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Rock the Block

Oct. 1, 2018

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In previous years we've seen a distinct pattern. Many times Habitat CR will work on one house, and once it's finished it isn't hard to notice that it stands out like a sore thumb compared to the drab surrounding homes. That isn't Habitat's goal. Habitat wants to revitalize entire neighborhoods! Since this realization Habitat has started a new initiative.

The Rock the Block Neighborhood Revitalization initiative is a collaboration among community partners to give a neighborhood in need a hand up. Neighborhood Revitalization allows Habitat to serve more families by responding to community aspirations with an expanded array of products, services and partnerships, empowering residents to revive their neighborhoods and enhance their quality of life.

Habitat volunteers came together to paint houses, work on landscaping projects, and complete exterior home repairs in the Baker neighborhood of Lansing. Thank you for all who participated; a special thank you to the crew leaders and Care-A-Vanners that helped make this event a great success!

We appreciate to all the sponsors and volunteers that participated, we couldn't have done it without you:

July 9 - Michigan Department of Corrections, Habitat Young Professionals, Case Credit Union

July 10 - Consumers Energy, Coverys

July 11 - Lansing Board of Water & Light, Lansing Rotary, Franklin Energy, Michigan Energy Options

July 12 - Dell EMC, State of MI -DTMB, Shaarey Zedek, Islamic Center

July 13 - Jackson National, AF Group, Lake Trust Credit Union

July lunch sponsors - Brunch House, Little Caesar's, Tacos E Mas, Lansing Board of Water & Light

July material sponsors - Meijer

Sept 10 - EXIT Realty, Jackson National, Women's Life Group

Sept 11 - MSHDA, First Congregation United Church of Grand Ledge

Sept 12 - Lansing Board of Water & Light, Bergmann, 

Sept 13 - Bergmann, Jansen Biotech, 

Sept 14 - Junior League, Lake Trust Credit Union

Sept lunch sponsors - Cosmo's, Lansing Board of Water & Light, Little Caesar's, Chick-fil-A, Potbelly's

Sept material donors - Target

Rock the Block event sponsors: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, TA Forsberg, Consumers Energy, Capital Region Community Foundation, Lansing Board of Water & Light