6 News Rocks the Block in Old Town Lansing today


LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The “Habitat for Humanity, Capital Region”, along with the women of 6 News, will roll up their sleeves and help clean-up a portion of Lansing today.

We’re helping “Rock the Block”.

It’s a week-long revitalization project in Lansing’s Old Town.

It’s quiet and rainy here in Old Town this morning but later on today if you come through the area you will hear the sounds of yardwork and the sights of old homes getting fresh coats of paint as we kick off off “Rock the Block”.

Last year Habitat for Humanity, Capital Region, along with the women of 6 News, joined to build a new home for a deserving Lansing family.

This year they are going a step further. A big step further. They are helping many families in Old Town.

Our Sheri Jones, along with Habitat for Humanity, held a meeting last week describing to all the volunteers what jobs will be done during Rock the Block.

Teams of volunteers will be cleaning out gutters, painting homes, repairing wood steps on porches, raking and edging the yards and so much more.

Organizers say when you clean up an area everyone is healthier and happier.

“Neighborhood revitalization has proven to provide a safer community over all,” says Vicki Hamilton-Allen, Exec. Dir. Habitat for Humanity, Capital Region. “Even though we are repairing one house at a time collectively on a street, we’re providing a safer, more cohesive community for generations to come.”

More than 300 volunteers will be here to help “tidy” up Old Town this week and Rock the Block.

We’ll have updates online, on social media and on 6 News.

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