When a group of committed community volunteers ventured into a Mid City neighborhood in 1992 to paint and repair the home of 88-year-old Henry Lacy, they could not have imagined the impact their work would have. Pride is contagious. Soon after our home repair project, neighbors were motivated to lead more improvements on their street. Since our first project nearly three decades ago, thousands of volunteers have joined us to repair of more than 250 homes.
Now, 30 years later the fruits of their labor are clear — Mid City Baton Rouge is experiencing a renaissance. By repairing and fortifying the homes of long-time residents, we are ensuring that anyone who wants to continue to live in Mid City has access to the resources they need to be a part of the revitalization.