Rebuilding Together Miami Receives $5,000 Grant From The UPS Foundation
For Immediate Release
June 11, 2015
MIAMI, Florida ‐ June 11, 2015 Rebuilding Together Miami received a $5,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS). The grant was used to assist with the rehabilitation work on 15 homes in Miami Gardens, FL in support of Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade's annual National Rebuilding Day. Repairs included tenting, soffit and fascia repairs, new roofs, ADA bathroom modifications, kitchen repairs, flooring, painting and landscaping
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 homeowners served is 69 years old; the average income is $23,400 and the average number of years in their homes is 35.
"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: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and environment.
In 2014, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $104.2 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get Ups news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
"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 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing rehabilitation services to low-income, elderly, veterans and disabled homeowners at no cost to the homeowners. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of volunteers, the Rebuilding Together Miami donates approximately $600,000 in market value each year by focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and safety concerns. The organization is part of a network of 180 affiliates that preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade
Donna Fales, Executive Director