Wednesday, April 25, 2012
1,000 volunteers to help low income families in need of critical home repairs
On Saturday, April 28, from 8 AM to 4 PM, Rebuilding Together Seattle will celebrate its major program event, Spring Rebuilding Day, where 1,000 volunteers will provide $500,000 in market value home improvement projects in one day.
In an effort to help homeowners live in warmth, safety and independence, Rebuilding Together Seattle provides homes and nonprofit facilities with critical repairs, modifications, and energy-efficient upgrades at no cost to the individuals served.
Spring Rebuilding Day (also known as National Rebuilding Day) is part of Rebuilding Together’s national effort to preserve affordable housing and revitalize neighborhoods through renovation services.
Approximately 200 Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide will complete over 4,000 projects in one day. Locally, Rebuilding Together Seattle has identified 22 projects in the greater Seattle area where volunteers will perform a range of repairs including: electric work, plumbing, carpentry, gutter repair, landscaping, cleaning, debris removal, and security improvements. Recipients of Rebuilding Together Seattle’s services include the elderly, disabled, families with children, and veterans in need.
Among the 22 projects, RTS will be assisting 15 elderly homeowners, more than 11 families with disabilities, eight nonprofit facilities, six veteran homeowners and their families, and three families with children.
PROJECTS IN SHORELINE/LAKE FOREST PARK
- Camelot Society, 5027 NE 188th St, Howard S. Wright
- Parkview Services, 16329 Linden Ave N, O’Dea High School
- Parkview Services, 610 N 204th St, Gonzaga University and Atkinson Construction
More than 40 local organizations and companies are participating through event sponsorships, in-kind donations, and volunteer support, including other top sponsors, Booz Allen Hamilton, Perkins Coie, and Wells Fargo. Joining the 1,000 volunteers will be First Gentleman, Mike Gregoire, and Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Director, John Lee.