Habitat for Humanity to Perform Critical Home Repairs in Southfield’s South Evergreen Neighborhood

September 25, 2020

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Volunteers will repair porches, install fences, clean up yards on October 3

Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County will be joined by volunteers from Republic Services for a neighborhood repair and cleanup day on Saturday, Oct. 3, in Southfield’s South Evergreen Neighborhood. Habitat’s annual Rock the Block will be combined with Republic’s National Neighborhood Promise Day for a revitalization event that will benefit 32 homeowners.  

Work projects include repairing porches, installing fences, replacing cracked concrete and yard cleanups. The projects will take place over 12 worksites, which will allow for social distancing among the volunteers. Masks and gloves also will be required to help keep volunteers and homeowners safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are proud to partner with Habitat on this critical revitalization project in Southfield. Habitat’s focus on communities in Oakland County is a natural fit for us, as these are the same places where many of our employees live and work,” said Richard Rolf, Republic Services general manager. “We are committed to helping build stronger neighborhoods in our local communities.”

WHEN:    Saturday, Oct. 3

                8:45 a.m.: Remarks from Southfield Mayor Kenson J. Siver

                9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Revitalization projects


WHERE:   Remarks from Southfield Mayor: 20820 Westhampton Ave, Southfield, MI 48075

Revitalization projects will take place throughout the South Evergreen Neighborhood. The project is supported by a grant from the Republic Services Charitable Foundation. Through the National Neighborhood Promise program, the foundation partners with select nonprofit organizations to directly support neighborhood revitalization projects in local communities through granted funds, donated products and services, and volunteer opportunities for employees.

About Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County

Since 1995, Habitat Oakland volunteers, staff and donors have served over 855 individuals and families through housing and education programs across Oakland County. HFHOC is dedicated to providing safe and affordable housing in Oakland County by building and renovating homes, which are then purchased with an affordable mortgage by qualified low and moderate income homebuyers in need. Habitat for Humanity is a catalyst for individual and community transformation. To learn more, visit habitatoakland.org.