April 5 2013
Habitat For Humanity announced plans to invest $20 million into the Washington Park neighborhood. Zero-interest, partially forgivable loans of up to $15,00 will be offered to elderly or disabled household members, single-parent households, military veterans and houses with five or more permanent residents. Loans are aimed to help with critical home repairs and to make energy efficient updates.
Milwaukee's Real Chili has survived several rounds of online voting to land in the championship of the Cooking Channel's Best College Eats tournament. The bracket started with 32 campus eateries and now, Real Chili by Marquette University is taking on Baylor University and Vitek's BBQ in Waco, Texas for the title of Best College Eats. Online voting ends today at 2pm.
Donald Driver is teaming up with Good Will Industries for the Pack'er Up Donation Challenge, as elementary and middle schools compete for a chance to have World Champion Donald Driver visit their school. The school that donates the most items will receive a visit from Driver. Donations are being accepted now through Tuesday April 30th.
Actor Wendell Pierce, best known for his role as "Bunk" from The Wire and Batiste from Treme, has launched Sterling Farms, a chain of grocery and convenience stores in the food deserts of his hometown of New Orleans. The stores offer fresh and healthy food, and offer rides home if you spend more than $50. These new stores are helping address real issues in the community such as access to healthy foods, the lack of public transportation and job creation.