Volunteers to transform group home for adults living with disabilities in Shoreline
Shoreline, WA – On Saturday, April 6, from 8 am to 4 pm, Rebuilding Together Seattle (www.rtseattle.org) will partner with 30 volunteers from Safeway to clean, rebuild and repair a group home of residents living with physical and developmental disabilities in Shoreline. 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 repair a group home for four adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). The home is owned by Parkview Services (www.parkviewservices.org) and operated by Provail (www.provail.org). Most of the residents have lived at the home together for over 20 years and all of them, in addition to IDDS, are confined to wheelchairs. On April 6th, volunteers will be replacing the kitchen sink and refrigerator, updating the countertops, installing new light fixtures, building new shelving throughout the house, remodeling the bathroom flooring to accommodate wheelchair access, painting the interior, and completing much needed yard work.
For more information on the Safeway Rebuilding Day through Rebuilding Together Seattle, please call (206) 682-1231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Project address (4-6-13): 305 NW 199th St, Shoreline, WA 98177. 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
Each April, through their Disability Awareness Month, The Safeway Foundation raises awareness of the needs of persons living with disabilities and raises money to support sponsored organizations, such as Rebuilding Together, through a campaign in their stores. Nearly 400 Safeway employee volunteers have spent over 3,000 hours rehabilitating 10 homes and nonprofit centers across the country, in association with Rebuilding Together. Each project is designed to highlight Safeway’s commitment to supporting people with disabilities and its awareness campaign, as well as the work of Rebuilding Together to impact the lives of people with disabilities.
About Rebuilding Together Seattle
Rebuilding Together Seattle was established in 1989 and is part of the national Rebuilding Together organization with approximately 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 www.rtseattle.org.