In 2017, SPAR worked with a senior resident to complete a small scale exterior renovation that included necessary maintenance and repair due to the age of the home. With $1000 for materials and the help of donations and volunteer work, SPAR was able to do the equivalent of $8000 worth of repairs. Our 2018 Residential Revival project benefited a long-term Springfield disabled veteran and his wife. Thanks to generous donations and volunteer work, SPAR was able to take an initial $1,000 and turn that into the equivalent of $15,000 worth of repairs. Because of the success and continued need in the neighborhood for similar projects, SPAR will continue the program to assist a minimum of one low to moderate income resident each year with the costs of exterior maintenance and restoration of their historic homes.
Our 2019 Residential Revival Project will be at 223 W 8th Street. Chris and Beth have lived in the home for the last 23 years, and raised their daughters in the home. This unique property on one of Springfield's main roads, features a butterfly style front porch. The focus of this Residential Revival Project will be on preserving this special historic feature of the home.
We are working on partnerships with Jacksonville businesses to preserve and revitalize this historic home in the neighborhood. If your business is interested in contributing through donation of materials, trade work, or volunteer hours, please email email@example.com.
Made possible by generous support from Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Town Center, Local Initiative Support Corp. (LISC), and the City of Jacksonville with their COJ Community Matching grant.
Our partners for the 2019 Residential Revival Project include: 1748 Bakehouse, Carolina Lumber, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Town Center, Danielle Pierro, Eddis and Sons, European Street Cafe, ImpactJax, LandVilla Outdoor, M & M Estate, Publix, Richard Breitmoser, Sherwin Williams Avondale, Social Grounds Coffee, Southern Brothers, Superior Fence and Rail, Up-Side Management Company, The Walnut Inn, Waste Watchers
If you would like to contribute financially to the Residential Revival Project, your donation will have a lasting impact on the community. (Any excess funds will go towards future Residential Revival Projects.)