Chicagoans got together under one roof to help others do the same
The nailing and hammering has already begun on two of the 16 new single-family homes going up in West Pullman (a project that will take a few years and $3.5 million to complete). To help see the project to completion, No Reservations Giving — a nonprofit dedicated to providing people’s basic needs — held its first Building Sweet Home Chicago event on Sept. 12, hosted by Ryan Chiaverini (“Windy City Live” on WLS-Channel 7). “We’re looking at a total neighborhood revitalization effort that can make an impact by putting more people into simple, decent, affordable housing,” says Jennifer Parks, Windy City Habitat for Humanity executive director. Nearly 200 guests turned out and raised $40,000 to help build the homes, which are sold to in-need families with a zero-percent mortgage.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust will match your donation to Windy City Habitat for Humanity, up to $5,000, now through December 12, 2012. Donate here.
Story by Katerina Bizios | Photos by Ramzi Dreessen