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5 Heidelberg Project houses now burned due to arson; You can help!

This isn’t something that we’d normally cover, but I think it deserves some attention.  Like the Insane Clown Posse, the Heidelberg Project has been a staple of Detroit for over 2 decades.  In the past six months, somebody has been systematically DESTROYING it.  In the past 6 months, there have been 5 fires purposely set to these houses.  Originally they were just deemed as “suspicious”, but after the first couple, they were quickly deemed to be arson.

While police reports have been filed, and a night patrol still monitors the neighborhood, more help is needed!  In this entire neighborhood of art projects, only 5 houses remain.  There has been vast damage, and some of the most beloved houses have been burned to the ground.  There is no rhyme or reason to why arsonists are attacking them.  Watch the 4 minute news story about the fires here:

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I personally have been to the Heidelberg Project as recently as 6 weeks ago (during Hallowicked).  While I’m glad that I was able to see the project mostly intact while I was there, I would love to see it fully restored for ALL to enjoy.  The HP is a glimmer of hope in a city that’s decimated with poverty.

This is a picture of the aftermath of the “House of Soul”, one of my favorites in the entire exhibit:


The House of Soul aftermath

This is a picture that I took just a couple of weeks prior to it burning:


Click the pic to enlarge!

What they are looking for is a small donation from anyone who cares and is financially capable to do so.  They are already at nearly $40,000 of their $50,000 goal which they’ll use to install and monitor security cameras throughout the neighborhood.  If you’re interested, you can donate by clicking the link below:

Donate to the Heidelberg Project @

Thanks to anyone who took the time to read this!  If you can’t donate, help by spreading the word!




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    Faygoluvers Comments

  1. sflm

    Comment posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 05:59 pm GMT -5 at 5:59 pm

    The Detroit area and national-level Democratic party has purposefully created the hell that Detroit has become since they took control in the 1950s. It wouldn’t surprise me, with how corrupted the government is in Detroit, that this is being done to clear “real estate” for future uses. And because they despise private property.

    The Democratic party can’t get votes from voters who are inspired and, in response, start becoming more independent with their political views.

  2. scruffy

    Comment posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 06:50 am GMT -5 at 6:50 am

    really? the democratic party? youre laying this at the feet of the democratic party?

  3. ScottieD

    Comment posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 07:59 am GMT -5 at 7:59 am

    lol @ making this political. Fucking tool.

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