Sunday, April 29, 2018

Rebuilding Together

  On Saturday-28-April Rebuilding Together of Northern New Jersey took part in National Rebuild Day. This is a nation wide day in which volunteers from the building trades industry, along with anyone else who wished to help, aide those whose homes are in need of repair or improvement.  Eight residents in Northern New Jersey, who own their home but  are in financial need were approved to receives the benefits of some home improvement. One house was in Englewood, where volunteers came to repair and patch the walls and ceilings. Then the crews, along with the homeowner repainted the gave the first and second floors a fresh coat paint. 
   Just around the corner in Teaneck Volunteers were joined by electricians from IBEW local 164. Some of the minor repairs that were made was to the hand railings, the removing of old floor, with a major project of covering a leaking roof until further repairs can be made in May. The electricians fanned out through the resident to replace old outlet and switches,  install new lighting fixtures and update smoke detectors. One of the bigger jobs was to install a permanent electrical connection  to a garage door placing an old extension cord.
   Rebuilding Together North Jersey  provides critical home repairs to low-income homeowners who are seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and families with children in Bergen County and the City of Paterson in Passaic County. All repairs are provided at no charge to the homeowners. To date, they have successfully improved more than 220 homes and nonprofit community facilities in Northern New Jersey. For more information about  Rebuilding Together of Northern New Jersey please visit their website at:
   They are also holding a raffle to rise money for future projects. This a chance to win 3 days Carpentry , 2 days of Painting, and Landscaping services along with a Lowe's gift card. Ticket are $10.00 and are now on sale until Monday-4-June. There is also a limit of 1,000 tickets  that will be sold. The drawing will be held on  Monday-4-June at 7:00p . For more information please call 201-447-8886.

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                                                                      Teaneck Project

                                                                   Englewood project

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