WHAT: Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity Rock the Block event, sponsored by Toledo Refining Company
WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2022. 8:30 – 12:30 pm
WHO: Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity,
WHERE: Navarre Park area
WHY: Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers to “Rock the Block” in East Toledo. Currently, MVHFH has a goal of 60-80 volunteers for the upcoming August event, sponsored by Toledo Refining Company.
Volunteers will focus on building community in an area known as East Toledo. They will complete beautification projects and light exterior home repairs such as small painting projects, washing windows and siding, landscaping and trash pickup for area homeowners. Volunteers will also complete projects in Navarre Park that will benefit all area residents.
Volunteers can sign up to volunteer at mvhabitat.org or by calling Kelly Davis at 419-382-1964.
Rock the Block empowers neighbors and homeowners to celebrate the importance of homeownership and pride in their neighborhoods. These small changes have a big impact, especially for homeowners who experience financial or physical barriers to home maintenance and repair.
A community celebration fair and party (12:30 pm to 3:00 pm) including community resources and free food and entertainment will follow volunteer efforts at East Toledo Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The day will begin with a check-in at 8:30 and a short program kickoff at Navarre Park at 9am.
While it can be hard to find time to volunteer, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity believes the benefits of volunteering can be enormous.
-Provides a sense of purpose
– Provides a sense of community
– Helps you meet new friends
– Increases social skills
– Teaches you valuable skills
– Gets you out of your comfort zone
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity works in Lucas County to fulfill Habitat for Humanity’s vision of a world in which everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable, 0% interest mortgage. Homeowners also attend financial management and home maintenance classes to be self-reliant and stable in their homes. Maumee Valley Habitat also has repair programs to partner with low-income homeowners to provide health and safety related repairs. ReStore, located with our offices on Conant Street in Maumee, sells new and gently used building materials, furniture and appliances to the public with all profits supporting our two programs.
For more information visit www.mvhabitat.org