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Raising Funds to Raise a Roof

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Stevie Chilcote via Crowdrise
August 12, 2015

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BENEFITING: EcoWorks

Stevie Chilcote

THE STORY:

Raising funds to raise our roof!

Top 2 donors get to get the first users!

Detroit has always had a special relationship with its water. Literally meaning “strait,” Detroit is praised for having some of the cleanest drinking water in the world, pulled from the Detroit river just upstream of downtown. Unfortunately, Detroit  has also gained international recognition for its contributions to the contamination that resulted in Toledoans downstream losing their freshwater drinking source for four days in 2014. Detroit is also on the international stage for its controversial practice of shutting off water to residents who are unable to pay their water bills.

Never fear, though, for the Wastewater Warriors have been identifying solutions to address these issues for the Detroit community! A group of 7 Detroit High School students and recent graduates, the Wastewater Warriors have been working for the past 6 weeks to gain a holistic understanding of Detroit’s water issues and to construct Detroit’s first, City-approved composting toilet at the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI)! The composting toilet is completely water-free, simultaneously reducing contamination introduced to the Detroit river through sewage overflows and providing a model that could reduce the average homeowner’s water bill by 27% or more.

Here’s where you step in. Through partnerships with local Home Depots, non-profits and individuals, the Wastewater Warriors have raised enough money to construct the majority of a two-stall composting toilet for the MUFI community, except for the roof! This fundraiser will allow us to put a roof and other finishing touches on our structure and provide both a valuable resource for this community and valuable research on composting toilets for the future!

Please scroll through our pictures to see all of the hard work the students have completed so far and consider donating to help us complete this project!

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$530

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Rosie Williamson

    $20

  • the lockhart lukendas

    $25

  • Kate Balzer

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • jenny and bill

    $75

  • Joan Hollerbach

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $88

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Douggles Reith

    $10

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106% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $530 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Douggles Reith

Douggles Reith

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $88

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

Way to go! Great pictures! 3 years ago

Joan Hollerbach

Joan Hollerbach

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

jenny and bill

jenny and bill

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

WAY TO GO DETROIT YES TEAM! Keep up the awesome, green work! 3 years ago

Kate Balzer

Kate Balzer

:) 3 years ago

the lockhart lukendas

the lockhart lukendas

DONATION: $25

congrats to the whole team for getting approval for the first legal compostable toilet! Hope its the first of many. 3 years ago

Rosie Williamson

Rosie Williamson

DONATION: $20

Raise the roof!!! 3 years ago