A Teen From North Carolina Sees The Beauty of Detroit

Posted: July 24, 2015 in Uncategorized
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By: Amy Cooper, Detroit Ginger


Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

Photo: Acronym Creative Studio

A teen from North Carolina, Cassie Mattheis, set off to Detroit with the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering, as an ongoing worship to life, and to show the world their faith through community service projects. 

When Cassie returned home, she penned THE BEST letter, showing the world that Detroit was not as bad as the media makes it out to be. 

She says in her post, “… I was expecting a city filled with broken dreams and shattered glass, a city devoid of life and hope. I expected a scene of desolation against the backdrop of a dead city. But you are not dead. You are so very much alive.”

We are so happy and thankful that someone like Cassie came along to share what she saw. It helps us realize that though we still have a long way to go, that people are noticing that we are up and coming, and that we will not be taken for granted.

And, it’s a great post to have today, on Detroit’s 314th Birthday. 

Thank you to the Detroit Free Press for sharing the post with the rest of the city. 

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