Group wants help restoring Dunbar Hospital

Posted at 4:37 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 17:17:05-05

The Detroit Medical Society needs help restoring the Dunbar Memorial Hospital.

The group of medical professionals wants to restore the building and turn it into an educational facility where children can learn about science, medicine and music. 

“It’s a big deal. It’s still in good shape. We just need folks to help us to restore it,” says Charles Reese, who is a member of the Dunbar Foundation Committee.

Dunbar Hospital was founded in 1918. Thirty black doctors opened the facility for two reasons: so they could practice medicine and so black patients could receive the care they needed.

Restoring this building is not just for African Americans, it's for the entire city of Detroit. 

“Detroiters at all levels and all races are stakeholders in this process. This is for the Detroit community at large,” adds Reese.

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