To better read the text on this web page, you may be able to adjust its size using your web browser, either by zooming in or by enlarging only the text.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, U.S. Senator Rob Portman and Owens Corning are leading efforts to revitalize a street in Cleveland’s historic Buckeye Neighborhood.
More than 200 volunteers from around the country will meet up on Grandview Avenue in Buckeye to fully rehab two houses, assist approximately 15 current residents with exterior improvements, and provide new roofs and attic insulation for five homes. Many of the volunteers are attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Known as the “Buckeye Build Project July 18 – 20, 2016,” it is part of the entire 2016 Buckeye Initiative that was launched by Cleveland Habitat in March.
Over the next several months, Cleveland Habitat will fully rehab 10 houses for families and assist 40 current residents with modest exterior repairs and improvements. So far, qualified families have been selected for eight of the 10 houses being rehabbed. All of the houses to be rehabbed have been acquired from the Cuyahoga Land Bank.
“I want to thank Habitat for Humanity for pulling this project together,” said Ward 6 Councilwoman Mamie Mitchell. “This is a good example of private, public and non-profit sectors coming together to improve aging homes in our neighborhood.”
Habitat for Humanity traditionally pulls together resources for building projects in cities that host national political conventions. The projects give volunteers, sponsors and members of Congress opportunities to roll up their sleeves and help in the fight against blight.
Habitat is hosting a similar project in Philadelphia during the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Other corporate sponsors for Cleveland’s “Buckeye Build” project include Ernst & Young, Westfield Insurance and AMGen, Inc. Owens Corning is also partnering with Lowe’s to re-roof and provide attic insulation for a number homes in the community.
The $250,000 raised for the Buckeye Neighborhood is the largest donation to Cleveland Habitat this year.
"Thanks to the immense generosity of Owens Corning, which donated $200,000, we have enough funds to make a big impact on Grandview Ave., which is a cornerstone street for the 2016 Buckeye Initiative,” said John Habat, President/CEO at Cleveland Habitat.
For more information, call Councilwoman Mamie Mitchell at 216-664-4234.