Rebuilding Together Miami is the Recipient of Thirteenth Annual Comcast Cares Day.
For Immediate Release
April 26, 2014
MIAMI, April 26, 2014 ‐ Dorothy Jackson, age 75, has lived in her home for 29 years. A swarm of volunteers led by YCF of South Florida painted and make critical repairs to her home on Saturday, April 26, 2014 which was Comcast Cares Day and Rebuilding Together Miami's National Rebuild Day. "This is the first time I have ever been in love with a bathroom" giggled Mrs. Jackson. Not only did Jackson receive a new bathroom, but kitchen renovations, roof repair, interior painting and interior painting.
Elizabeth Wright, age 70, who lives with five children in her home of 18 years received a new roof, a new bathroom and a new kitchen as part of the repairs that Coastal Construction made on her home. Synovia Gibbs, another recipient, said "The first time I came in to see my new kitchen, I really wanted to cry. It made me feel so good!"
More than 500 volunteers from Comcast employees, families and Rebuilding Together Miami turned out to help these deserving homeowners in West Perrine. Contributing contractors included: A Galvez Construction Consulting, Coastal Construction, Everglades Steel, First Florida Building Corp, Horizon Tile and Carpet, Inc. House Doctors, KVC Constructors, Inc., MCM Corporation, OHL/Arellano, Overholt Construction, Suffolk Construction, Team Construction, Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers and YCF.
Additional sponsors Booz Allen Hamilton, Cable Wiring Specialist Inc., Comcast, Comcast Spotlight, Humana MarketPOINT, Inc., NBC Universal, NBC6 WTVJ, Raymond James & Associates, Telemundo 51-WSCV, Telemundo Media, The Miami Dolphins Foundation, Al-Flex Exterminators, Biscayne Roofing and Waterproofing Systems, Blue Bell Ice-Cream, Broadband Technical Resources, Inc., CCU, Inc., City Year Miami, Clear Channel 103.5 The Beat, Coda Roofing, , Communications Construction Group, LLC, Cypress Communications, Inc., Dunkin' Donuts, ReThink + ReUse Center, Shorty's BarBQ, St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church, Starbucks Coffee Company, The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot Foundation, The Wooster Brush Company, Underground Specialist, Inc., United Way of Miami-Dade, UPS, West Perrine Community Redevelopment Agency and Waste Management Bagster.
"Having National Rebuilding Day be the recipient of Comcast Cares Day is a dream come true" explained Donna Fales, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Miami. "Comcast brings NBCUniversal, Telemondo and volunteers to join Rebuilding Together Miami in helping low-income, elderly, veteran and disabled homeowners. This event draws attention to the plight of America's low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live."
For more information, call (305) 200-5711 or visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated nearly $140 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.
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.
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