(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez participated in Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami's Blitz Build 2012, in Liberty City, on February 18, 2012. Mayor Gimenez worked alongside volunteers to help build a home at 2380 NW 51st Street, in Liberty City.
“There is no better feeling than helping people who want to help themselves. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, opportunities are being created for those who are less fortunate,” said Mayor Gimenez. “The Blitz Build is a perfect example of a successful public-private partnership as well as how people from all walks of life can come together and improve not only the lives of individual families, but an entire community.”
Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
In this year's Blitz Build, hundreds of volunteers and corporate sponsors built 10 homes two weeks. All 10 lots were donated by Miami-Dade County as part of the Infill Housing Initiative Program, whose goal is to revitalize distressed areas by recycling empty or abandoned lots.