As many as 80 volunteers will work on renovating three local homes and creating the Tampa Heights Community Center as part of an initiative by Sears Home Services called Building Community Together.
Currently a vacant church, the community center will serve about 200 children living in the Tampa Heights area, teaching computer skills, encouraging healthy eating habits, providing other learning opportunities and more.
The national campaign, launched in Tampa on Tuesday, is also part of a plan by Sears Home Services to hire for 1,000 positions nationwide. Ty Pennington, the host of TV's “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” helped kick off the effort.
From staff reports