Lowe’s awarded Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (HFHNCC) a $70,000 grant to revitalize the Eastside community of Wilmington. A portion of this funding has been designated for a week-long, community-wide “clean-up” event called “Rock the Block”. This event will take place October 3rd-7th on the Eastside of Wilmington. The funds will be used to beautify vacant lots, paint the front facades of homes, landscape around local establishments, dispose of trash, and perform critical and small repairs on homes. Habitat is also especially excited to hire Howard High School students to help assist with the small repairs.
Kiersten Diekmann, HFHNCC’s Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator is thrilled about this event and cannot wait to get things started. As her eyes welled up with tears, Ms. Diekmann said, “This community has been promised a lot of things [from others] but not much ever seems to happen and they end up losing hope. This grant is helping us to make a difference and show the community that we do care about them and we are here to help.”
During this week-long event, HFHNCC staff and volunteers will join the residents of the Eastside in completing the various projects. Rock the Block kicks-off with Lowe’s Centric Day on Tuesday, October 3rd. Day 1 will include over forty volunteers from Lowe’s helping to complete projects, as well as a press conference at 3pm at Central Baptist.
If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact Kiersten Diekmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 302.652.0365 x118. If you would like to volunteer, please register directly through our Eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-the-block-2017-tickets-37202404393?aff=eac2