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Rebuilding Together Broward’s National Rebuilding Day Helped Repair and Revitalize 13 Low-income Homes in Fort Lauderdale

Volunteers at National Rebuilding Day 2014. Volunteers at National Rebuilding Day 2014.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Over 300 volunteers and local businesses joined non-profit organization, Rebuilding Together Broward County (Rebuilding Together Broward), to help stabilize and revitalize thirteen low-income residents' homes in Fort Lauderdale during National Rebuilding Day on Saturday, April 26th.

Throughout the day, volunteers donned work clothes and gloves to help paint, landscape, hang drywall, install new appliances and make other much needed repairs and renovations to the homes. The annual local National Rebuilding Day event was organized by Rebuilding Together Broward, a local non-profit organization which brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of local veterans, elderly, disabled and low income homeowners.

"It was so inspiring and amazing to see so many volunteers and local businesses step up on National Rebuilding Day to help make much needed repairs and renovations to the homes of their fellow residents," said Sandra Veszi Einhorn, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Broward. "At Rebuilding Together Broward, it is our mission is to help restore healthy and safe living conditions for those low-income homeowners who can't afford to on their own. It was so wonderful to see the community at large pitch in to help us achieve our goals."

National Rebuilding Month is a national month-long call to service during the entire month of April, culminating with National Rebuilding Day, held each year on the last Saturday in April. This year, Rebuilding Together Broward helped renovate fifteen Broward County homes during the month. Nationally, more than 70,000 volunteers came together to repair over 4,000 homes nationwide during the month, and millions of dollars were invested into low income communities across the country. National Rebuilding Month brings awareness to the ongoing struggle that low-income homeowners and families face to remain in safe and healthy homes. Proceeds are used to underwrite the costs of National Rebuilding Day and fund Rebuilding Together's mission which supports the organization's year round Safe and Healthy Homes program as well as Safe at Home, Green Housing, and Veteran Housing initiatives. National Rebuilding Together Day is a day that greatly impacts target neighborhoods and shows the power of a community coming together.

Local sponsors for Rebuilding Together Broward's National Rebuilding Day included the City of Fort Lauderdale, Pinnacle Housing Group, Bank of America, Current Builders, BB&T, National Association of Women in Construction, JWR Construction, Step-Up Housing Authority, Atlantic Pacific Communities, AMC Liquidators, VITAS, SunTrust, and Toshiba. The organization continuously seeks partners in skilled labor to donate their time and materials to its efforts. For more information about Rebuilding Together Broward, please visit www.rebuildingtogetherbroward.org or call 954-772-9945.

About Rebuilding Together Broward
Since 2003, Rebuilding Together Broward has rehabilitated more than 325 homes and community centers, investing more than $3,000,000 into the community. The non-profit organization brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low income homeowners. Targeting low income elderly and disabled homeowners, as well as veterans, Rebuilding Together Broward seeks to restore safe and healthy housing by providing home repairs and safety modifications at no cost to the homeowners. Rebuilding Together Broward has been one of over 200 affiliates serving communities across the nation. The organization's goal is to restore safe and healthy living conditions at no cost to the homeowner. While Rebuilding Together Broward assists needy homeowners year-round, they also organize their signature event, "National Rebuilding Day" held on the last Saturday in April. Volunteers, sponsors, private sector, municipal agencies, civic organizations and many others get together to refurbish homes and non-profit facilities in the community. For more information, please call Rebuilding Together Broward at (954) 772-9945 or visit www.rebuildingtogetherbroward.org.

Last modified onMay 22, 2014
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