Paul Novak, of the JWR Construction Services team, pours water from one jug into another through a pipe as part of the Rebuilding Together Olympiad and Family Festival. (Staff photo by Eric Bojanowski)
By Scott Fishman, Forum Publishing Group
November 2, 2012
Keith & Associates relinquished the coveted Golden Hard Hat Trophy to the JWR Construction Services Hammerheads. There were no hard feelings, though, as their efforts were all for a good cause.Read more...
In our 2011 fiscal year, ending June 30, 2012 we were able to provide support to more families than ever before!
Thanks to all of our volunteers and community partners for helping us achieve our goal this year.
If you would like to see our Annual Report please click here
May 11, 2012
More than 150 volunteers worked together in Hallandale Beach as part of Rebuilding Together Broward's 12th Anniversary National Rebuilding Day.
"Today is the day that we recognize the importance of our elderly and veteran population and their need for safe housing," said Sandra Einhorn, the organization's executive director.
The group is the local affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of low-income homeowners. The volunteers, who donate construction materials, time and a variety of skills, focus on making urgent home repairs, installing home safety upgrades and completing neighborhood improvement projects.
This time, the organization focused on repairing 15 homes in Hallandale Beach.
"I told them that they needed to come to our city," Mayor Joy Cooper said. "There's a lot of elderly here, so I was very excited."
One of the homes volunteers worked on belongs to 89-year-old Navy veteran Floyd Knowles.Read more...
Rebuilding Together Broward County and the Broward Branch of the South Florida Chapter of the USGBC are kicking off their partnership this year with National Rebuilding Day!
Are you a USGBC member that wants to get more involved with your local chapter and support our organization? Here are some ways to get involved.Read more...
Miami Dolphins tackle repairs at Navy vet's home
By Linda Trischitta, Sun Sentinel
7:30 p.m. EST, December 27, 2011
At a once forlorn home on Pierce Street, 50 volunteers on Tuesday smashed old concrete, nailed down a black roof liner and painted the walls cream and the shutters brown.
"It's really amazing, too much," said Leslye Lea, 45, a medical insurance clerk, after workers replaced trusses damaged by termites and fixed the leaky roof. They plan to also install a new floor and kitchen to help Evelyn Lea, 79, who needs surgery forcolon cancer.
By Andy Kent
Posted Dec 27, 2011
In a scene similar to ones shown on the popular television series, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” the normally quiet Hollywood neighborhood on Pierce Street became a bustling center of activity Tuesday.
Rep. West part of veterans cleanup effort
November 17, 2011|
DON CRINKLAW Foum Publishing Group
U.S. Rep. Allen West was a guest this past Saturday when Rebuilding Together Broward County joined up with the Rotary Club to help remodel Robert Lyons' kitchen.
"Rebuilding Together asked me to come and be a part of this," West said, just after pulling up on his motorcycle in front of Lyons' home on Northwest 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. "This is the type of thing I believe we Americans — and our civic organizations — have to do.
"Here's a man who served his country in Korea," West said. "My father served in World War Two. My older brother was wounded in Khe Sahn. So I'm close to something like this that helps and respects our veterans."
Power equipment roared inside Lyons' home, as volunteers began dismantling the old kitchen. The walls were going next.
"It isn't often I get to smash things," West said.
Lyons' Korean service qualified him for help from the both groups seeking to honor area veterans this past weekend. Lyons is a homeowner "who lives on a fixed income of Social Security and perhaps VA benefits," said Sandra Einhorn, executive director of Rebuilding Together.