Habitat for Humanity Rocks the Block on Madison’s east side

MADISON (WKOW) — On Friday, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County Rocked the Block.

The one day neighborhood volunteer project was held on Madison’s east side off of Cottage Grove Road.

Six exterior home repair and maintenance projects helped homeowners beautify their block through projects that repair exterior issues. Work for the day includes outside repairs, painting, power washing, landscaping, gutter cleaning, deck maintenance and more. Four projects were on Morningside Ave., one was on Maher Ave., and one was on Camden Rd.

Habitat says the houses they work on are owned by people who need a little help. That may include low-income families, single parents, elderly homeowners, veterans, people with disabilities, or those facing city code violations.

The project was in partnership with Thrivent Financial. More than 40 volunteers participated.

“If you can mark off a day a week, or even a day a month, anytime to get into the community and put back to it is always beneficial to yourself and is a good feeling, but is also prosperous to the community as a whole, ” said Volunteer Henry Simon.

Dane County residents can also participate in Habitat’s home repair program throughout the year. Visit their website for more information.

Emily Friese

Emily Friese

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