The block was rocked!

Habitat for Humanity Capital Region partnered with Capital Area United Way, Consumers Energy, Cristo Rey Community Center and Lansing Board of Water and Light for the Rock the Block in Lansing on Sept. 19-23.

Hundreds of volunteers from the Habitat for Humanity and the Capital Area United Way worked in the neighborhoods near N. High and Whyte streets.  Northtown neighborhood area’s low income owners were able to receive a variety of services.  Volunteers were able to complete yard work, house painting, external home repairs and even build a ramp for a resident in need.

Rock the Block Ramp Crew

Resident that volunteers built a ramp for and Dena Vatalaro, Community Relations Manager for Habitat for Humanity, Capital Region

The Cristo Rey Community Center served as the host location for the volunteers throughout the event.

“The Rock the Block event in September was a true example of collaboration among community organizations. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and Capital Area United Way helped our Cristo Rey Community Center’s neighbors with home revitalization projects. We all had a great time in the effort!” says Joe Garcia, Executive Director of Cristo Rey Community Center

Volunteers also gave the Cristo Rey Community Center a needed facelift by painting a blue trim on the building.

Rock the Block - Cristo Rey facelift

Volunteers paint blue trim to Cristo Rey Community Center

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