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Rebuilding Together and Philips Work to Repair Homes, Community Centers and Provide Energy Efficient Upgrades Across U.S.

June 19, 2014

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WASHINGTON, DC- June 19, 2014-  In an effort to make communities safer, healthier, and more environmentally aware, Rebuilding Together and Philips are partnering to host six large volunteer projects across the country this summer and fall. As part of these projects, hundreds of volunteers will provide critical repairs and renovations to homes and community centers through the Philips Cares employee community service program. Additionally, Philips is donating its Philips LED lighting to the recipient homeowners to improve both the quality of their light and the energy efficiency in their homes.


 “It is through our partnerships with supporters like Philips that we are able to provide families with the needed repairs to make their homes, as well as make the community, a better place to live,” said Charley Shimanski, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together.  “We are thrilled to be a part of the lasting impact in these six communities.”


The community rebuild projects are part of a national grant running from June through mid-September. Projects will take place in Haverhill, Mass., San Diego, Lyndhurst, N.J., Seattle, Boston, and Cleveland this summer and fall. Philips employee volunteers from each city will work directly with Rebuilding Together local affiliate organizations to complete the repairs and renovations.


 “We are excited to be partnering with Rebuilding Together again this year,” said Brent Shafer, CEO, Philips North America. “By partnering with Rebuilding Together to restore homes and revitalize neighborhoods, our employees have the opportunity to make a difference in their own local communities in meaningful ways.”


This year marks the second year of partnership for Rebuilding Together and Philips. In 2013 Rebuilding Together and Philips renovated over 20 homes through the help of over 350 Philips volunteers serving over 1,300 homeowners and community members. The combined effort provided over $725,000 in market value to eight communities across the country.


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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 187 local affiliates complete more than 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us- visit


About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (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 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 112,000 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


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Rebuilding Together
Victoria O’Banion


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