Volunteers fix up WWII vet's home
Sam Patterson has lived in Miami home since 1960s
For Immediate Release
November 5, 2013
MIAMI-DADE, Fla. Volunteers fixed up a World War II veteran's home Tuesday.
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade partnered with the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Miami Dolphins Foundation to rehabilitate 93-year-old Sam Patterson's home at 6845 SW 26th Terrace. They scraped rust off his railings and painted the house.
"I feel guilty," said Patterson. "There's so many deserving people."
Volunteers also repaired the roof, modified the bathroom, made kitchen repairs, and landscaped.
"The homeowner here had been living here since the house was built in the 60s, so it's still the original kitchen, the original bath," said Curtis Brock, a volunteer. "His reaction was mostly you got to be kidding me."
"All this is really appreciated," added Patterson. "It's remarkable what they're doing."
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.