Habitat for Humanity neighborhood repair blitz


Posted: November 13, 2018

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Habitat for Humanity, the City of Newport News, Newport News Public Schools and other community partners worked together to help veteran, elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners in a neighborhood near Crittenden Middle School make repairs to the exterior of their homes and yards.

All labor and materials was provided on a sliding scale or free of charge to eligible homeowners, thanks to community sponsors and volunteers.

Homeowners were helped with:

  • Carpentry (replace hand rails, porches, stairs, ramps, etc.)
  • Outdoor painting (siding, windows, shutters)
  • Power washing and debris removal
  • Outside repairs including landscaping

High School students from Newport News Public Schools participated on a team that conducted extensive landscaping, gutter cleaning, debris removal and window screen replacement at a home on Center Avenue.

Crittenden Middle School served as the staging area for supplies and materials and a kick-off event in the morning that featured Newport News Mayor McKinley Price. Volunteers from the school also helped beautify parts of the Crittenden courtyard with new mulch and other improvements.