Volunteers from Philips North America gather to support Jersey City community
Jersey City, NJ – SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 – On Wednesday, September 18, Rebuilding Together Jersey City, a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home, is joining together with Philips and its local employees to renovate two Jersey City homes affected by Hurricane Sandy.
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JERSEY CITY, NJ April 6, 2012 – Commencing the week of April 9th, Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School cafeteria in Jersey City will be transformed into “Command Central” as Rebuilding Together Jersey City gets ready to improve the lives of three Jersey City homeowners and five not-for-profit organizations being refurbished on Saturday, April 14, 2012. On that day, the Bramhall Street cafeteria that is usually filled with school children will instead be filled with lumber, ladders, paint, and all the tools and materials needed to save the Jersey City homes of people unable to make repairs for themselves. Continue reading REBUILDING TOGETHER JERSEY CITY
Last April, Bill and Nancy Barry of Jersey City, welcomed three dozen volunteer workers into their home. The workers were there to do much needed repairs on the Barry’s home as part of a program called Rebuilding Together Jersey City. Bill Barry is retired and his wife Nancy is disabled. By the time the day was over the volunteer workers had built a small bathroom for Nancy, painted, installed new windows and cabinets and accomplished a dozen other repairs. “When we first applied for the program they asked us what our wish list would be when it came to work on our house. They surpassed our wildest dreams when it came to the amount of work they did for us,” Mr. Barry said. Both Nancy and Bill Barry are deeply grateful for the work done on their home and think that Rebuilding Together Jersey City is a wonderful program. “They were just so friendly and courteous to us and they never treated us like we were a charity case or anything like that, we even tried to give them a donation but they wouldn’t hear of it,” Mr. Barry explained. “These are really wonderful people, which make it a wonderful program.” A few weeks after the work was completed on their home the Barry’s sent a letter thanking Rebuilding Together Jersey City and said, “You made our golden years platinum.”
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