DETROIT (WJBK) - A local non-profit is calling on the community to help transform another Detroit neighborhood with the construction of a brand new playground.
Pastor Robert King of Harvest Christian Church says squatters moved into the area of 7 Mile and Telegraph, stripped the houses, and it became a home for drugs and prostitution.
Grand Seven Detroit, or G7D, is making it a mission to buy houses, evacuate them and make it into a park. So they applied and received a $100,000 KaBOOM grant.
Now it's called Freedom Path Park. The KaBOOM Grant is from a national organization dedicated to ensuring that children living in poverty get the right balance of activity they need.
A formal dedication with about 200 volunteers will take place on Saturday.