He once found work as a butcher and a commercial roofer, but now he walks the streets of Detroit’s east side trying to help his loved ones survive. Don, 53, strips wood from abandoned houses and brings it home to provide the only source of light and heat that he can afford – fire.
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“The same fire that keeps us warm, feeds us,” says Don. They heat water in buckets to clean the pots and pans, and themselves, too.
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