Our Mission

Our mission is to stabilize, revitalize and rebuild Detroit neighborhoods. We had been achieving this by demolishing, renovating and boarding up blighted homes for community use, building community partnerships and sponsoring events that cater to low to middle-income families in Detroit.

Our Story

Detroit Blight Busters' founder John J. George saw the negative energy brought about by blight in his neighborhood in northwest Detroit in 1988. He began to demolish and board up one of the blighted homes and got his neighbors to join in. Blight Busters was born out of this initiative. The continued blight removal sparked opportunities and hope in the northwest neighborhoods of Detroit.


Meet the Team

Detroit Blight Busters is a 501(c)(3) organization that relies on thousands of its volunteers for most of its projects. The administrative staff manage the day-to-day operations of the organization.


John J. George

Founder & Executive Director

Native Detroiter, recipient of "Michiganian of the Year" and "Daily Points of Light" awards in 1995 and 1998, respectively.


Al Manfroni

Chief Financial Officer

Football coach, outdoor education specialist, has more than 30 years of experience in financial management.