Rock The Block With Habitat In Delray Beach


Staff report

It’s time to Rock the Block again.

For the second year, the City of Delray Beach and Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County are partnering to spruce up homes in The Set during “Rock the Block” on April 6.

Homes eligible for the make overs are based on the homeowner’s financial need. Homeowners range from seniors, veterans, people with disabilities or health issues to families with young children who live in Delray Beach and own their homes.

Habitat and the city are still looking for businesses and service organizations that would like to revitalize a home of their own.

Each presenting sponsor raises $2,500 to underwrite the construction materials, tools, paint and painting equipment and landscaping costs and then brings out their own supporters to transform their actual “Rock the Block” home together as a team while working alongside the homeowner.

In addition to volunteers, Habitat’s construction professionals and partners from Home Depot’s “Team Depot” will be on site.

“This dynamic initiative provides companies and service organizations a meaningful and impactful way to sponsor and bring out their teams of volunteers to personally connect and get to know the neighbors they are partnering with in the community,” Habitat Vice President & Chief Development Officer Kari Oeltjen said. “Through their charitable contributions and hands-on volunteer work, businesses achieve corporate social responsibility and professional and service organizations fulfill missions as they make a lasting impact.”

To date, the 2019 “Rock the Block” presenting Home Sponsors include Team Apple; Bella Homes; CenterState Bank; City of Delray Beach and Delray Beach Community Improvement; Habitat Young Professionals; Home Depot Team Depot; Posh Properties; Shamrock Restoration;

St. Andrews School; Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc.; Wells Fargo and Vertical Bridge.

Supported by long-time Program Sponsors Delray Beach CRA, Home Depot and Sunflower Landscaping, the day will be powered by food donated from Chick Fil-A in Delray Beach and refreshments served by the City of Delray Beach.

“We are pleased to once again partner with the City of Delray Beach on this revitalization project,” Oeltjen said. “The collaboration successfully integrates housing with other community development measures that help us in working toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”

For more information, contact Kari Oeltjen at or 561-819-6070.