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1,500 volunteers to fix homes in Fulton this Saturday

04/24/2013 2:59 PM by

Councilwoman Newbille invites all to see 50 free home make-overs in Richmond’s Greater Fulton Neighborhood this Saturday: Year of planning, preparation and production realized

Rebuilding Together of Richmond to deploy 1,500 volunteers to fix homes owned by seniors with low-income and people who are disabled

The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, East End 7th Voter District, invites everyone to come out and see 50 homes in the Greater Fulton Neighborhood receive free home repair make-overs this Saturday. The project includes homes owned by seniors with low-income and people who are disabled.

Produced and managed by Rebuilding Together of Richmond, the 2013 Richmond Rebuilding Day is part of a national event that locally represents a year of dedication and hundreds of hours of planning, preparation and production. Work completed up to this point has included soliciting and reviewing applications; coordination of funding and supplies; months of skilled trades work done in preparation; and, coordination and management of 1,500 community volunteers.

Examples of repairs and renovations include painting, heating/cooling systems, roofs, windows, handrails, porch repairs, lighting and removal of dangerous trip/ fall hazards.

Rebuilding Together of Richmond is a local nonprofit agency that was established in 1992 and receives its supplies and funding from Richmond-based businesses, individuals and community partners.

Homes to be repaired are chosen annually from applications submitted to Rebuilding Together of Richmond in the previous year. Criteria for assistance include: homeowners who are 55 years of age or older or have disabilities; have a household income less than $25,000; and, living in a property in a selected project area (assessed annually).

WHEN Saturday, April 27, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE Event Headquarters
Neighborhood Resource Center
1519 Williamsburg Road
Richmond, Virginia

WHO The Honorable Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, East End 7th Voter District

Ms. Amy King, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together of Richmond


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