Habitat for Humanity to Repair Moline Neighborhood
While it continues to build new houses in the Quad Cities, a local non-profit will also start to repair them. This fall, Habitat for Humanity will start a new program in Moline's Floreciente Neighborhood.
Neighborhood Revitalization Director, Mary Chappell, says Habitat is joining an international initiative, to make a bigger impact on local areas.
In September, volunteers will kick off the new program by holding a work day in the largely Hispanic neighborhood in north-western Moline. They'll break ground for a new home, make minor home repairs, and clean up yards.
Chappell says Habitat for Humanity will work in Floreciente for three to five years. Then, she hopes a new organization will form, to spread out and repair other neighborhoods.