#GreenNFit

ONE Block on ONE Street all on ONE Day with 1,000 Volunteers!

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Due to COVID-19, we will not be able to host 1,000 volunteers in April, 2021, however we still need your help!  Building contractors will be helping us to work on homes to replace roofs, install energy-efficient windows, doors, repair steps, install hand railings and more!

 

Share your memories with a brief video or photos from the past. Email them to Chelsea McGrath our Operations Manager at CMcgrath@RevitalizeCDC.com 

 

We will share on our social media sites.  Our followers will vote on their favorite posts.  The winner will be awarded a "bouquet" of paint brushes and a RCDC fleece jacket.  Winners who come in second and third will win a RCDC sweatshirt and cap!

 

#SafeAndHealthyHomes

#GreenNFit Neighborhood Rebuild: Rebuilding 1 block of homes in 1 neighborhood with the help of over 100 supporters and 1,000 volunteers all in 1 day!  The program focuses on making homes energy-efficient, safe and healthy.

 

Designed to promote risk assessment, stakeholder engagement, and resilience planning in communities where the risks of disaster are projected to increase substantially due to climate change.  Revitalize CDC Leverages the investments of donors, grantors and volunteers, and performs critical repairs, modifications and rehabilitation on the homes and non-profit facilities of low-income families with children, the elderly, military veterans and people with disabilities throughout the Cities of Springfield and Holyoke, Massachusetts. More specifically, Revitalize CDC focuses on making meaningful improvements to homes to help reduce energy use, save money, and create a safe, healthy and sustainable living environment for our residents and the community.  In addition to focusing on rebuilding homes and lives, vacant lots, unused greenspace, dilapidated playground equipment in the area of renovations are also cleaned up and repaired. 

 

Successful neighborhood revitalization improves quality of life by reducing the number of foreclosures and properties in tax arrears; it reduces blight and the number of vacant properties. Strong neighborhoods reduce crime rates and higher student academic performance. Housing revitalization utilizing the cluster/block-build format has the benefit of making physical improvements to the community that will last for many years. Construction activities are all outward signs of change in the neighborhood and can make a significant contribution to revitalizing the entire neighborhood and community.

 

Revitalize CDC is promoting strategies to reduce crime, increase walkability, maintain the existing urban fabric and density, and ultimately add value to the neighborhood or block worked on.

#GreenNFit Events

  • Springfield
    Saturday April 24th, 2021
    North End
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