Rebuilding Together Miami Receives $5,000 Grant From The UPS Foundation.
For Immediate Release
May 15, 2014
MIAMI, FL May 15, 2014 ‐ Rebuilding Together Miami received a $5,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE:UPS). The grant was used to assist with the rehabilitation work on 20 homes in West Perrine, FL in support of Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade's annual National Rebuilding Day.
Rebuilding Together Miami's mission is to preserve homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing free critical home repairs to low-income, elderly, veterans and disabled homeowners. The average age of the homowners is 70 years old, the average income is $19,500 and the number of years in the home is 35 years.
"We are very appreciative of The UPS Foundation's support which enables us to make a difference in the lives of the senior residents of the community," stated Donna Fales, Exectuive Director of Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade.
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental stability.
In 2011, The UPS Foundation distributed more than $45.3 million worldwide through grants that benefit organization or programs such as Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade and provide support for building stronger communities.
"The UPS Foundation is honored to support Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade's efforts to provide free rehabilitation services to homeowners in need," said Eduardo Martinez, President of The UPS Foundation. "Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global 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 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.
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade
Donna Fales, Executive Director