Over 250 volunteers from corporate and civic groups will come together to transform ten homes in one day in Delray Beach, Florida.
The City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), and Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (HFHSPBC) are partnering for Rock The Block presented by Vertical Bridge on Saturday, April 30. Rock The Block is an annual event that revitalizes a neighborhood and unites hundreds of volunteers in a block-party-style hands-on volunteer experience. In Delray Beach’s SW Neighborhood, ten homes, including two veteran-owned houses, will undergo exterior home repairs, painting and landscaping as part of the 2022 event.
“Rock The Block gives Habitat the perfect opportunity to partner with the City of Delray Beach and the CRA to make a lasting impact in our community. The collaboration successfully supports our mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.”
Jennifer Thomason, President and CEO of HFHSPBC
The City of Delray Beach’s departments bridge and engage residents with resources to maintain, revitalize, and promote healthy communities. This event helps forge a bond between the City and communities, creating partnerships that are vital in preserving the quality of our neighborhoods.
The City of Delray Beach and the CRA worked together to find ten homes within three blocks that match the criteria to participate in the revitalization event. The CRA’s mission to eliminate slum and blight aligned with the purpose of the Rock The Block event. Ten homes have been identified and qualified based on the homeowner’s financial need. Rock The Block homeowners are area seniors, veterans, people with disabilities or health issues and families with young children who live in Delray Beach and own their homes.
“Over the last few years, the CRA has invested over 6 million dollars in improving the roadways, sidewalks, and alleys in the SW Neighborhood, so we are thrilled that Rock The Block is also taking place in this area to further improve the quality of life for residents through this collaboration.”
Renée A. Jadusingh, Esq., FRA-RA, Executive Director of the CRA
The funds raised from Rock The Block go directly back into our Neighborhood Revitalization program that addresses the need to preserve affordable housing and healthier living conditions through our critical repair & aging in place programs. Our goal is to help homeowners stay in their existing homes, protect their financial investment, and improve their quality of life.
One day can make a huge difference. The impact of Rock The Block is visually apparent, but it’s more than curb appeal. Rock The Block helps restore pride in homeownership and builds community connections. To donate, volunteer, sponsor or learn more, please visit https://habitatsouthpalmbeach.org/rock-the-block.
The list of event sponsors and partners includes: Vertical Bridge, The Home Depot Foundation, Central Park Taekwondo, Moraca Builders, Inc., Wells Fargo, Coastal Waste & Recycling, Dunay, Miskel, and Backman LLP, The Knight Group, Horizon General Contracting and Development LLC., Hatcher Construction & Development, Imperial Roofing Group, MAC Express Cleaning Services, Eat Me Guilt Free, Cultural Arts Promotion Education, The GFWC Women’s Club of Delray Beach and The Lord’s Place.