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Rock the Block 2017

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What is Rock the Block?

Rock the Block is a theme for a neighborhood clean-up day that includes exterior home repair and maintenance projects, such as painting and landscaping. Rock the Block calls all neighbors, homeowners and renters, to be outside together, working in the yard, and having fun.

Rock the Block events serve as an extension of Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization efforts. The emphasis of this program is to help homeowners in neighborhoods where Habitat is active with minor exterior home repairs such as painting and landscaping. To get involved with Rock the Block or exterior home repair programs, please contact Jennifer Kephart with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati at 513-482-5644 or email at Jen.Kephart@habitatcincinnati.org.

UPCOMING: Rock the Block Walnut Hills
Save the Date!

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Walnut Hills

On June 17, 2017, Habitat will be teaming up with the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation to conduct exterior home repairs and a neighborhood clean-up project.

Rock the Block is a neighborhood clean-up with exterior home repair and maintenance, such as painting and landscaping. All are welcome at the kick-off event at 9 a.m. at Five Points Alley, 2425 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills. Five Points Alley will also serve as the volunteer communication center for Rock the Block. The event will celebrate community and hope, rain or shine, and include a closing ceremony from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. back at Five Points.

While this year’s Rock the Block will serve up to 20 selected exterior home repair sites, Rock the Block calls all neighbors, homeowners and renters, to be outside together, working in the yard, maintaining their homes, and having fun. In addition to exterior home repair projects, volunteers will support a neighborhood trash pick-up effort. Rock the Block will primarily focus on the southwest part of Walnut Hills, bordered by Gilbert Avenue to the east, and McMillan Street to the north.

Interested homeowners in the Walnut Hills area should visit the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation office or the Bush Community Center to complete a Rock the Block interest form. The Rock the Block Interest Form is due back to the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation office or the Bush Community Center by 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Rock the Block organizers will select up to 20 project sites to be included in the Rock the Block event. Sites will host volunteers to complete tasks alongside the homeowner. Each site may receive donated landscaping and exterior painting supplies pending sponsorship support. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  1. VOLUNTEER TODAY: sign up to help with exterior home repair, landscaping, and event projects in Walnut Hills. Online at http://bit.ly/2p1BoMn, call 513-482-5614, or email getinvolvedvolunteer@habitatcincinnati.org
  2. BECOME A SPONSOR OR DONOR: Rock the Block needs gifts of cash and materials to complete the repairs and clean up. Please contact us if you love Walnut Hills and want to help.
  3. PARTICIPATE: Join us by being outside on Saturday, June 17th, having fun, working in the yard, and celebrating hope in the neighborhood. Together!
  4. JOIN US for the event KICK-OFF: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at Five Points Alley, 2425 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills (Volunteers then go to host sites)
  5. JOIN US AGAIN at 2:30 p.m. at Five Points Alley for the closing ceremony.

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Past Events

Rock the Block 2016 Newport

On October 29, 2016, Habitat teamed up with local organizations to conduct exterior home repairs and a neighborhood clean-up project. Partners included the City of Newport, Buena Vista Historic Foundation, Neighborhood Foundations, and Huntington Bank. 

Hundreds of volunteers of all ages from inside and outside Newport repaired and beautified homes, cleaned up streets and alleys, and hauled away tons of debris, with opening and closing ceremonies at Buena Vista Park in Newport.

Habitat for Humanity rocks the block in Newport, KY

 #911Day and Week of Service | Habitat for Humanity

 

To read the Northern Kentucky Tribune Article click here!