2019 Block Blitz: No Rain, Lots of Dirt


Home Headquarters extended a “Thank you” to every one of their 340+ volunteers who came out ready to work for Block Blitz 2019 on Friday, September 13. Hundreds of local high school and college students joined corporate teams, neighborhood residents, government representatives, contractors and more to improve 60 properties all in one day!

Lots of kismet this year: the 13th annual Blitz on Friday the 13th; 60 properties improved with the support of 60 different donors and sponsors; originally scheduled for 9/12, but had to move due to conflicts, it rained ALL day on 9/12; Landscape Designer James Burt who donated crews to repair the gazebo wall in Leavenworth Park lived steps away from the park when he first moved to Syracuse years ago, and we could go on and on!

The organization also recognized City of Syracuse departments of Neighborhood and Business Development, Parks & Rec and DPW for always coming to the rescue in more ways than one, and  thanked Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh for helping to get things done.

This was a truly collaborative effort; the contractors who donated their time and efforts, many on the weekend before and after, to make sure steps got replaced, porches repaired and lights installed. There’s also M&T Bank, the Block Blitz’s presenting sponsor, and their whole “get things done” crew who actually made a homeowner tear up with happiness.

According to event organizers, “The Onondaga Earth Corps are now like extended Block Blitz family. Thank you to everyone who got up on Friday and did whatever it is they could do that day to make a giant difference in a great neighborhood. See you next year!”

For lots of great photos from this year’s event visit here: www.homehaviaq.org/block-blitz. Photo’s are courtesy of Home Headquarters