Operation Rebuild: Heroes at Home
Rebuilding Together Miami Dade, City YearMiami, and Starbucks come together to give back to local veteran.
For Immediate Release
November 10, 2011
What: Rebuilding Together Miami Dade, in conjunction with City Year Miami and Starbucks, will host a volunteer service event at the home of a local veteran. The event is being held as part of Sears' Operation Rebuild for Heroes at Home contest, which awarded grants totaling $250,000 to local Rebuilding Together affiliates.
When: Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 8:00AM to 1:00PM
Where: The home of Amos Jordan, 14715 SW 107 Ave. Miami, FL 33176
Who: Donna Fales, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together Miami Dade; Aaron Gougis, Civic Engagement and Events Manager, City Year Miami; Alex Salas, Coral Gables District Manager, Starbucks
Why: In honor of Veterans' Day, Rebuilding Together Miami Dade and City Year Miami have teamed up to give back to decorated veteran and local hero, Amos Jordan, for his lifelong service to his country and his community. Jordan served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years before retiring, and now devotes much of his time to a variety of volunteer activities in Richmond Heights. This Saturday, City Year Miami corps members will work alongside volunteers from Starbucks to repair Jordan's home for safety and storm protection, in addition to adding a fresh coat of paint to the house's exterior, doing general yard work and landscaping, and working on minor construction projects to beautify the home and improve the family's quality of life.
About City Year Miami
City Year Miami was launched in the fall of 2008 as a way to support the Miami-Dade Public School System in its efforts to help youth succeed in school and realize their potential. Since its inception, City Year Miami has worked to create and implement innovative solutions for the most pressing issues facing Miami-Dade County school children. As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities.
Through City Year's Whole School, Whole Child service model, corps members are able to help improve student attendance, behavior and coursework. City Year corps members also engage community members, corporate partners and civic leaders in physical service projects to create solutions for community problems.
For more information, please visit www.cityyear.org.
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Rebuilding Together Miami
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing rehabilitation services free of charge to homeowners in need. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of hundreds of skilled and unskilled volunteers, Rebuilding Together Miami refurbishes more than 30 homes a year. By focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and elderly home safety concerns, Rebuilding Together Miami provides low-income elderly and disabled homeowners with the ability to live safely and independently. Approximately $350,000 in market value of work is donated to the community annually. The local affiliate was founded in1993 as a non-profit 501©3 organization.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America's largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to, energy efficiency, veteran's housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction.
For more information, visit For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org. You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter @rebldgtogthr or become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/RebuildingTogether. Media Contact: BCarter@rebuildingtogether.org (202) 518-3500.
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade - Donna Fales