Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Volunteers to restore home of deserving homeowner in South Seattle

Saturday, June 8, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Margie Thirlby (206.992.5512)
mthirlby@rtseattle.org - www.rtseattle.org
Volunteers to restore home of deserving homeowner in South Seattle

Seattle, WA – On June 6, 7, and 8 (from approximately 8 AM to 4 PM), Rebuilding Together Seattle (www.rtseattle.org) will partner with roughly 60 volunteers from the New Home Council (NHC) to clean, rebuild, and repair the home of a elderly and disabled homeowner, Mary, living in South 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.

Volunteers will be helping 77 year-old Mary Anderson-Taggart and her grandson who are in need of home repairs. Mary raised her three grandchildren and worked for years cleaning homes, but is now financially unable to care for her own home, and physically unable due to two knee surgeries and chronic back issues.  Over the course of 3 days, volunteers from New Home Council will replace all carpeting in the home, repair both the rear and front porch, replace the electric range and dishwasher, install new cabinets, build a handrail to the basement, replace a broken door, complete electrical work, repair the fence, paint the interior, remove clutter, and carry out yard work.

For more information on the New Home Council Rebuilding Day through Rebuilding Together Seattle, please email mthirlby@rtseattle.org or call (206) 682-1231 or (206) 992-5512 on June 6th, 7th or 8th. Project address: 807 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144.  This event will offer exceptional visuals and ample opportunity for interviews; all interested media are encouraged to contact RTS for more details.

About the Sponsor: New Home Council (NHC)

The New Home Council is an independent team of industry professionals working together to meet the changing needs of the new home building industry through education, promotion and recognition.  The Council will serve as the eyes, ears and voice for members involved in all aspects of the housing industry, ensuring members access to high quality professional, accurate and timely economic information from a dedicated team of industry experts.  For more information, please visit www.thenewhomecouncil.com.

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 non-profit 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 www.rtseattle.org.


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