Neighborhood Revitalization in Action:
When we describe Neighbood Revitalization (NR) to the community, we like to refer to the “dinner table” visualization. If you think of Woodland Heights and it’s residents as the table, and all of the different chairs pulled to the table for dinner as the community partners providing support, you have the idea correct!
We like to remind everyone, that Neighborhood Revitalization is more than building and repairing homes.
Springfield Fire Department joins NR Efforts:
One example of how Neighborhood Revitalization is so much more than building and repairing homes is our recent partnership with the Springfield Fire Department.
Residents of Woodland Heights identified the need of having smoke detectors installed in homes to promote fire safety. To address the goal of promoting fire safety, Habitat for Humanity staff members connected residents with the Fire Department. On Saturday, October 15, 2016 firefighters knocked on 120 doors to speak to residents about fire safety and installed 20 new smoke detectors.