As you wander through this web site, you may get the impression that Brightmoor is an oasis in a city that has had more than its fair share of news coverage of struggles and maybe less coverage of its successes. And for many of us who live here, that's true.
But that doesn't negate the fact that Brightmoor is still a neighborhood that houses many people teetering on the economic edge of survival which has suffered from population loss, blight, and school closures.
As you may have read before, Neighbors Building Brightmoor is committed to mobilizing, equipping, and helping each other to create a beautiful, healthy, and sustainable community for ourselves and our children. And that's exactly what we're busy doing.
But big dreams are built by lots of hard work. And we've been fortunate to enjoy the help and support of many many community groups and individuals. To each and every one of them we offer our heartfelt thanks. Your hands-on approach has helped us in so many ways. There is the easily tangible help--when you dig in to clear lots, board up houses, clean dump sites, and plant and maintain gardens. But there is also the lift to our spirits when people look at our goals and say, "how can we help?" The question alone is a balm to the spirit and we appreciate whatever you have to offer.
When you choose to invest your precious time or resources in our neighborhood, we can promise that we'll build upon the contribution you make so together we will construct something truly magnificent. So thank you in advance for the ways you choose to help.
We welcome volunteers of all stripes (and, indeed, stripeless). Whether you come with a group or as an individual, we appreciate your willingness to help and want to make the best use of what you have to offer. Send us an email and please let us know if you have a preference (or a skill) for a particular kind of work, how many folks you'll be bringing, what day(s) work(s) for you and how long you have available to help. We'll be in touch to see how we can connect you with the most appropriate projects in our neighborhood.
Thanks again (and still), your friends at Neighbors Building Brightmoor.
Who we are
Neighbors Building Brightmoor is a group of neighbors dedicated to mobilizing, equipping, and helping each other to create a beautiful, healthy and sustainable community for ourselves and our children.