On Saturday, August 17th, 2019 from 9:00am-1:00pm, 26 volunteers from the MSU Women’s Softball Team joined Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO (HFHS) to help with Sidewalk Sweep. Sidewalk Sweep is an event focused on Neighborhood Revitalization in Woodland Heights, HFHS’s partner neighborhood. Learn more about Neighborhood Revitalization here!
Sidewalk Sweep projects included yard clean-ups, removing brush, and cutting back overhanging growth from fences. During the event volunteers discovered a herringbone brick sidewalk located on Dale Street between Main and Lyon Avenues. It had been covered with 1-2 inches of grass, and volunteers and HFHS workers were able to uncover the sidewalk completely.
“Our team is very committed to community service,” said Associate Head Coach of the women’s softball team, Beth Perine. “We’re very grateful for the opportunity that Habitat gives us to allow us to come out here and help. Our team is a team that wants more opportunities and is excited for new and different opportunities. To come out here and be a part of this neighborhood is just a great feeling for all of us.”
Neighborhood Revitalization is Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing program that strives to improve the quality of life of a single neighborhood by working with area businesses, government, residents and other nonprofits who share a vision of revitalization. Woodland Height’s focus areas of revitalization include beautification, community, housing, health and safety.