Vestavia Hills High School students with the school’s Habitat for Humanity Club are planning a community event featuring music, food and a great cause.
The annual “Love Your Neighbor Concert” will take place Sept. 24 at Wald Park, featuring music from Vestavia Hills High School bands.
The event will close out the club’s second annual Love Your Neighbor Week, a fundraising campaign that encourages the community through small acts of kindness. The week will also include Love Our Schools Day, Sept. 21; Favorite Business Day, Sept. 22; and Favorite Restaurant Night, Sept. 23.
“Love Your Neighbor Week was created last year as a way for our club to pour love and support into our community, which was suffering in the midst of the pandemic,” said VHHS junior and habitat club President Rebecca Berry. “We hope to raise the necessary funds to build another house this year, but the week is also meant to encourage people to do small things with great love.”
In addition to Berry, 2021 Love Your Neighbor campaign chairs are VHHS Habitat vice president Jamie Casey, president emeritus Nathaniel Bass and vice president emeritus Molly Steur.
Kicking off at 4 p.m., concert festivities will include local food trucks and games on the park’s new Grand Lawn with a lineup of live music beginning at 5 p.m.
“We have many exciting events and days planned for this week, including a concert where student bands will be performing,” Berry said. “This concert has been in the works since June of 2020, so we hope to give our community a chance to come together and be joyful.”
Funds raised will support the club as it prepares to build its 17th home in the greater Birmingham area.
Tickets are available for $15. For more information, visit vhhshabitat.org/lynw.