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Green volunteers rehab local home

5/1/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

GREEN — More than 30 city of Green employees, city Council members, board and commission members, family members and community volunteers donated time, materials and skills April 26 for Rebuilding Together Greater Cuyahoga Valley’s National Rebuilding Day.

According to Rebuilding Together officials, the nonprofit helps repair and rehabilitate the homes of homeowners who are low-income, elderly, disabled and/or veterans. The organization teamed up with local officials to rehabilitate nine homes in Summit County April 26.

In Green, the organization partnered with the city to make improvements to a Greensburg Road home as part of that effort. According to city officials, volunteers installed new exterior doors, kitchen cabinets, drywall, ceiling fans and a new deck to the home of 85-year-old Betty Hodges. Landscaping and fresh paint also were included in the projects.

Shown above is volunteer Sharon Salem sitting with Hodges, who has lived in her home since 1962, as volunteer Bob Perko paints the ceiling of a room nearby.

Other volunteers included Green Fire Department personnel working on a new countertop in the backyard of the home, shown below.

According to city officials, Green has partnered with Rebuilding Together since 2006 and allocates $30,000 for the Rebuilding Together program each year.

For more information on Rebuilding Together, visit www.rebuildingtogether-sc.org or call 330-773-4100.

— By Maria Lindsay

Photos: Dale Dong

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