Rock the Block – Homeowner Story
Habitat for Humanity helps individuals and families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. As part of Neighborhood Revitalization program in Woodland Heights, we hosted Rock the Block. The event is designed to impact multiple individuals and families on one targeted block.
Leading up to the event, Habitat staff met with homeowners along Jefferson Ave., in Woodland Heights who needed help with minor home repair and yard cleanups through Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness program. Projects ranged from mowing lawns and removing overgrown vines, to painting homes and repairing a ramp.
It’s amazing to see how much impact can be made when the community joins together to address a need. Rock the Block was more than completing a few of our neighborhood cleanup projects. Thanks to the support of our event partners, we were able to bring in a new energy to a group of homeowners along Jefferson Ave.
Meet one of our homeowners who received a hand-up during Rock the Block.
“I’m thrilled all these volunteers are here to help make my yard beautiful again. I appreciate it to no end. My house is going to be the prettiest house in a mile. I haven’t been further than that, but I know how pretty it is. I really appreciate all the work everyone has done.” – Shirley, a homeowner who received a hand-up during Rock the Block.
If you or someone you know is in need of a hand-up like Shirley, please contact Nancy Williams, Partner Services Director, at 417-829-4001 x 105.