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Community Connections helps neighborhoods

Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014

Pathfinder Community Connections, a NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center and the community development division of Pathfinder Services, held a volunteer event in support of NeighborWorks Week in Huntington on June 7.

On June 7, NeighborWorks® America kicked off the 31st annual NeighborWorks Week, a weeklong celebration in which thousands of volunteers come together to help make their communities healthy, sustainable places by rehabbing and repairing homes, beautifying parks and hosting educational events.  This is a record-setting year for NeighborWorks Week, with more than 200 groups holding more than 300 events across the country.

Pathfinder Services along with a group of volunteers from the community and Wells Fargo Bank put the finishing touches on a rehabilitated home at 610 Henry Street on June 7. This large home is over 100 years old and had Pathfinder Services not acquired the property, it likely would have been demolished. Pathfinder Services has since rehabilitated the home with new baths, kitchen, flooring, siding, windows and more and offered it for sale as an affordable housing option in the historic Drover Town neighborhood.

“NeighborWorks Week is an annual tradition which showcases how community members can transform and strengthen their own and other communities through volunteerism,” stated Jan Baumgartner, Division Director of Pathfinder Community Connections. “These events that occur throughout the nation highlight how individuals can come together to create, impact and maintain communities where people want to live and do business.”

For more information about NeighborWorks Week and to see photos of past events, visit www.nw.org/neighborworksweek.

Shown in the photo are four individuals volunteering their services to clean up and beautify a home located at 610 Henry Street.