#bustup 2- Even Bigger, Better and Bustier than last year

We had a pretty good turnout for our first #bustup in 2011 (link to short video by Visual Impact Systems) and with even more support from Channel 7 we expect this years event to have a far greater impact.

But perhaps I am getting ahead of myself. I mean, really, who even knows what a #bustup is?

Simply defined a #bustup is a #tweetup with a definitive purpose to improve the Detroit community. This year’s #bustup will again involve many members of the #backchannel, Motor City Connect, Blightbusters and a bunch of other concerned citizens who are full of 313Dlove.

Here is a one of the “on-air” #bustup pieces from Stephen Clark and Channel 7.

So enough about the past, what about the 2012 #bustup???

Date: August 11, 2012 (the rain date is also August 11 so we will be there rain or shine)
Time: 8:45-4:15 (come for as long as you can…there is plenty of work to do)
Where: We will meet at Motor City Java House (17336 Lahser Road, Detroit, MI 48219)

Why: Because we all need to step up and be part of the change we want to see in the D.

What can you bring? I’m so glad you asked:

Blightbusters works on improving the community 6 days a week and has been doing so for 24 years. They do it all almost exclusively through volunteers and the generous support of some stellar corporate citizens. They use some or all of the following every day:

Rakes- Axes- Shovels- Sledgehammers- Gloves- Paint- Paintbrushes- Paint Rollers- Paint trays- Plywood- Garbage cans- Garbage bags (outside)

and Dumpsters…they always need dumpsters (IF you know someone in trash removal they would be an excellent contact)

We at 313Dlove (the brand new non-profit started by Terry Bean and Mike McClintock) are taking donations on our website. You can easily donate $13.13 or $313.00 or whatever you want by simply visiting the Get involved page on the 313Dlove site.

Can’t join us? That’s okay you can still help out by donating or at the very lease sharing this post, our event and our facebook page. Thanks so much!


Terry Bean

Pleased to announce my new Detroit focused non-profit: 313Dlove

If you would have asked me in April when will the site be ready I would have told you June 1st. Had you asked me last week, I would have told you that it will never really be ready.

The good news is it’s ready enough to start spreading the Love for Detroit that needs to be shared. You can click the link to see the 313Dlove website.

You have to have a home base on the web and we will have a totally kickass one in the coming months. In the meantime, I think our Facebook Page and Twitter account will be more active,

I do love my vision for what the 313Dlove.com website will become and I’m glad it’s out today instead of waiting for the “Big Reveal” (looks like I’ll have to create a post with that title and list the product specs).

As I write this I think I should have spent more time documenting this process and sharing it here. It’s wild how fast time goes by.

Sometimes I feel like I should take the Doogie Howser approach and share a daily diary. It would be interesting to track that much of the organization’s impact. Seems like it may be more fun to let others write and share about that and I’ll just simply focus on making it happen.

Are you wondering what you can do to make sure this becomes a reality?

Simply sharing this post and or the facebook page would be a great start. Sharing the website would be great too.

Thanks so much for being a part of the change we all want to see in the D.

Be connected-

Terry Bean