Rebuilding Together volunteers fix up Highland Park home

Around the metro area today, Rebuilding Together Seattle has more than 1,000 volunteers out restoring and repairing more than two dozen homes whose owners are unable to do the work, or hire someone to do it, themselves. And one of the worksites is in West Seattle’s Highland Park neighborhood.

RTS’s Margie Thirlby explains that today is “National Rebuilding Day,” with hundreds of other RT affiliates around the country joining forces to fix up more than 3,000 homes in all. The volunteers at this site were so busy, they couldn’t stop to share specifics of the homeowner’s situation, but RT’s mission is to help more people stay in their own homes longer than they’d be able to do if repairs and maintenance went undone. Look at everything they’ve cleaned out at this particular site:

Thirlby says they would love to see more people apply for help from, or be referred to, RTS – their website explains how. (And if you would like to volunteer – here’s how to do that.)

4 Replies to "Rebuilding Together volunteers fix up Highland Park home"

  • highland park resident April 30, 2011 (3:52 pm)

    I ran by this today. It looked like a big happy group doing excellent work! Keep it up, Seattle! Thanks for helping.

  • AJP April 30, 2011 (7:29 pm)


  • Kara May 2, 2011 (4:21 pm)

    That makes me so happy! That was my childhood neighborhood and I also started volunteering with Rebuilding Together last year! Its the most amazing experience!

  • CLM May 5, 2011 (11:27 pm)

    Unfortunatly many items were thrown away without my permission and nothing is being done about it. Projects were not done that were on the to do list. Major projects, the most needed to help us stay warm.

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