Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County to host community clean-up in Wilmington

Delaware State News
Posted 7/15/21

WILMINGTON — Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County will be hosting a community clean-up as part of its Rock the Block community projects recently launched in Northeast, Wilmington this …

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Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County to host community clean-up in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON — Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County will be hosting a community clean-up as part of its Rock the Block community projects recently launched in Northeast, Wilmington this weekend.

The event will take place within a six-block radius of Johnston Park located 1101 East 16th Street in Wilmington. Clean-up begins at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 17.

Volunteers from partner organization Republic Services, local community organizations such as the Teen Warehouse, as well as staff and board members from HFHNCC will join local community residents to clean up waste and debris from around neighboring areas.

The community clean-up will mark the first of three “Rock the Block” projects the affiliate will be conducting over a twelve-month period as part of Republic Services Charitable Foundation’s National Neighborhood Promise program of which the affiliate is a local partner organization. In addition, it will also mark HHFHNCC’s first major in-person volunteer event since the start of the pandemic.

The three projects will serve as opportunities to engage community residents in a scaffolded approach to neighborhood revitalization. Following the community clean-up will be two additional projects that will focus on beautification and establishing a community asset within the focus neighborhood.

Members of the public are encouraged to volunteer. For more information and to register, please go online or email Maritza Martinez at volunteer@habitatncc.org. For questions regarding the event, please contact Andre Wilburn at awilburn@habitatncc.org.