Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade Receives $15,000 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Grant.

For Immediate Release

September 15, 2014

MIAMI, September 15, 2014 ‐ Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade today announced it has received a $15,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation on behalf of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

The grant will be used towards preserving affordable housing in Miami-Dade and is specifically designated to revitalize the home of two veterans residing in Miami. Alice Screen is an 83 year-old widow of a US army veteran who has lived in the home for 55 years, but has struggled with its maintenance due to financial burdens and disabilities. Charles Smith is a 79 year-old veteran who has lived in the home for 8 years and has also struggled with maintenance. The project includes: repairing roof leaks, flooring replacements, renovating the kitchen with new appliances, along with making ADA repairs such as installing grab bars, and renovating the bathroom in order to make it ADA accessible, interior and exterior painting will also take place. Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade is excited to be working with Wells Fargo volunteers as they paint these Richmond Heights homes. If you are interested in participating, please contact Matania Germain at (305) 200-5711 or americorps.rtmiami@gmail.com.

About Rebuilding Together Miami

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing free rehabilitation services to low-income, elderly, veterans and disabled homeowners. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of volunteers, the organization donates approximately $350,000 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 180 affiliates and is the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.

About the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation provides sustainable homeownership opportunities for low-to moderate-income people by providing volunteer and financial resources to local and national nonprofit housing organizations. We partner with established local and national nonprofit housing organizations that have demonstrated the ability to create homeownership opportunities for low- to moderate-income families. We also support nonprofit housing organizations that help low- to moderate-income homeowners make necessary repairs and upgrades. For more information, visit www.wellsfargo.com.

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Contact:
Matania Germain
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc.
americorps.rtmiami@gmail.com
Office: 305-200-5711

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