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Volunteers to transform the home of longtime Wedgwood resident

March 27th, 2018 · No Comments

Submitted by Sharon C.

On Wednesday, March 28th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Rebuilding Together Seattle along with roughly 25 volunteers from sponsor Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and partner group Green Canopy Homes to restore the home of a senior in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Seattle.

Janice is 65 years old and lives alone in her 1919 home, where she has lived since 1980. As a former antique shop owner, Janice appreciates the classic charm of her home and understands the importance of historical preservation. Now retired, Janice has found it difficult to maintain her home, where she hopes to age in place safely. Her husband Dennis passed away in 2015, adding to the challenges of home maintenance. To give her the boost she needs, volunteers from the Master Builders Association and Green Canopy Homes will be insulating the attic, replacing old carpet with new laminate flooring, installing handrails and bathroom grab bars, cleaning gutters, and many more weatherization, energy efficiency, safety, and health focused repairs at entirely no cost to Janice.

About: Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
Founded in 1909, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) has grown to become the largest residential homebuilders association in the United States. With nearly 3,000 member companies, the association is dedicated to membership value, housing advocacy, community service, and financial stewardship throughout the Puget Sound region. For more information, please visit www.mbaks.com or contact Sharon Couts at 425-460-8213, scouts@mbaks.com.

About Green Canopy:

With a strong sense of purpose, the Green Canopy Team came together in 2009, guided by the belief that they can create greater access to sustainable housing while combating resource scarcity and climate challenges. Through urban infill, certified green homebuilding, and the sophisticated management and application of impact investment capital, Green Canopy is dedicated to inspiring resource efficiency in residential markets. The certified B Corporation has completed and sold over 136 homes in Seattle and Portland combined, winning multiple awards for business and construction practices. For more information, please visit greencanopy.com or contact Alexa Ashley at 206-658-5399, lexy@greencanopy.com.

About Rebuilding Together Seattle:

Rebuilding Together Seattle is the leading community revitalization partner focused on addressing substandard, unsafe, and unhealthy housing conditions. As part of the national Rebuilding Together network, our 140 affiliates repair 10,000 homes annually with the help of nearly 100,000 volunteers. We leverage resources and partnerships to offer home repair and modification services to low-income homeowners and nonprofit facilities at entirely no cost to them. More than housing repair, we improve health outcomes, stabilize housing and homeownership, and reduce the need for new affordable housing. Our work preserves treasured memories and restores social connections, while celebrating community through the strengthening of our neighborhoods. Together we can build safe homes and communities for everyone.  For more information, please visit www.rtseattle.org or contact Hannah Colston at 206-682-1231,hcloston@rtseattle.org.

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