Habitat News

Pensacola Habitat and Brownsville Partners “Green Up” the ‘Ville

 

Pensacola, FL (March 2, 2016) Over the course of the next two months, beginning Saturday, March 5th, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization team will work to “Green Up Brownsville”. Key partners in the initiative are the Historic Brownsville Community, volunteers from Pensacola Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge and local Marines. These groups will collaborate with the hopes of improving the appearance of the local Brownsville business corridor. The volunteer groups will work to remove old chunks of asphalt paving along West Cervantes Street and Mobile Highway between the intersections of V and X streets and replace those paved areas with street trees and shrubs.

The Neighborhood Revitalization team is eager to begin work on this historic business district of Pensacola alongside the interested community partners.

“This streetscape beautification collaborative will greatly enhance the aesthetic in this well-traveled section of Brownsville,” explains Director of Neighborhood Revitalization, Peggy Fowler. “Brownsville is an important part of Pensacola’s history that needs to be preserved and nurtured. We are excited to be working hand-in-hand with the passionate community partners from Brownsville.”

An important piece of Pensacola Habitat’s promise to build “homes, community and hope” in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, the Neighborhood Revitalization program has been a collaborative resource for the local community for almost four years, working in partnership with the community. Including the numerous restoration projects in Brownsville last year, the Neighborhood Revitalization program hopes to continue to increase the size and scope of their projects every year.

“With the help from Collegiate Challenge volunteers and our military partners, we hope to create the momentum for a better business corridor with these needed improvements,” explains AmeriCorps Community Outreach Coordinator, Jon Potrzeba. “This project is a culmination of the trust and respect we have created and nurtured with the community at large; we hope to continue building on our successes to create a community where everyone has a decent place to live.”

The Neighborhood Revitalization department will be out in force beginning March 5th. For more information on the Neighborhood Revitalization program visit www.pensacolahabitat.org/nr/ or contact Pensacola Habitat directly to get involved.

 

 

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