Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade Receives Grant From The Home Depot Foundation

For Immediate Release

August 1, 2013

MIAMI, August 1, 2013 ‐ Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade today announced it has received a $24,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation.

The grant will be used towards preserving affordable housing in Miami-Dade and is specifically designated to revitalize the home of a 64-year old disabled United States Army veteran. This veteran has lived in his home for over 50 years, but has struggled with its maintenance due to health issues and financial burden.

The project includes: replacing flooring throughout the home, installing new kitchen cabinets as well as new energy saving kitchen appliances, bathroom modifications, exterior and interior painting and landscaping.

The objective of Rebuilding Together Miami's rehab work is to provide a safe, dry and healthy house for low-income homeowners so they may remain in their homes. Each year Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade rehabs 40 to 50 homes donating approximately $250,000 of market value work to the community. Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade is excited to have the support of The Home Depot Foundation to meet the organization's goals.

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade continues to seek corporate sponsors, donations and volunteers for upcoming projects. If you are interested in participating, please contact Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade at (305) 665-1146 ext. 213 or www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.

About Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation 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 $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.

About The Home Depot Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to improving the homes of U.S. military veterans through financial and volunteer resources to help nonprofit organizations. The Foundation has committed $80 million to these efforts over five years.

Through Team Depot, the company's associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.

Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $340 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.

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Contact:
Stephanie Carvajal
AmeriCorps Member
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc.
americorps.rtmiami@gmail.com
Cell: 754-245-7097

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