by Karli Sanders
22 June 2017
Earlier this week, DIY Network star Jason Cameron joined 50 volunteers from Altice, DIY Network and HGTV, along with Rebuilding Together NYC to help revitalize Banana Kelly’s community center and garden in the South Bronx. The project transformed the existing backyard space into a functioning community garden where residents can grow plants and vegetables. Volunteers also conducted repairs and upgrades to the community room, which houses public events and ESL classes, as well as GED classes starting in the fall.

"HGTV and DIY Network are proud to partner with Altice on a new Rebuilding Together project in the Bronx,” said Henry Ahn, President of Content Distribution and Marketing for Scripps Networks Interactive. “This is the fifth project we’ve worked on with Rebuilding Together and Altice over the last few years – we all believe in the importance of giving back to the communities where we live and work.”

Telecomms giant Altice is tied to the NYC community more than ever as it recently announced plans to move its numerous NY-area offices to a central headquarters in Queens. “We’re bringing some of those corporate functions closer to Manhattan to where many of our key business partners are,” Altice recently told Fiercecable

Located in the South Bronx, the Banana Kelly Mott Haven housing development provides affordable housing and community services to 52 families, including case management services, ESL and GED classes, Medicaid service coordination and community organizing, as well as summer camps and an afterschool program. The garden is also open to members of the surrounding community.
"It's all about giving back and supporting our community today. I love working with Rebuilding Together and sharing my skills to inspire and educate others on supporting those in need,” said Cameron.
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