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12 Kansas City, Kansas, homes revitalized through 'Rock the Block' event

Posted: 8:38 AM, Sep 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-18 09:38:47-04
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Habitat for Humanity Kansas City and the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors are teaming up for their fourth annual 'Rock the Block' event.

More than 200 volunteers will be working on 12 homes in Wyandotte County, Kansas.

The homes they'll be repairig are located between Lowell Avenue and South 17th Street. This is the first time the event will be held in Wyandotte County.

Volunteers will work on the homes' exteriors, including painting, landscaping, tree trimming and yard work.

One of the volunteers, Arkeitha Brown, said one of Habitat for Humanity's programs helped her become a homeowner. Now, she is taking part in the 'Rock the Block' event to give others a helping hand.

"I mean why not? If you have more than what you need and you have something that can value someone else, then share it. That's a part of humanity," Brown said. "It'll make a homeowner feel proud to come out of this home and just to know that somebody cared enough to give this to you. So if someone cared enough to give you something, why wouldn't you care enough to give someone else something in return?"

The event kicks off at 8 a.m. Wednesday, and work starts at 9 a.m. Volunteers will wrap up around 2:30 p.m.