Hamtramck Guerrilla Road Repair

$4,485 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 148 people in 12 months
Jessica Paris   HAMTRAMCK, MI
Everyone who lives in or has been through Hamtramck recently knows how much help our roads need. The city is doing what they can with the major roads but unfortunately does not have funding to fix a lot of the pot holes in the residential streets. That's where we come in. We have already started our project with money from our own pockets using cold patch on a block of Lumpkin which now looks and feels more like a proper street rather than the surface of the moon. Are you tired of dodging craters on your route? Then consider helping us out, any donation you can make would be appreciated and used solely to fund materials needed for patching.

Want to volunteer your time as well? Awesome, many hands make light work! We are hoping to have another patching session on the weekend of August 8-9th and would love to see your shiny happy faces.
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Update 15
11 months ago
Wow! This is the end result of all of the money, volunteers and muscles we collected. Thanks so much to everyone who helped!

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z99TxZDhG_WE.kELBPRD-8m3g&usp=sharing
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Update 13
11 months ago
Our story is airing nationally on All Things Considered (NPR) at 4:15pm and 6:15pm this evening! Tune in to your local NPR station and let us know how silly we sound on the radio :)
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Update 12
11 months ago
Big thanks to Jeremy at Michigan Shooter for this amazing video of our work! Care to join in the fun? We'll be meeting up this Saturday (8/8/15) at 10am for another go!

https://youtu.be/IqCtXOgnPak

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David Cowper
11 months ago

I am with Ajax Paving Industries and we manufacture cold patch material. We would like to get involved with your project by donating bulk cold patch! Please contact me at 248-244-3300.

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Esther Nieves
11 months ago
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Awesome work this weekend. It's not illegal to work on community improvements if the public agencies can't do that for residents. What is "illegal" is the inability to serve residents who are also taxpayers. I'm sure any attorney would provide pro bono support to the Guerrilla group and I bet experienced "tar-laying experts" would chip in to help. The fact that a cadre of residents is engaged in community participation and civic engagement -- street repairs, thinking about the coming winter (in the summer), and overall quality of life of Ham's residents and their cars -- is commendable. Be careful and keep on mobilizing. Community action one pothole at a time. Much success!

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Anastasia Beavenhouser
12 months ago
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AWESOME IDEA!! There's a huge one by my house, its deep enough for the whole wheel to disappear, they are so dangerous!

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Robert Burwell
11 months ago
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Isn't that supposed to be the city's job? That's why they take your tax money!

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Mike Lannen
11 months ago
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The only thing is this is 100% illegal. It sucks that your city does not fix your roads, but you all risk getting into some serious legal issues. Not to mention liability if someone gets hurt or a car is damaged from the tar.

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Umair Ismail
1 month ago

Wonderful work.. That is the kind of information that should be shared across the web.thanks for sharing Avast Internet Security 2016 License File

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Daniel Kinney
11 months ago

I agree with the other 2 commenters below Mike & Robert, why on earth would you do a GO FUND ME page to raise money to fix something that Tax $$$ are supposed to fix? this is just really insane and all you are doing is allowing the CITY to get away with not fixing the problem. They are using that money $$ else where. You are also setting yourself up for a Lawsuit by doing work on city streets. If anything goes wrong the city can sue every person involved working on that street not to mention if someone is hurt. GO FUND ME should not allow this page. Any person that is giving more $$$ than you have already paid in taxes for this problem is really ignorant or just loves to give their money away.

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William Richard Nicholson
11 months ago

Some People Here , worried 'bout city going against these citizens have suggested pro bono lawyers may be needed . I think perhaps a truck with boiling tub of hot tar and an adequete amount of feathers may be deterrent enough in nature that lawyers may only be needed to stoke the fire & stir the pot .....

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$4,485 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 148 people in 12 months
Created July 25, 2015
$10
Jennifer Upton
20 days ago
SW
$15
sandy wronski
9 months ago

Hope you are also looking into the best and most long lasting of the options- a little R&D is just what most city, county, state, and federal government do not do. Keep on trucking!

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DS
$20
Debra Sciarrino
10 months ago

A great way to take charge and solve a problem and end government dependence at the same time. Way to go Hamtramck residents uniting as a community.

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CT
$25
C Tait
11 months ago
CH
$5
Claudia Harbert
11 months ago
SS
$5
sabra stephan
11 months ago
$50
Anonymous
11 months ago
DC
$20
Denis Cehajic
11 months ago
JK
$20
Joe K
11 months ago
MS
$50
Megan Sugiyama
11 months ago

This is why i love Detroit--the sheer initiative and efforts of the community to rebuild Detroit.

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David Cowper
11 months ago

I am with Ajax Paving Industries and we manufacture cold patch material. We would like to get involved with your project by donating bulk cold patch! Please contact me at 248-244-3300.

+ Read More
Esther Nieves
11 months ago
2
2

Awesome work this weekend. It's not illegal to work on community improvements if the public agencies can't do that for residents. What is "illegal" is the inability to serve residents who are also taxpayers. I'm sure any attorney would provide pro bono support to the Guerrilla group and I bet experienced "tar-laying experts" would chip in to help. The fact that a cadre of residents is engaged in community participation and civic engagement -- street repairs, thinking about the coming winter (in the summer), and overall quality of life of Ham's residents and their cars -- is commendable. Be careful and keep on mobilizing. Community action one pothole at a time. Much success!

+ Read More
Anastasia Beavenhouser
12 months ago
2
2

AWESOME IDEA!! There's a huge one by my house, its deep enough for the whole wheel to disappear, they are so dangerous!

+ Read More
Robert Burwell
11 months ago
1
1

Isn't that supposed to be the city's job? That's why they take your tax money!

+ Read More
Mike Lannen
11 months ago
1
1

The only thing is this is 100% illegal. It sucks that your city does not fix your roads, but you all risk getting into some serious legal issues. Not to mention liability if someone gets hurt or a car is damaged from the tar.

+ Read More
Umair Ismail
1 month ago

Wonderful work.. That is the kind of information that should be shared across the web.thanks for sharing Avast Internet Security 2016 License File

+ Read More
Daniel Kinney
11 months ago

I agree with the other 2 commenters below Mike & Robert, why on earth would you do a GO FUND ME page to raise money to fix something that Tax $$$ are supposed to fix? this is just really insane and all you are doing is allowing the CITY to get away with not fixing the problem. They are using that money $$ else where. You are also setting yourself up for a Lawsuit by doing work on city streets. If anything goes wrong the city can sue every person involved working on that street not to mention if someone is hurt. GO FUND ME should not allow this page. Any person that is giving more $$$ than you have already paid in taxes for this problem is really ignorant or just loves to give their money away.

+ Read More
William Richard Nicholson
11 months ago

Some People Here , worried 'bout city going against these citizens have suggested pro bono lawyers may be needed . I think perhaps a truck with boiling tub of hot tar and an adequete amount of feathers may be deterrent enough in nature that lawyers may only be needed to stoke the fire & stir the pot .....

+ Read More
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