Rebuilding Together Philadelphia
Rebuilding Together Philadelphia will be March 31, April 1 and 2 this year.
We will be working in Belmont this year, a little west of the Mantua neighborhood we worked in the last few years. It’s about a 20-minute drive from USG, behind the Zoo.
Skilled and unskilled workers are needed, age 14 and up. You can participate for one day, part of a day or all three days. Our list of projects includes a lot of painting, laying vinyl flooring, repairing drywall. We will work from 8:30am – 4pm. Lunch is provided.
Working on the RTP house is a fun and rewarding tradition at USG. We have worked with amazing people over the years and strengthened our relations with each other. Anyone who has participated will confirm how rewarding it is. To indicate your interest in volunteering, send an email to Linda Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This video will show what the block build is like. Both the homeowners and the volunteers describe how meaningful the experience is.
USG has partnered with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia since 2011. Each year we help a homeowner who is unable to make needed repairs to a house due to financial issues. In 2016 we helped a homeowner who lived in a house with three generations of family members. We all helped work together to make the house functional and safe for the residents.
Volunteers hard at work:
Before and after pictures of the laundry room:
We also Share the Plate with Rebuilding Philly that month. In this video, Linda is telling the children a story about our work with the organization.
There are jobs for all kinds of volunteers (age 14 and up). Please be part of this effort next year. We have made a real difference in the lives of many low income homeowners in the last five years.
You can learn more about the work of Rebuilding Together at the website rebuildingphilly.org.