This year’s Block Blitz will be held on Friday, September 15 in Syracuse’s Elmwood-Creekside neighborhood. The rain or shine event kicks off in the parkway at Hunt and Rockland Avenues at 9am sharp and everyone is invited!

The 300+ volunteers include individuals sponsored by amazing community partners, members of local contractor crews, local businesses donating something special, and church, school and government representatives pitching to help Elmwood-Creekside neighborhood property owners.

One special supporter of this year’s event is Chedy Hampson, founder of the online hobby and collectibles business TCGplayer. Chedy sat down with Home HeadQuarters this past summer to talk about investing in Syracuse’s Southside. Out of those conversations, and built around upcoming State, City, private and nonprofit housing revitalization efforts, Chedy donated $25,000 to Home HeadQuarters to support impactful property improvements during this year’s Block Blitz.

“Successful neighborhoods offer homeowners opportunities to build equity and raise their families in ways that drive their spirits and the economy,” said Chedy Hampson, a lifelong Syracuse resident. “I grew up on the southside and believe this neighborhood requires investment to help ensure positive financial opportunities for existing homeowners. That’s what I’m hoping we can revitalize here on the southside!”

Chedy grew up in the McKinley Park neighborhood and his $25,000 donation to the Elmwood Block Blitz will support large and impactful home and property improvement projects. He will also be announcing another major contribution during this year’s Block Blitz event.


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