. Projects are determined by the community’s needs and vision, and they assist in three areas: Renovating and repurposing former community assets, repairing owner-occupied homes, and mobilizing 10,000 volunteers to beautify the four-square-mile area surrounding their current opportunity hub in six days. Throughout the process of unifying for a common mission, participants begin to realize how much they respect and need each other, which is a catalyst for long-term relationships and partnerships.
Karen Vandeveer has given of her time and effort to make a difference with Life Remodeled.