Rebuilding Together San Francisco Propel 300 Volunteers for “Fall Building Day”

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Rebuilding Together San Francisco resumes national “Rebuilding Day” program this fall with 10+ neighborhood revitalization projects.

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Rebuilding Together San Francisco provides free repair and renovation programs for low-income, elderly and disabled San Franciscans and for nonprofit and community facilities.

Rebuilding Together San Francisco is kicking off the fall edition of their semi-annual “Rebuilding Day” event on October 27, 2012 with “Fall Building Day.”

Last April, Rebuilding Together San Francisco announced that their annual “Rebuilding Day” event would be divided into a two-day series in order to revitalize more homes and facilities in San Francisco’s underserved neighborhoods. For the first installment, Rebuilding Together San Francisco gathered 1,000 volunteers for 21 home and community facility projects for spring “Rebuilding Day.”

For “Fall Building Day,” Rebuilding Together San Francisco has gathered 300 volunteers including carpenters, electricians, and plumbers to work across 10 homes of low-income seniors and families and 4 nonprofit facilities to provide free home repairs and renovations.

Major partners of “Fall Building Day” are Sears and Lowe’s through national initiatives with Rebuilding Together. Through funding from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, Rebuilding Together San Francisco will provide $8,000 worth of weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades for low-income homeowners. Also, as part of the Heroes at Home initiative, a program created through the collaboration of Sears Holdings Corporation and Rebuilding Together national, Rebuilding Together San Francisco volunteers will provide extensive home rehabilitations for military veterans and their families.

Since the first “Rebuilding Day Event” in 1990, Rebuilding Together San Francisco has partnered with local companies to contribute $3.5 million dollars to neighborhood revitalization activities estimated to carry $10 million dollars in market value.

For more information on "Fall Building Day" projects, please visit Rebuilding San Francisco's official blog or contact Karen Nemsick, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together San Francisco.

About Rebuilding Together San Francisco
Rebuilding Together San Francisco mobilizes teams of volunteers to revitalize neighborhoods via home repair and community facility renovations. By using and re-using resources in our community, we’re able to provide these repairs free of charge to low-income homeowners and nonprofit organizations and schools.

Rebuilding Together San Francisco is a local affiliate of Rebuilding Together; a national organization that includes 195 affiliates serving 500 communities nationwide, and mobilizing thousands of volunteers each year.

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