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Government Failed To Repair These Roads, So A Group Of Volunteers Decided To Do It Themselves

• True Activist

Well, it is not hard to tell these days that the infrastructure is falling apart, even with taxation at an all-time high, the government still isn't able to properly maintain roads and bridges.

In one Michigan community, people took these matters into their own hands instead of sitting around and waiting for the failed government to do it.

Residents of Hamtramck, Michigan, a community in the heart of Detroit, recently started an effort to fill in potholes and repair roads themselves.

The effort is staffed by volunteers and paid for by donations that are collected from a "GoFundMe" page.

The fundraiser page says:

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 potholes in the residential streets. That's where we come in. We have already started our project with money from our own pockets using a 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.

The fundraiser is closing in on its goal of $5,000 and significant progress has been made repairing local roads.


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