The #BuyBackTheBlock initiative aims to revitalize blighted neighborhoods in Memphis by reclaiming homes where people have succumbed to addiction and suffering. Flanders Fields and We Fight Monsters are providing safe havens for veterans, trafficking victims, and their children in these homes. With your support, we can offer hope and a future to those who have lost both. This house is the first step in a journey of service to others in our community. We hope you'll join us.
The house on Melrose is a dark place with a darker past. This house has seen rape and murder. It's been a haven to addicts and fugitives. It's been called the door to hell, and lived up to the name.
But today is a new day, and this house is ready for a new life. We are tearing it back to the studs to drive out decades of viciousness and depravity. Gone are its days as a warren of addiction and hopelessness, because now it only serves as safe harbor for the victims of sex trafficking and substance abuse. Demolition is already underway, and we have commitments from A-Team Roofing to supply a new roof and a generous individual in Oklahoma coming in to supply new HVAC.
Obviously there is far more to it than that, but their generosity and yours can make this happen. These funds will secure new floors, windows, plumbing, paint, new wiring throughout (a lot of these houses still have knob and tube), landscaping, appliances and cabinets, plus whatever else we need to make this house a haven and a home.
The Melrose house holds special meaning for us here at We Fight Monsters - this house claimed a lot of lives over the years, and nearly took our founder. Of the life-long addicts that lived hell on earth in this place, the ones left standing have all come together in sobriety to see its transformation made real. Folks that spent 30 years addicted on the streets have chosen to live a different path and are side by side with us making it happen.
With your donation, we are one step closer to finishing this house and moving on to the next. As we place and support folks in these houses, they bring their message of hope with them back into the darkness to shine a light for others. The more houses we can reclaim, the more lives are saved and the more we can claw back from that darkness. Join us!
Thank you for your support and contributions!