Building A Future Together: Dallas Area Habitat For Humanity, Dallas Police Department, And Residents Of Joppa Community Come Together On Saturday, August 6, 2016

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Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, the Dallas Police Department (DPD), volunteers and Joppa residents are joining forces this Saturday, August 6 to help build a home for a well deserving family. Members of the Joppa community will also be recognizing the Dallas Police Department at a short program at noon, following the build at 4812 Nome, Dallas, TX 75216.

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Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, the Dallas Police Department (DPD), volunteers and Joppa residents are joining forces this Saturday, August 6 to help build a home for a well deserving family. Members of the Joppa community will also be recognizing the Dallas Police Department at a short program at noon, following the build at 4812 Nome, Dallas, TX 75216. Community representatives, public officials and representatives of Dallas Habitat and the Dallas Police Department will provide brief remarks.

Joppa (pronounced Joppy) neighborhood sits just north of the intersection of I-45 and Highway 12, nestled next to the Great Trinity Forest, the Trinity River, and Joppa Preserve. This neighborhood was originally settled by freed slaves in the late 1860s. Some 15 years ago, Joppa community leaders came to Dallas Habitat about working in the neighborhood.

Chief Deputy Chief of Police Christina Smith and Joppa community leaders will be speaking at the event. Invitations have been extended to other public officials to give remarks during the program. The public is
welcome to attend.

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, was established in 1986 and has built 1600 homes in the last 30 years. We see a Dallas where every neighborhood is proud and we are proud of every neighborhood. More than a roof, home ownership is a catalyst for developing communities by building financial stability for generations and priming the neighborhood for economic development. More information is available at http://www.dallasareahabitat.org.

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