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Rock the Block in West College Hill A Success - Video Included
Over 300 volunteers "Rocked" West College Hill, a Springfield Township neighborhood, on Saturday, October 13th. 

Habitat for Humanity rallied over 300 volunteers in their signature Rock the Block event in West College Hill on Saturday, October 13th. This is Cincinnati Habitat's 4th and largest Rock the Block since the event's inception in 2016. Rock the Block is an extension of Habitat for Humanity's work to revitalize neighborhoods one family, one block, one street at a time. Residents and volunteers teamed up for a one-day blitz to repair, refresh, and restore a neighborhood where Habitat is currently building. The West College Hill event included minor exterior repairs of sixteen homes,  a fresh coat of paint to the playground at Crutchfield Park, and a general neighborhood cleanup involving litter and brush removal. A new basketball court, wildflower field and three community art projects were made possible through the added support of Springfield Township, ArtsConnect and a grant from Hamilton County Planning and Development.

Trustees Gwen McFarlin, Joe Honerlaw and Mark Berning were all in attendance at Rock the Block. "This was such an exciting event to be a part of", explains McFarlin. "The energy of the volunteers raised the entire neighborhood." The work in West College Hill will continue over the coming years.  Additional homes are being built by Habitat for Humanity  and a community renewal plan is underway with support of Hamilton County Planning and Development and The Port.