Volunteers to gather for Coconut Grove effort
Written by Miami Today on June 1, 2018
More than 150 volunteers are expected to gather Saturday (6/2) to make repairs to the homes of low-income homeowners in West Coconut Grove to bring immediate, large-scale impact to this historic community in a single day. Joining the volunteers will be Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and District Two Commissioner Ken Russell, along with Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade Executive Director Travis Renville.
The staging area will be St. Matthew CMB Church, 3616 Day Ave., where participants will gather at 7 a.m. The work is expected to end in the early afternoon.
This neighborhood is among the oldest communities in Miami, one threatened by gentrification and development. Common repairs include accessible bathroom modifications, kitchen renovations, roof replacements, plumbing and electrical, energy efficiency upgrades, exterior painting and landscaping, and more. The repairs will be paid for with $300,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding designated by Commissioner Russell, and more than $200,000 donated by The Home Depot Foundation.
To register visit https://goo.gl/BiKtGm.