Rebuilding Together Miami and Partners Makes a Difference in the Lives of West Perrine Homeowners.
For Immediate Release
April 27, 2013
MIAMI, April 26, 2013 Lue Scott, age 83, has lived in her West Perrine house for 40 years. She is confined to a wheelchair. Rebuilding Together Miami and Duffy Construction partnered to make her home wheelchair accessible by widening doorways and modifying the bathroom to be ADA compliant. Scott is more independent in her home with the modifications. Volunteers put on the finishing touches by painting and landscaping her home. "It feels like a new home. It is the best!" exclaimed Ms. Scott.
Commissioners Dennis Moss and Congressman Joe Garcia visited the renovated homes and were impressed with Rebuilding Together Miami's good work to provide safe, dry and healthy homes for senior residents in Dade County.
More than 350 volunteers turned out to paint, landscape and repair seventeen homes in the West Perrine neighborhood. By leveraging resources and organizing volunteers, Rebuilding Together Miami is able to provide repairs for homeowners to live in safe and dry homes. The homeowners live on fixed incomes that forces them to choose between medicine and food or repairing a leaking roof.
"National Rebuild Day" is the annual signature event of Rebuilding Together when affiliates from all parts of the country plan projects to celebrate the organization's mission and to bring national attention to the plight of America's low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live.
Funding the home repairs are Raymond James, Booz Allen Hamilton, SunTrust, Miami Dolphins, Old Navy Miami Market, West Perrine Community Redevelopment Agency, A Galvez Construction, Allied Minority Contractors, AGC Apprenticeship, AL-Flex Exterminators, Coda Roofing, Contractors Resource Center, Duffey Construction Company, Everglades Steel, First Florida Building Corp, Hollub Homes, House Doctors, Kingdom Cuts, MCM Corporation, NAWIC, OHL/Arellano, Overholt Construction, Pepsi Beverages Company, Ram Tech Construction, Shortys BarBQ, St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church, Team Contracting, Valspar Paint and WM Bagsters.
"We are pleased to help the West Perrine homeowners. Rebuilding Together Miami is committed to preserving affordable housing and making a difference in the community" commented Donna Fales, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Miami.
Credit: Local10 News
For additional information visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.
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.