Baltimore students Build A Block for Habitat

BALTIMORE - On Friday 100 people will gather on the 1100 block of Ward Street in Pigtown to celebrate the dedication of a freshly built home by Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake volunteers.

The deserving new homeowner featured at the dedication, Mr. Kariem Yoonus, will receive keys to his new home at this celebration.

Yoonus isn't the only one benefiting frpm the youth's efforts.

Over the past few years, over 1,000 Baltimore area high school students from several public, independent and parochial schools have dedicated thousands of volunteer hours and almost half a million dollars in funds to help transform communities block by block across Baltimore City.

The project is called Build A Block.  Students partnered with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake to revitalize communities using Habitats ranged from building new homes to establishing community garden to outreach to local elementary schools.

The volunteer and fundraising efforts from the Build A Block schools have included over 10,000 Baltimore area families.

The event will be held on Friday at 4pm.

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