FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Monday, Jun 13, 2016
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
Media ReleasesContact(s): Jennifer Godwin | (o) 501 371 4421 | (c) 501 804 4822
World Changers Starting Week of Service to City
WHAT: A kickoff event to highlight the work the World Changers group is doing to help Little Rock residents with home repairs.
WHO: City of Little Rock officials, neighborhood residents, World Changers volunteers
WHERE: 3208 West 16th Street
Little Rock, AR
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Several homes in Little Rock will soon be getting facelifts thanks to the more than 300 volunteers with the World Changers organization who will be in town for two weeks this summer.
In all, nearly 20,000 teenagers will be fanning out across the United States to help cities through various service projects to help improve neighborhoods. In Little Rock, around two dozen homeowners will get assistance with painting and minor repairs.
This marks the 13th year for the group to help in Little Rock, partnering with the Community Development Division of the City’s Housing and Neighborhood Programs Department. World Changers worked with the department to determine those homeowners eligible to receive assistance. Homes must be owner-occupied, for instance, and the owner must be 62 years of age and older or disabled. There are also income guidelines.
The first World Changers group will be working June 13 – 18. The second group will come to Little Rock from June 27 – July 2.
* World Changers volunteers and City leaders will also be available for interviews following the event. Photos/video opportunities of the youth working available before and after the event.