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Church turned business hub helps Lansing community

Credit: FOX 47 News Michigan
Published on January 21, 2020 - Duration: 01:54s

Church turned business hub helps Lansing community

From 3-D printers to sewing machines and everything in between, The Fledge gives anyone the opportunity to expand on their ideas.

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Church turned business hub helps Lansing community

YOUR TYPICAL OFFICE.ITS USING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELPTHOSE WITH A CREATIVE MIND.FOX 47'S MAUREEN HALLIDAY HASTHE STORY.FROM 3-D PRINTERS TO SEWINGMACHINES AND EVERYTHING INBETWEEN.

FLEDGE GIVES ANYONE THEOPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND ON THEIRIDEAS.00:10 "WE CAN BUILD OUR OWNFUTURE HERE IN LANSING.

WESHOULD NOT BE BUYING OUR FUTUREOFFOF AMAZON OR ALIBABA.

WE SHOULDBE MAKING OUR OWN FUTURE HERE.BUT JERRY SAYS MAKINGCONNECTIONS IS THE MOSTIMPORTANT PART.

0:26 "THEY CANGET THOSE CONNECTIONS POSSIBLYGET FUNDING MAYBE GET MICROLOANSBUT MORETHAN ANYTHIGN ELSE THEY GET THERELATIONSHIPS AND CONNECTIONS TOMOVE THEIR IDEA FOWARD."INADDITION TO CREATIVE MINDS...THE FLEDGE ALSO HELPS PEOPLE INNEED.

IN SPETEMBER ANOTHERCHURCH AROUND THE CORNER FROMFLEDGE BURNED DOWN.

JERRYIMMEDIATLY OFFERED TO HELP.0:57 "SO THE FIRE WAS STILLBURNING WHEN HE CAME DOWN ANDSHOWED US WE HAD A PLACE TO GOON THE NEXT SUNDAY.

IT WAS JUSTSUCH A RELIEF.

AMONG EVERYTHINGELSE THAT WAS HAPPENING AT LEASTWEKNEW WE COULD CONTINUE MEETINGAS A COMMUNITY."FLEDGE ALSO GIVES THE SELFPROCLAIMED HAPPIEST HOMELESSMANA PLACE TO BE CREATIVE."ITS TO BRING PEOPEL INTOSOMETHING SPECIAL.

I TRIED TO DODIFFERENT THINGS THAN THE OTHERHOMELESSGROUPS.

THINGS THAT I WANT.THINGS I MISSED WHILE I WASHOMELESS.MAUREEN HALLIDAY, FOX 47 NEWSFLEDGE IS ALWAYS LOOKING FORDONATIONS.AMONG THEM... SOCKS... HATS...GLOVES... UNDERGARMENTS... ANDFOOD FOR THEIRPANTRY.YOU CAN DROP THINGS OFF ANYTIMEFROM NINE TO NINE.WE HAVE THOSE DETAILS UP ON OURWEBSITE... "FOX 47 NEWS DOTCOM"

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