Habitat for Humanity kicks off home repair project to help those in need

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Habitat for Humanity of Dane County kicked off its 'Rock the Block' project in Stoughton Friday, to help fix homes for those in need.

About 40 people volunteered to fix up two residences on Clay Street and Hill Street in Stoughton.

Their work for the day included outside repairs, painting, power washing, landscaping and other jobs.

The program's construction director says that at the end of the day it just feels good to give back.

"It’s just so cool to have a one-day, high-energy, high-impact event in a community like Stoughton,” said Adam Helt-Baldwin, the construction director. “We work throughout Dane County but it's really cool to be able to engage in this community where we haven't been able to build a new home in a few years."

Habitat for Humanity has also held 'Rock the Block' programs in Sun Prairie's Candenburg heights, and in the Morningside neighborhood in Madison.