Jim Kissick heard about the city’s backlog of abandoned condemned houses and decided to help, and challenged other area construction firms to join in. Kissick Construction is currently donating their labor to help the city demolish 10 dilapidated abandoned houses and has inspired the involvement of numerous other contractors. Kissick is continuing to donate their labor to help Kansas City neighborhoods. Click below to learn more from the news stories in The Kansas City Star and on KCTV5, FOX4KC and KSHB41.
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KCTV5 was the first to cover this story in November 2014 and January 2015, with KSHB also covering it in August of 2016.
In addition to the video and story links above, The Kansas City Star had reporting in January 2015 and January 2016. FOX4 also had an segment in January of 2015.