Rebuilding Together and Philips Launch Multi-City Home Revitalization Program

April 30, 2013

ANDOVER, MA – Rebuilding Together, in partnership with Philips North America, today kicked-off of a multi-community improvement project to provide safe and healthy homes for America’s low-income homeowners and families in three cities. As part of Rebuilding Together’s annual April home-revitalization program, Philips employee volunteers will participate in home restoration and repair projects in various cities including Silicon Valley, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Washington, D.C.

 

Beginning April 27, through its Philips Cares employee community service program, volunteers will repair and restore homes/locations in the eight different neighborhoods across the country. Philips and Rebuilding Together formed their partnership this year and agreed to collaborate on a series of home and neighborhood revitalization projects throughout 2013.

 

Philips North America is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips turns customer insights into meaningful technology and applications to make life better - from birth through every milestone; from morning through night; and throughout the global community.

 

“Working with Rebuilding Together will help provide more safe and healthy housing and sustainable communities,” said Greg Sebasky, chairman, Philips North America. “At Philips, our goal is to improve the lives of three billion people a year by 2025. By partnering with Rebuilding Together to restore homes and revitalize neighborhoods, together, we will make a difference in our own local communities in a meaningful, visible way.”

 

“Philips represents a great example of corporate involvement in fostering safe and healthy housing and community restoration. We are grateful for their partnership and leadership,” said John Fiegel, interim president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “We look forward to the launch of this program and continuing our relationship with Philips on future projects.”

 

Rebuilding Together and its nearly 200 affiliates have observed the month of April as a time to bring national attention to America’s housing disparity and promote the mission of a “Safe and Healthy Home for Every Person.”  This year, National Rebuilding Month includes several events throughout April to engage thousands of volunteers across the country.

 

Annually, Rebuilding Together’s National Rebuilding Month mobilizes 50,000 volunteers to complete 3,000. Volunteers help homeowners-in-need by completing critical home modifications and repairs, so that Rebuilding Together’s mission is fulfilled.

 

To learn more about Rebuilding Together and how to join National Rebuilding Month, visit: http://rebuildingtogether.org/news-item/nrm2012/

Media Contacts

Amy Shanler

Director, Public and Media Relations, Philips North America

978-659-4463

amy.shanler@philips.com

 

Ruben Valdillez

Rebuilding Together

202-518-0041

rvaldillez@rebuildingtogether.org

 

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About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our nearly 200 local affiliates complete approximately 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of 200,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trade professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us — visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.

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About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 116,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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