PRLog - Feb. 2, 2013 - FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- In 15 minutes, on the evening of Thursday, January 10, 2013 Detroiter Sylvia Hubbard lost everything she owned in a house fire. But she and her three children escaped safely, as the house burned in front of them.
Hubbard is an author, speaker, social media whiz and founder of the Motown Writers’ Network and Michigan Literary Network.
Hubbard is a the number one book booster in the city of Detroit. "She is one of the most generous and sweetest woman I know," said Venus Mason Theus, President of the American Christian Writers Detroit chapter.
Sylvia Hubbard regularly holds book drives for the non-profit organization, Detroit Impatct where she, also volunteers working with youth on literary projects. She unselfishly shares her time and knowledge of all things literary and literacy-related, and works tirelessly to promote others doing positive work in Detroit and throughout Michigan.
Additionally, each November, Hubbard hosts the Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference with the majority of the funds coming out of her own purse. She does all this because she loves the community in which she grew up and lives and she believes it's important to give back. Now she needs help.
Hubbard was recently laid off from her job with the City of Detroit, and because she lost everything in the fire, she needs everything necessary to make her family comfortable, including a home, furniture, household items, appliances, clothes, toiletries and school supplies for her children, a teen girl, teen boy and pre-teen girl.
Detroit Impact has agreed to be the official donation drop-off site for donated items, and monetary donations. Items can be dropped off Monday-Friday between 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Detroit Impact Center, 9930 Greenfield Road, Detroit, MI 48227.
To drop off items outside of the hours of 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., please call the Detroit Impact Center at (313) 272-0004 to make special arrangements.
Anyone wishing to donate funds can do so via PayPal to motownwriters@
Funds can also be mailed to Sylvia Hubbard c/o Detroit Impact Center, 9930 Greenfield Road, Detroit, MI 48227.
Before the fire, Hubbard was collecting books and DVDs to donate to Detroit Impact, which she stored in her home. These items were destroyed in the fire, so Hubbard has requested that books and DVDs, also be donated to the Detroit Impact Center to help promote literacy and good entertainment for youth and adults who utilize the facility.
A fundraising event is being planned to uplift Sylvia Hubbard with a date and location to be announced soon. Information will be posted at http://www.Facebook.com/
For more information, please call Stephanie Hubbard at (313) 215-4183.