Seven homeowners were grateful to have their homes repaired at no charge by the Rebuilding Together Sacramento organization this past April. Sacramento County, SMUD, and the Sacramento Tree Foundation, among others, contributed to this community-wide event, which was deemed a success by everyone involved.
Approximately 300 volunteers gathered to build a better living environment for seniors and home-owners in need, resulting in 82 gallons of paint applied, 9 dumpsters filled with debris, and a total $166,000 worth of services. Many volunteers came together from 22 Sacramento businesses and community organizations to join this sponsored event. Both the givers and recipients of the services voiced their thanks on social media by stating how grateful they were for such a program.
The Rebuilding Together’s objectives are to keep communities healthy, safe and energy efficient through volunteer events to repair leaky roofs, install wheelchair ramps, and make safety modifications in the homes. Primary recipients of the services include senior citizens, people with disabilities, and families with children.
In addition to the seven houses, the Rebuilding Together Sacramento volunteers refreshed two parks in the area to restore the beauty, safety, and functionality of homes for all.
To learn more about Rebuilding Together Sacramento or find out how you can help.
Writer: Gospel Cruz, Communication and Media Intern
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