Over 150 local youth gathered on Saturday, November 21st at U-Turn to participate in Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity’s LEGO Blitz Build. During this event, youth between the ages of 5 and 12 will compete to construct the best home out of LEGOs, while learning about the importance of affordable housing here in the Greater Richmond area.
“Our goal is give local youth, who are right now too young to volunteer out on the construction site, a fun way to get involved with us,” said Whitney Guthrie, Director of Community Engagement at Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, “It is our hope that if we educate youth now about the need for affordable housing, we will have future volunteers, supporters and advocates looking to make a difference in their community.”
River City Rotary was the sponsor of this event. “It immediately became evident that this was an organization that we wanted to support because doing so dovetails well with our vision statement: “A diverse group of service oriented people striving to make a positive impact on the Richmond community,” said Tracy Patterson, III, President of the River City Rotary Club, “we are supporting this event and Richmond Habitat because we believe in what they do.”