News

Menlo Park: Facebook staff, community volunteers rehab houses

 

About 80 Facebook employees, community members and nonprofit staff with Rebuilding Together Peninsula, a nonprofit that helps restore old houses, rehabilitated three homes in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood on Sept. 11.

The owners have lived in the homes for at least 50 years, according to a Facebook spokesperson.

Projects included painting interior and exteriors, landscaping work, improving kitchen and bathroom facilities, and upgrading electricity, fire safety and accessibility features.

Facebook is funding health and safety repairs for those three homes plus 11 others and two community facilities in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, the spokesperson said.

"Since arriving in Menlo Park in 2011, we've actively engaged with the community by supporting the preservation and enhancement of our neighborhood," said Fergus O'Shea, Facebook campus facilities director. "Alongside Rebuilding Together Peninsula, we're able to continue that tradition through this hands-on effort that will benefit three longstanding community members."

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

3 people like this
Posted by Betsy
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Sep 15, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Thank you Facebook! Your generosity is greatly appreciated by all of the Menlo Park community. We applaud all of your efforts to help the existing community thrive.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism
By Elena Kadvany | 28 comments | 7,530 views

Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)
By Sherry Listgarten | 14 comments | 2,494 views

Goodbye Food Waste!
By Laura Stec | 8 comments | 2,441 views

Good News: The New Menlo Park Rail Subcommittee Hits A Home Run
By Dana Hendrickson | 12 comments | 1,629 views

Premarital and Couples: Tips for Hearing (Listening) and Being Known
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,010 views

 

Register today!

On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Learn More