Volunteers from Heritage Hunt, Dick Tredinnick, Bill Hudspeth, Chuck Zumbaugh, Brian Swanson and Don Belanus, helped Habitat for Humanity Prince William County and Tim Hughes of the Prince William County Department of Public Works, clean up a dump site in Gainesville on Thursday, May 7. Six hundred pounds of trash were hauled away!
Habitat for Humanity Prince William County conducts community development projects as part of its Neighborhood Revitalization program. Community development includes projects such as cleaning up dump sites, removing graffiti, replacing invasive plant species with native plantings or renovating a playground. Other services in Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program include home ownership opportunities through new construction or rehabs of existing properties, home preservation repairs, critical home repairs and weatherization services. While home ownership and home repairs impact individual families greatly, Habitat’s community development projects tend to be in public places where the work impacts many families.
Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program engages more volunteers, families and community partners to revive neighborhoods and make them safe, inviting places to live. This fiscal year, Habitat for Humanity Prince William County expects to complete twenty-six neighborhood revitalization projects.
On June 6, Habitat will engage volunteers in another community development project in the Georgetown Village neighborhood along Route 1. Volunteers from Bank of America and the neighborhood will build benches at bus stops, repair and paint speed bumps, replace sign posts and pick up trash as part of the cleanup effort. Additionally, Habitat for Humanity will participate with the Georgetown Village Home Owners Association and Community Management Services, the property managers for the neighborhood, to hold a beautification contest with resident homeowners. Twenty-five homeowners have entered the contest, which is funded by Transurban/Fluor, to compete for gift card prizes.
To support Habitat for Humanity Prince William County’s Neighborhood Revitalization program, click on the link’s below!