Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade Receives Grant From the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

For Immediate Release

October 26, 2009

MIAMI, October 5, 2009 – Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade today announced it has received a $12,758 grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation on behalf of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.


The grant will be used towards preserving affordable housing in Miami-Dade and is specifically designated to revitalize the home of a 57-year-old Miami man who was left handicapped and wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident 30 years ago. The man has lived in the home for 42 years, but has struggled with its maintenance due to his disability and financial burdens.


The project includes repairing windows, plumbing and the roof, replacing bathroom accessories, painting the house exterior and treating for termites. Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade is seeking corporate sponsors and donations and volunteers for upcoming projects. If you are interested in participating, please contact Donna Fales at (305) 661-7472.


About Rebuilding Together Miami
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 204 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 Receives a $12,758 Grant


About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is the nation's largest nonprofit organization working to preserve homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing rehabilitation services free of charge to those in need. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses, and the hands-on work of a quarter-million volunteers, Rebuilding Together rehabs and repairs nearly 10,000 homes and nonprofit facilities annually. The market value of this work nearly $100 million annually. In addition to its core home repair work, Rebuilding Together rehabs community centers and conducts home modification and repair programs that focus on elder home safety, energy efficiency, veterans housing, and disaster recovery and reconstruction. Rebuilding Together has nearly 204 affiliates and recently celebrated the rehabilitation of its 100,000th home. For details, go to www.rebuildingtogether.org or
call 1-800-REHAB-9.


About the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
Wells Fargo Housing Foundation provides sustainable homeownership opportunities for low-to moderate-income people by providing volunteer and financial resources to local and national nonprofit housing organizations. We partner with established local and national nonprofit housing organizations that have demonstrated the ability to create homeownership opportunities for low- to moderate-income families. We also support nonprofit housing organizations that help low- to moderate-income homeowners make necessary repairs and upgrades. For more information, visit www.wellsfargo.com.