This year the national Rebuilding Together Day of Service was Saturday, April 27th. Since 2011 Multifamily NW member companies have participated in Rebuilding Together volunteering their time, materials and expertise to complete critical repairs to homes of vulnerable Portlanders.
Rebuilding Together Portland takes applications from dozens of homeowners who are elderly, disabled, families with children, veterans or those who financially struggle to make necessary home repairs that can help keep them in their homes. For 2019, Multifamily NW members took responsibility for the refurbishment of 11 Rebuilding Together homes! Several member companies volunteered on multiple homes, and supplied their own building materials!
“Our members are being good neighbors and giving back to the community by volunteering time, skills, and materials to homeowners that need it,” said Deborah Imse, executive director of Multifamily NW.
Depending on the house and its induvial needs, our volunteer crews took on interior/exterior painting, landscaping and the installation of new flooring, new appliances, new cabinets, new toilets and new sinks. It’s astonishing what these dedicated groups of volunteers can accomplish in a single day!
“It’s great to have Multifamily NW members involved in our event every year because they donate not just time, but skilled labor and even most of the materials. Once they’re there, they go above and beyond and usually fix more things than they planned to. If it needs to be done, they do it,” said Rebuilding Together Executive Director Mike Malone.
Multifamily NW salutes our members’ steadfast efforts of revitalizing these homes and make a serious impact in the stability for their families. Way to go!
Thank you to the companies with their volunteer crews who donated their time and effort to Rebuilding Together:
|Affinity Property Management||GSL Properties|
|Avenue5 Residential||Guardian Management|
|BELFOR Property Restoration||HD Supply|
|Capital Property Management||J.R. Johnson, Inc.|
|Coast Property Management||Kennedy Restoration|
|Greystar||Portland Construction Solutions|
For 2019 Rebuilding Together repaired a total of 40 homes in Portland, engaging 1,200 volunteers with a value added to the community of $1,000,000 in home improvements. This is the 28th annual Portland Rebuild Day. All recipients are owners of the home and are either low income, elderly, disabled, families with children, or veterans. The organization’s goal is to provide safe and healthy homes for everyone. Thanks again to all Multifamily NW member companies and individuals who volunteered and made it such a success!