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One in 20 peninsula homeowners live in dangerous & cold homes!

Original post made by Rebuilding Together, Menlo Park: Belle Haven, on Apr 20, 2007

Rebuilding Together will be in 13 Peninsula cities to repair and rebuild 72 different structures benefiting low-income, elderly and/or disabled neighbors and families with children on Saturday, April 28.

In Menlo Park six low-income homes will be rebuilt for safety.

CEOs, lawyers, bankers and engineers from Carr & Ferrell, Heller Ehrman, Siemens Medical Solutions, Ultrasound Division, Murray and Murray and the Menlo Park Kiwanis and hundreds more partner with Rebuilding Together Peninsula to make thousands of people safe, warm and independent.

Corporate teams will be in 13 cities throughout the peninsula on Saturday, April 28, 2007 tackling various projects including roof repair and/or replacement, installing grab-bars and/or railings, replacing windows, repairing electrical and heating systems, landscaping and hauling debris, installing fencing, painting and fixing leaky faucets. Each of these projects implements energy and water efficiency measures to further occupants' independence with the additional ability to save money on their utilities. The cities benefiting include Daly City, Milbrae, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Mateo, South San Francisco, and Sunnyvale.

What: National Rebuilding Day – Rebuilding Together Peninsula to rebuild 72 projects in one day in 13 cities. These projects include 53 homes and 19 community facilities with over 4,000 volunteers to do over $2,250,000 worth of repairs!

When: Saturday, April 28, 2007

Where: Please contact Rebuilding Together for a complete list of locations and times in Daly City, Milbrae, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Mateo, South San Francisco, and Sunnyvale.

Why: Over 94,000 low-income homeowners live in our peninsula communities. The results of living in unsafe conditions are loss of dignity, home injuries and deteriorating neighborhoods. Home accidents and modifications decrease the incidence of home injury by 50%.

Who: Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) builds volunteer partnerships to rehabilitate homes and community facilities of low-income, who may include elderly and/or disabled neighbors and families with children so they can live in warmth, safety and independence. Founded in 1989, RTP has repaired 761 homes and 190 non-profit facilities with 63,800 volunteers making $23,523,498 worth of repairs.

Rebuilding Together is much more than simply fixing houses, it is about making homes and communities better places to live.

Press is welcome to do interviews with recipients, volunteers, corporate sponsors and the RTP staff to find out more about the various projects and the vast scope of work that is undertaken to complete each of the projects in one day. Please contact Director of Development and Communications, Kristina Knudsen at 415-748-0826 or kristina@rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org.

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