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Drake calls for volunteers to assist in neighborhood revitalization

August 3, 2011
News PhotoDrake University faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a day of service on Friday, Sept. 30.

Rock the Block, a neighborhood revitalization project organized by Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, will benefit low-income homeowners in the Drake neighborhood. Volunteers will participate in landscaping, exterior home maintenance, weatherization and accessibility projects.

Lunch will be provided to volunteers, who may sign up for a morning shift from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., an afternoon shift from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. or both shifts. Individuals interested in working all day may sign up to serve as project leaders.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

For more information or to sign up, contact Dolph Pulliam, director of community outreach and development at Drake, at 515-271-3084 or