In Detroit, Michigan, Cass Community Social Services is making a difference by recycling old tires into floor mats. Â Not only are they repurposing trash from the streets of Detroit, but they are also giving a second chance to the homeless in the area.
Director, Faith Fowler, describes the recycling program:
We pick up illegally dumped tires. We’ve picked up over 20,000 in Detroit at no charge to the city. So, Â it’s cleaning up the neighborhoods making them safer cause people set them on fire occasionally.
In addition to cleaning up the neighborhoods, workers at Cass are really turning their lives around. Â I was inspired by the story ofÂ Marcellus. Â He’s working making floor mats while attending college to earn his degree. Â This video explains what a difference the program is making in Detroit.
You can order a doormat like the one in the lead photo at the Cass Community website.