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Bay County Habitat for Humanity's 7th Annual Neighbord Revitlization

August 28, 2015       Leave a Comment
By: Josh Sharrow

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Bay County Habitat for Humanity's 7th Annual Neighborhood Revitalization kicked-off on Monday, July 20th and they will be wrapping up a handful of their projects this Saturday, August 29th thanks to dozens of SVSU incoming freshman lending a helping hand. For the third year in a row, Saginaw Valley State University is working with Bay County Habitat for Humanity for their service project during Welcome Week.

Over 50 SVSU students will join Habitat to paint, landscape, and repair homes in the One-Ways Neighborhood around Thomas and Jenny streets on Bay City's Westside. Habitat's home base for the day is at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 501 S. Catherine St. starting at 9 am.

Bay County Habitat's Neighborhood Revitalization helps homeowners whose income is below 80% of the Area Median Income to preserve and improve their homes with pride and dignity as they contribute their time and pay for the cost of materials. This project is part of Habitat for Humanity's broader community development strategy to build and rebuild homes, communities and hope in Bay County.

The Dow Chemical Company has been the major sponsor of Bay County Habitat's Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative since 2009, providing both financial support and hundreds of volunteers. Bay County Habitat received grants and contributions from the Bay Area Community Foundation Community Initiative Fund, Chemical Bank, Consumers Energy, and United Way of Bay County for this year's project as well. The event is also made possible due to the partnerships and donations of products and services from many other local businesses and organizations.

Other community groups or individual volunteers who are interested in helping with Habitat's revitalization efforts can call Bay County Habitat for Humanity at 989-895-0980.

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