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/