Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Safe at Home in South Park

The RTS Safe at Home program did not slow down with the winter weather (maybe because our winter has been so great??), and we are so excited about all the projects going on thanks to our individual volunteers and our Safe at Home partners.  Visit soon to visit the new programs page that will list all of our Safe at Home volunteers and partners.

Bill is a veteran who lives in a houseboat in South Park, just a quick walk away from the bridge that is undergoing reconstruction.  One of the RTS Board Members, Tim Lane, is an engineer working on the bridge project and wanted to get the workers involved more in the South Park community.  He and the South Park Bridge Construction Management team set to work on helping Bill with some much needed home repairs, funded by the Home Depot Foundation grant RTS received to help veterans in need.

The first project was covering Bill's roof with a tarp to get him through winter, with plans to return in the spring when they are able to replace the roof properly under good weather.  The next projects will include re-constructing the porch stairs with railing and weatherproof his doors and windows. 

Thank You Home Depot Foundation and the Bridge Construction Management Team! 

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