Friday, October 12, 2012

RTS partners with Seattle City Light this Saturday to transform home for elderly woman in Judkins Park!

Saturday, October 13, 2012
CONTACT: Claire Oatey – (206) 786-6236 -

Volunteers to transform home for elderly woman in Judkins Park

Seattle, WA – On Saturday, October 13, from approximately 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Rebuilding Together Seattle ( will partner with roughly 30 volunteers from Seattle City Light and McKinstry to clean, rebuild, and repair the home of an elderly woman living in Judkins Park.  In an effort to help others live independently in warmth and safety, Rebuilding Together Seattle focuses on providing low-income homeowners and non-profit facilities with critical repairs, modifications and energy-efficient upgrades at no cost to the individuals served.

Volunteers from Seattle City Light and McKinstry will be helping Carolyn, an elderly woman in need of home repairs.  Carolyn is 88 years old, lives alone, and suffers from severe scoliosis and arthritis. On October 13, volunteers will repair the kitchen sink, fix the back door so that it can be used as a fire exit, perform extensive yard work, complete interior cleaning, and paint several rooms, among other improvements. These repairs will allow Carolyn to live in the safe and comfortable environment she deserves.

For more information on the Seattle City Light Rebuilding Day through Rebuilding Together Seattle, please email or call (206) 682-1231 or (206) 786-6236 on day of event. Project address: 809 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 our Sponsor: Seattle City Light
Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States.  It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents.  City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction. Seattle City Light employees volunteer on their own time in community projects that focus on environmental stewardship, assistance to low-income customers, education, and local events. The goal is to help create healthier communities by working on critical community needs.

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


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