Monday, June 25, 2012

RTS to partner with Sounders FC, Wilcox Construction, and Seattle Bank to restore United Friends Group Home in Beverly Park

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
CONTACT: Margie Thirlby, 206.992.5512

Sounders FC partners with local charity to restore home for residents with developmental disabilities

Seattle, WA – On Wednesday, June 27, from 8 am to 4 pm, Rebuilding Together Seattle will partner with 25 volunteers from Wilcox Construction and Seattle Bank to clean, rebuild and repair a home for people with developmental disabilities in Shorewood. 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.  

The home that volunteers will be restoring is one of three offered in the Seattle area by a nonprofit called United Friends Group Homes (  With 24 hour staffing at each home, United Friends Group Homes provide assistance for residents with developmental disabilities to enjoy quality lives and experience the best of home, health, family, and community. On June 27, volunteers will complete several safety fixes, address heating issues, make improvements to the staff room, troubleshoot plumbing and electrical problems, paint several rooms, give the common areas a deep clean, and complete yard work. The work will be made possible through the Sounders FC United We Serve program and Seattle Bank, with the project management of Wilcox Construction.

For more information on the Sounders FC Rebuilding Day through Rebuilding Together Seattle, including site location information, please visit call (206) 992 - 5512.  Site address: 150 SW 114th St, Seattle, WA 98146.  This event will offer exceptional visuals and ample opportunity for interviews; all interested media are encouraged to contact RTS for more details.

About United We Serve and Seattle Bank
The Sounders FC “United We Serve” community enhancement program is a monthly side-by-side player and fan volunteer service program in partnership with Seattle Bank ( The program provides support for grassroots community-based leadership service projects that impact the local community. For more information, visit:

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. Rebuilding Together Seattle is a volunteer, charitable organization that repairs homes and nonprofit facilities at no cost to the individuals served.  RTS serves the elderly, disabled, families with children, and veterans in need.   For more information, please visit



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