Detroit is infamous for its ruins. That might be great for out-of-town photographers who love to capture the decaying buildings for their blogs, but it’s long been a problem for residents of the city. John George started the non-profit organization Blight Busters as a way to tackle this issue. The organization demolishes buildings that have been left abandoned and are beyond restoring. This work helps stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods that had otherwise been left behind. In addition to tearing buildings down, John and his wife Alicia are also building communities back up with projects like the Motor City Java House and Artists Village—community spaces for oft-ignored neighborhoods in desperate need, like Brightmoor.