The people who live at the Detroit Rescue Mission’s Genesis II House have struggled against difficulties for a long time. Some of them were victims of domestic violence, some escaped the situations of family addiction, and others had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other extremely challenging situations.
But through different projects, programs, and makeovers of the physical space, these people are introduced to a new, better life, a life with fewer problems, a life full of love and care. With the help of such projects, they can shift their outlook about their lives and possibilities for the future.
The Genesis II House project started in 2012 and took seven months to complete. In order to finish it by January 19, 2013, great efforts were made. Over 300 people — artists, crafters, sewers, and volunteers worked up to the collar in order to renovate the house. They managed to paint 21 bedrooms and remake 53 beds. The walls were covered with pictures of different animals, clouds, and other cheerful things.
The money raised from donations was spent on a wide array of vintage decor, hand-painted lamps, and a state-of-the-art sewing room. You can only imagine the reactions of the residents when they discover their rooms were given a makeover. Thanks to Enchanted Makeovers organization for their incredible work. Watch this incredible video below — what a wonderful result for a group of people who couldn’t be more deserving.