Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade Receives $15,000 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Grant.
For Immediate Release
September 12, 2015
MIAMI, Florida September 1, 2015 ‐ 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 a home, currently owned by an esteemed 67 year-old U.S. Army Sergeant Veteran who has lived in his home for 15 years. He also has a son (the eldest of two) who has muscular atrophy and is dependent on a wheelchair for mobility purposes. Due to financial limitations and disabilities, he is unable to perform the necessary labor required to maintain the home in adequate condition. The project includes: repairing tiling, windows and flooring, along with making several ADA repairs such as widening doorways, installing an adequate toilet , putting grab bars, renovating the bathroom in order to make it ADA accessible, and a full roof replacement. Exterior painting will also take place. Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade is excited to be working with Wells Fargo volunteers as they help paint and restore the beauty of this quaint Olympia Heights home.
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.
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc.