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Jade Napier, top, with the AmeriCorps construction crew, checks clearance to work around an electrical connection before removing paint from a home in the Glass Farm neighborhood as volunteer Jessica Castroverde looks on. (Staff photo by Tim Barber)
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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student volunteers Jonathan Davis and Jessica Castroverde tape plastic covering along the front porch of a home in preparation for paint removal. (Staff photo by Tim Barber)

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga recently teamed up with residents of the Glass Farm neighborhood to launch Neighbor Labor, a neighborhood volunteer collaborative in which Habitat volunteers and Glass Farm residents come together to complete minor revitalization projects on homes in Glass Farm on the second Friday of each month.

Glass Farm neighbors and volunteers gathered to remove lead paint from the Wilder Street home of Gail McKeel Friday, March 9.

Glass Farm residents age 18 and older are invited to participate monthly as Neighbor Labor volunteers. To register as a Neighbor Labor volunteer or to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Habitat for Humanity, call Katrina Payne at 756-0507 or email her at kpayne@habichatt.org.

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Madison Bradford, far left, volunteer coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga, leads a crew in preparing a house for lead paint removal. Homeowner Gail McKeel chips in with her friend Trisha Mathews, top center, as she assists in stretching plastic around the house on Wilder Street. Jade Napier, center, is from the AmeriCorps construction crew. (Staff photo by Tim Barber)
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