Miami Dolphins, Rebuilding Together Join to Rehab Home of Woman, 101
For Immediate Release
June 25, 2013
PERRINE, June 25, 2013 Miami Dolphins volunteers and players including Brandon Fields, Nolan Carroll II and Nate Garner teamed with the 758th Engineer Company, U.S. Army to paint and landscape the home of 101-year-old West Perrine homeowner Ruby Grant on June 7.
Volunteer Diane Philbin, wife of Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, and their two children Tim, 17, and Collen, 12, are believers in giving back to the community.
The Miami Dolphin Foundation contributed $5,000 to make the critical repairs on the Grant Home. The 759th Engineer Company is completing the repairs which include a wheelchair ramp, ADA bathroom improvements, electrical repairs, flooring repairs, window repairs, new interior doors, interior and exterior painting and landscaping.
To top it all off the Miami Dolphins Foundation generously provided Ms. Grant with much needed kitchen appliances sich as a refrigerator, stove and a microwave.
"I know that it will feel like a brand new house," Grant said. "I can't believe that all of this is happening. I feel loved today. Thank you all."
Grant, 101, raised three boys in her home of 63 years. She has been an active member of her community, serving on various committees such as the Perrine Community Action Agency, Seniors of Dade County, Inc. as well as president of the Perrine Senior Citizen Center.
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing free of charge rehabilitation services to the elderly, veterans, disabled and low income homeowners. For more information, visit RebuildingTogetherMiami.org
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PERRINE, June 18, 2013 Rebuilding Together Miami partnered with the 758th Engineer Company of the US Army to rehab the home of a 101 year-old woman residing in West Perrine, Florida.
ABOUT REBUILDING TOGETHER Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing free of charge rehabilitation services to the elderly, veterans, disabled and low income homeowners. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of volunteers, the organization donates approximately $250,000 in market value each year by focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and safety concerns. The organization is part of a network of more than 200 affiliates and is the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.
Donna Fales, Executive Director
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc.