More than 20 homes in Lindsay Heights Milwaukee are receiving free home repairs

AT THIS TIME, NEARLY TWO DOZEN HOMES IN THE LINDSAY HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD OF MILWAUKEE ARE BEING RENOVATED. 12 NEWS HANNAH HILYARD IS LIVE NEAR 15TH & LLOYD. HANNAH, IS THIS PART OF THE ANNUAL MKE BLOCK BUILD? HANNAH: YES, DIANA. HERE AT 15TH & LLOYD YOU HAVE FINDORFF WORKING ON THE PORCHES OF THIS HOUSE. THERE ARE TEAMS LIKE THIS ACROSS FOUR BLOCKS IN THIS AREA DOING MORE PROJECTS. ALL FOR FREE. >> IT’S LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. IT’S LIKE THE WORLD LIFTED OFF MY HANNAH SHOULDERS: WASHINGTONS HAVE NEW STEPS, NEW KITCHEN AND RENOVATED BATHROOMS. THEIR HOME IS ONE OF 23 IN THE AREA OF LINDSAY HEIGHTS, RECEIVING UPGRADES THIS WEEKEND. THE OWNERS HAVE WORKED WITH REVITALIZING MILWAUKEE, THE BUILD MKE ORGANIZING BLOCK, TO PLAN THESE FREE HOME REPAIRS OVER THE PAST YEAR. IN TOTAL, CONSTRUCTION TEAMS AND VOLUNTEERS WILL PROVIDE $300,000 IN RENOVATIONS. MATT SCHROEDER/FINDORFF PROJECT MANAGER: THIS IS ESPECIALLY NICE FOR OFFICE PEOPLE WHO DON’T DO THIS EVERY DAY, COME SEE WHAT OUR FIELD PEOPLE ARE DOING AND LEARN HOW TO EXPERIENCE A LITTLE OF IT AND GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AT THE SAME TIME. LYNNEA KATZ-PETTED/REVITALIZE CEO OF MILWAUKEE: WHEN YOU SEE THE OWNERS AT THE END OF THE DAY AND ALL THE VOLUNTEERS. WE REALLY CHANGE LIVES AND THAT’S THE COOLEST THING. YOU CANNOT BUY THIS. THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN BUY. HANNAH: GET THIS, ALL THESE PROJECTS WILL BE DONE WITHIN 48 HOURS. SO TODAY IS HEAVY LIFTING WITH THE PROFESSIONALS. TOMORROW YOU HAVE OVER 600 VOLUNTEERS HERE, HELPING TO FILL ALL THE STREETS FINISHING ALL THESE REPAIRS. DIAN

More than 20 homes in Lindsay Heights Milwaukee are receiving free home repairs

Block Build MKE is offering free renovations to 23 homes in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood

Revitalize Milwaukee is hosting its annual Block Build MKE on Friday and Saturday. Construction crews and volunteers are making free repairs to 23 eligible homes in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood. It’s near North 15th and Lloyd streets. “We do everything from kitchen renovations, porches, bathrooms, plumbing, electrical. You name it, we do it,” said Lynnea Katz-Petted, CEO of Revitalize Milwaukee. The owners have spent the last year working with Revitalize Milwaukee leading up to this weekend. . One of the recipients is Dorothy Washington and her son Jerel Washington. “It’s been like a money pit, so it’s like a breath of fresh air,” Jerel said. They will receive a number of upgrades including bathroom, kitchen and driveway renovations. With donated time, money and supplies, the organization will provide $300,000 worth of renovations within 48 hours. It all happens in a weekend with the help of construction crews like Findorff. “Given the schedule, we are asking a lot of help from our employees, and they are ready to step in and help out,” said project manager Matt Schroeder. On Saturday, more than 600 volunteers will fill the streets to complete the construction sites. It’s a lot of work in a short time, but organizers say it pays off big time. “When you see the owners at the end of the day and all the volunteers, we’re really changing lives and that’s the coolest thing. You can’t buy that,” Katz-Petted said. For more information on Revitalizing Milwaukee, click here. (https://www.freehomerepairs.org/)

Revitalize Milwaukee is hosting its annual Block Build MKE on Friday and Saturday.

Construction crews and volunteers are making free repairs to 23 eligible homes in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood. It’s near North 15th and Lloyd streets. “We do everything from kitchen renovations, porches, bathrooms, plumbing, electrical. You name it, we do it,” said Lynnea Katz-Petted, CEO of Revitalize Milwaukee.

The owners have spent the last year working with Revitalize Milwaukee leading up to this weekend. One of the recipients is Dorothy Washington and her son Jerel Washington. “It’s been like a money pit, so it’s like a breath of fresh air,” Jerel said. They will receive a number of upgrades including bathroom, kitchen and driveway renovations.

With donated time, money and supplies, the organization will provide $300,000 worth of renovations within 48 hours.

It all happens in a weekend with the help of construction crews like Findorff. “Given the schedule, we are asking a lot of help from our employees, and they are ready to step in and help out,” said project manager Matt Schroeder.

On Saturday, more than 600 volunteers will fill the streets to complete the construction sites. It’s a lot of work in a short time, but organizers say it pays off big time. “When you see the owners at the end of the day and all the volunteers, we’re really changing lives and that’s the coolest thing. You can’t buy that,” Katz-Petted said.

For more information on Revitalizing Milwaukee, click here. (https://www.freehomerepairs.org/)

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