August 17th and 18th, 2018
2 Days. 2 Blocks. 10 Homes. 35 Lives Impacted. 311 Total Repairs. 34 Accessibility Modifications. 20 Plumbing Repairs. 52 Electrical Repairs. 255 Volunteers. Over $178,000 Invested in the Community.
Making an annual impact on 350 homes, Revitalize Milwaukee has committed to a 3-5 year partnership with Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative. This collaboration will provide powerful and proactive planning to assist the neighborhood in reaching its residential quality of life plan and economic goals. This annual project is what we like to call Block Build MKE. Block Build MKE is an extension of Revitalize Milwaukee’s year-round program and shows how concentrated efforts can leave a lasting impact on a single neighborhood.
Milwaukee’s Clarke Square neighborhood is full of history, homeowner pride, and collective effort. Since 1990, community collaboration has largely impacted the neighborhood and the relationships among the homeowners we serve. It is truly an honor to return to the Clarke Square neighborhood in efforts of investing time, energy, and monetary value to select homes.
Revitalize Milwaukee’s mission is to stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and revitalize communities by providing free, critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and comprehensive services for low-income homeowners who are senior citizens, veterans and/or persons with disabilities. Since 2000, Revitalize Milwaukee has completed critical home repairs on more than 2000 homes with the help of over 8000 volunteers and invested over $14.5 million dollars into Milwaukee-area housing. Revitalize Milwaukee receives over 250 requests for help each month. We perform over 2000 repairs annually; assist over 500 individuals, and 340 home addresses. Join us this year in changing the lives of countless low-income homeowners who are seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. For more information or to get involved in future Block Builds, please contact Lynnea Katz-Petted, RM CEO at 414-704-1581.
Home by Home, Block by Block, Entire Communities are Transformed