Detroit Church Pays Homeless to Clean Up Neighborhoods – The Good News
They're "taking negative situations and turning them into positive situations."
A church in Detroit is paying the homeless population to clean up the surrounding neighborhoods through donations from the Better WAY Detroit initiative, which is hosted out of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri.
It was started by Father Marko Djonovic of the Midtown parish of Our Lady of the Rosary. He was asked by a homeless gentleman for some money, and he none to give. The man kept asking, saying that he can clean and do work in exchange for cash, and the project started from there.
Father Djonovic drives around to shelters and homeless camps, offering $10 an hour for cleanup work. The people who are doing the work want to change the stigma around those who are homeless.