Motor City Blight Buster Volunteers

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Motor City Blight Buster Volunteers

Motor City Blight Busters of Detroit are a group of community volunteers and staff that organize service projects in Detroit for youth and adults from around the country

Website: http://www.mcbbdetroit.com
Location: Detroit MI
Members: 5
Latest Activity: Apr 7

Thank you for contacting Motor City Blight Busters regarding your interest in helping our community rebuild sustainably.

Youth / Guardian Waiver of Liability 

youthwaiver.pdf

Adult Waiver of Liability 

audltwaiver.pdf

Thank you for contacting Motor City Blight Busters regarding your interest in helping our community rebuild sustainably

Download, print and sign this waiver documents and bring them with you when you volunteer. Your team organizer should collect them for our filing. Thanks this is just paper work but it is how we count our volunteers and document their safe efforts.

We ask our visiting volunteers consider making a personal donation to support our on going supply, tool and fuel projects. This can be done as a group or as individuals, both on a sliding scale basis. No individuals or groups are turned away for lack of funds.

Acceptable donations can be in the form of a check made out to Motor City Blight Busters of Detroit INC or by bringing donated gardening / construction tools and or safety equipment like gloves, eye protection trash bags etc or threw the purchase of a Motor City Blight Buster T-shirt.,

We do not turn any volunteer away for the lack of funds.

We do not provide volunteer housing or transportation directly.
More information about our volunteer opportunities and where you can get copies of our waivers click th link below..



For visiting groups that need housing please contact our community partner Tom Neal @ detroitpresbytery.org.

He is coordinating volunteer community housing support services for many area non profit efforts.

Email:
missiondetroit@detroitpresbytery.org

Types of Projects this Spring:

    Farm City
    Fertile Ground Collective, community garden
    Veterans & Artist Villages, Restoration and Mural Projects
    Motor City Blight Busters Blight Removal Teams

Groups (over 10) need to bring their own gloves and eye protection.

Date/Time:

    Tuesday - Saturday 9AM (volunteer meeting and orientation)
    Meeting Location:

    Motor City Blight Buster Offices

    17340 Lahser Detroit, MI 48219

MAP LINK 

https://goo.gl/maps/GuDDuNYgNxM2


Safety

Volunteers are expected to follow directions provided by Motor City Blight Buster Team Leaders and staff of the programs you are working with.

Safety is our number one, two and three concern. Please, look out for each other and follow directions.

We want your experience to matter to you and make a difference in the community.

Your feedback on how we can improve the volunteer experience is always welcome.

We are a small organization and need your volunteers help organizing the work we do and documenting what gets done.

By becoming a member of our website you can post images of the work you have done in the comments of events.  You can create your own galleries of images,  post Youtube videos, and blog plans for organizing return visits or working on long term projects with us.

Discussion Forum

Lunch Menu form Motor City Jave & Tea House. 1 Reply

Pre-order lunches for groups larger than ten. Call or Email orders one week in advance of your volunteer day. Maegan Murphy (313) 766- 7578Maeganmcjth@gmail.comContinue

Tags: veterans, non-profit, sustainable, volunteer, management

Started by Gordon Soderberg. Last reply by Gordon Soderberg Mar 20, 2015.

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Comment by Gordon Soderberg on April 7, 2017 at 7:19am
Comment by Gordon Soderberg on April 7, 2017 at 7:19am
Comment by Gordon Soderberg on June 30, 2015 at 9:16pm

One Block at a Time.


The problems many cities across the country face are the same, the cost of commercial and residential blight removal, lack of of a trained work force and under employment of youth and veterans.

The solution is to partner veterans job training and reintegration programs with young adults mentor programs to economically attack the blight in their communities.

Develop Blight Buster Corps by expanding effective community volunteer blight removal projects with a trained management force of veterans to foster good work ethics as mentors for young adults in the maintenance and operation of the tools and equipment necessary to accomplish the missions of blight removal. (continue reading

Comment by Gordon Soderberg on March 31, 2015 at 9:35am

EPA Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Training

This one day EPA RRP course is essential to workers in every trade within the construction industry. Did you know that you need the EPA RRP license if you are disturbing more than 6 square feet of lead based paint on the inside of a home or other facility occupied by children, or more than 20 square feet on the exterior? This training course will keep you compliant with the latest EPA Lead paint requirements and regulations. Licenses are good for 5 years and firms can get certified too.

Course Facts:

Course Duration: 8 hours

License Fees: $25

Testing Fees: $25

Must be 18 and up to take course

Course Outline Students enrolled in this course will receive the following materials necessary to complete the training:

  • Regulations and Laws
  • Containing Dust During Work
  • Cleaning Activities
  • Record Keeping
  • Hands-on Training

Certification Students receive a certificate of completion and their Federal EPA Lead Based-paint training certification. License after finishing the training.

Click Herefor more information or sign up for training.

Comment by Gordon Soderberg on March 31, 2015 at 9:34am

Asbestos Abatement Contractor / Supervisor Initial Course

This class prepares students for work in the Asbestos Abatement industry. In depth lecture material will include Asbestos history, health effects and exposure, legal, insurance, pre-work activities and considerations, worker safety, and key terminology. The hands on segment includes preparation of the work area, decontamination, negative pressure containment, airborne fibers, glove bagging techniques, scaffolding and ladder safety. Students receive respirator, respirator fit test, hard hat, and an abatement knife. Certificate of Completion is forwarded to State of Michigan for licensing.

Course Facts:

Course Duration: 40 Hours

License Fees: $50 to State of Michigan

Testing Fees: Included with Course

Must be 18 and up to take this course

State of Michigan Application

Course Outline Students enrolled in this course will receive the following materials necessary to complete the training: – – – – – – -

Certification/License Requirements – – -

Click Here for more information or sign up for training.

Comment by Gordon Soderberg on March 31, 2015 at 9:32am

OSHA 30 Safety Training

This in depth class is intended for construction workers who need more comprehensive safety training beyond that of the OSHA 10. The curriculum provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues and is essential training for field supervisors, foreman, and safety directors. Topics include the OSHA Act, Health Hazards, Focus Four, Record keeping Material Handling, Proper Tool Use, Stairway and Ladder Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, and Electrical Safety. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not just OSHA standards.

Course Facts:

Course Duration: 30 Hours

License Fees: Included

Testing Fees: Included No Application, Information forwarded to OSHA by DTC for OSHA Card

No age restrictions for this course.

Resources

OSHA

MiOSHA

NIOSH

SIC Manual

Course Outline Students enrolled in this course will receive the following materials necessary to complete the training:

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • OSHA Focus Four Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Health Hazards in Construction
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Excavations
  • Electrical Safety
  • Material Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  • Scaffolding Safety
  • Powered Industrial Vehicles
  • Safety and Health

Certification Students receive a certificate of completion and their OSHA 30 Construction Safety or General Industry Safety License after finishing the training.

Click Here for more information or sign up for training

Comment by Gordon Soderberg on February 23, 2015 at 6:14pm

Personal Protection Equipment Case for 10 people.


Eye protection 12 packs of safety glasses.
Ear Protection X 50 pairs
Gloves X2 types X 20 heavy light
Knee Guards X 10
N95 dust mask X50
Dewalt Case X1


Cost $250

 

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