A local nonprofit group got a big donation thanks to the proceeds from a Masters Week concert.
“Friends with Benefits”, the group behind The Major Rager concert, presented a $10,000 check to “Turn Back The Block”. on Thursday.
“Turn Back The Block” is working to revitalize the Harrisburg neighborhood by fixing up homes and building new ones. The Augusta group is trying to get more people to buy homes in Harrisburg. Mortgages run between $500 and $600 a month with zero-percent interest.
“We are selecting families who are community-minded and who want to be a part of turning back the block, as our name insinuates. So, folks who want to be a part of making this a safe neighborhood and who want to make a difference and see what Harrisburg could be and what it used to be,” said Turn Back The Block executive director Christel Jiles.
Turn Back The Block has already built 6 homes in Harrisburg and two more are in progress.
If you’re interested in a home, or want to volunteer, visit TurnBackTheBlock.com for more information.