Friday, April 13, 2012

50 volunteers to transform home of disabled couple living in West Seattle


Seattle, WA – On Saturday, April 14, from 8 am to 4 pm, Rebuilding Together Seattle ( will partner with 50 volunteers from Safeway to clean, rebuild and repair the home of a disabled man and his wife living in West Seattle. In an effort to help others live independently in warmth and safety, Rebuilding Together Seattle focuses on providing low-income homes and non-profit facilities with critical repairs, modifications and energy-efficient upgrades at no cost to the individuals served.

Safeway, the project Major Sponsor, will be helping Shawn and Katy, a middle aged couple living in West Seattle. Shawn suffers from multiple sclerosis and ankylosing spondylitis which limits his mobility and consequently, his ability to work. His wife, Katy, is a teacher’s aide in special need classrooms at an elementary school in the Seattle School District. Between work and taking care of Shawn, Katy finds it difficult to maintain their home. On April 14, volunteers will be installing a new stove and range hood, updating the bathtub to a shower, installing grab bars and hand rails, replacing kitchen flooring, repairing and staining the back deck, repairing the fence, painting several rooms, organizing and removing clutter, and completing yard work.

For more information on the Safeway Rebuilding Day through Rebuilding Together Seattle, please call (206) 786.6236 or email Project address (4-14-12): 3833 54th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. This event will offer exceptional visuals and ample opportunity for interviews; all interested media are encouraged to contact RTS for more details.

About Project Sponsor: Safeway & The Safeway Foundation

Safeway, in partnership with Rebuilding Together National (, will continue a Spring campaign across the nation: Safeway’s Support for People with Disabilities. Safeway and its philanthropic arm, The Safeway Foundation (, chose Rebuilding Together as a signature cause partner two years ago. The partnership has had a significant impact the lives of people living with disabilities. April 2012 marks the third year of our partnership with Safeway, and Rebuilding Together will host 9 rebuilding projects throughout April, 1 in each of Safeway’s 8 major regions, in addition to a corporate headquarters project.

About Rebuilding Together Seattle

Rebuilding Together Seattle was established in 1989 and is part of the national Rebuilding Together organization with over 200 affiliates in 50 states. We are a volunteer, charitable group that repairs homes and non-profit facilities at no cost to the individuals served. RTS serves low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, families with children, and veterans in need. For more information, please visit


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