Volunteers to help repair three local homes


Three homes in Menlo Park will be among the projects that Rebuilding Together Peninsula volunteers will be working on Saturday, April 24.

Kate Comfort Harr, development director for Rebuilding Together Peninsula, lists these local groups that are sponsoring or providing volunteers for the three home projects:

■ Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park and the Menlo Park Firefighters Association, a home on Carlton Avenue, where a low-income family needs weatherization improvements, and repairs to windows, doors, and the garage.

■ Farwell family and Menlo Builders, another home on Carlton Avenue, where a low-income senior widow needs safety improvements, such as door locks, new windows and fencing.

■ WSJ Properties and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Menlo Park, a home on Madera Avenue, where a low-income senior is in need of repairs to her windows, bathroom, kitchen, and front and back yards.

About 100 volunteers are expected to participate in a major repainting project at Belle Haven School, a K-8 elementary school in Menlo Park, where most of the students are from low-income families.

The volunteers are from the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto and BioCentury Publications, as well as Kiwanis-sponsored youth groups from Palo Alto and Gunn high schools and Stanford University. The workers will be augmented by volunteers from the National Charity League and parents of Belle Haven students.

Rebuilding Together Peninsula mobilizes thousands of volunteers each year to repair community facilities and the homes of low-income people.

Some 3,500 volunteers from companies and community organizations will work on 80 projects in 14 cities on the Peninsula.

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Posted by Jamie Shepard
a resident of another community
on Apr 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Even if you have never done any home repairs or don't consider yourself "handy", consider this a excellent way to learn, meet new people, and do some real good for your community. One day is all that is asked every year, the last Saturday in April. You get a t-shirt for your effort, a great barbeque after the day is done, and some personal satisfaction that YOU have made a difference!

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