For Immediate Release
March 05, 2014
Contact Information

Bernadette Morris
T: (305) 948-8063, ext. 201

(BPRW) Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida Celebrates 10 Years of Community Paint and Beautification Day Projects

- Volunteers to provide home restoration in Coconut Grove Village West on March 8th -

(BLACK PR WIRE) – Every spring, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) spearheads its Annual Community Paint and Beautification Day, to bring together NHSSF staff, corporate sponsors and members of the community to beautify homes in low and moderate income neighborhoods. For the Community Paint and Beautification Day’s 10th commemoration, volunteers will meet on Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Coconut Grove Playhouse Parking Lot, located at 3500 Main Highway, Miami, FL 33133.

“The painting and landscaping done through Community Paint and Beautification Day has a positive impact on the overall desirability of a neighborhood,” said Arden Shank, President & CEO of NHSSF, “This year we are proud to bring our service to Coconut Grove Village West and partner with Coconut Grove Collaborative.” Event participants will provide exterior painting to nine deserving low and moderate income homes, as well as landscape restoration. Over the past decade, the event has raised more than $150,000 in donations, involved more than 1,000 volunteers, and assisted more than 55 homeowners. Volunteers 14 years and older are welcome to participate, and will receive assignment training, meals and an event t-shirt.

About NHSSF: Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida is a local nonprofit organization that collaborates with residents and other stakeholders to stabilize neighborhoods and develop sustainable housing. A chartered member of the NeighborWorks network, NHSSF is amongst a nationwide network of 245 trained and certified community development organizations at work in more than 4,400 communities across America. NHSSF is a certified Homeownership Center, a HUD approved counseling agency and has adopted the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling. NHSSF provides a full spectrum of homeownership services in English and Spanish to assist potential buyers in reaching their homeownership dream and assist current owners to preserve their homes.

WHO: Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida
WHAT: Community Paint and Beautification Day
WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 2014 â - 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Coconut Grove Playhouse Parking Lot â - 3500 Main Highway â - Miami, FL 33133
WHY: To paint, landscape and restore the exteriors of nine deserving homes, and overall revitalize the local neighborhood.
CONTACT: For volunteer info, contact Michelle Williams at (305) 751-5511, ext. 1156. For media interest/information, contact Bernadette Morris at (305) 948-8063, ext. 201.