Rebuilding Together to Salute Military

For Immediate Release

November 17, 2014

Image Dolphin The Miami Dolphins Foundation teamed with Rebuilding Together Miami and partners Bank of America and AARP Foundation to refurbish two homes in the South Florida community. Dolphins guard Nate Garner, Miami Dolphins Women's Organization members and Special Teams driven by Chevy volunteers worked on the interior and exterior maintenance of the houses, including gardening, painting and removal of trash buildup.

About 60 volunteers updated the homes of veteran Garry Brown and military widow Verna Powell. Brown received a new roof, carpeting, kitchen and paint on the interior and exterior of his home. Powell was the recipient of a new floor, paint, ceiling fan and trim on the inside and outside of her home.

"Through the collaboration of the Miami Dolphins, AARP Foundation and Bank of America, we rehabbed Mr. Brown's house. He's a U.S. Navy veteran who has lived in this community for 40-plus years. We also assisted Mrs. Powell, a widow of a military veteran who was beyond grateful for the support," said Rebuilding Together Miami Dade executive director Donna Fales. "To have neighbors helping neighbors is everything to us."

"I just love coming out here, I love to support our troops. I've got a bunch of family that has been in the military, so I love giving back," Garner said. "Rebuilding Together is a great, great organization. Any time I get a chance to be out in our community, I'm there."

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Offensive lineman Nate Garner joined a group of volunteers and members of the Miami Dolphins Women's Organization to help rebuild a couple of homes in Miami-Dade County.



For more information about Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org

Credit: Dolphins in the Community


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.

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Contact:

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade
Matania Germain
americorps.rtmiami@gmail.com
Phone: 305-200-5711

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