What better way to improve one's community than by fixing homes in need of repair? Philly Mag reported that a non-profit called Rebuilding Together Philadelphia (RTP) will gather 100 to 300 volunteers to repair eight homes in a one-day period and 13 homes in a two-day period. The homes on the 2000 and 21000 block of North Franklin Street in North Philadelphia will be checked for water leaks, electrical systems that meet code, secure handrails on porches, any gaps or holes in walls, and more. Community members, corporate partners, and students from A. Philip Randolph Career & Technical High School, Thomas Alva Edison High School, Project WoW, and John C. Fareira Skills Center will repair drywall and plaster, install new vinyl floors and front door locksets, and do HVAC maintenance. According to Philly Mag, many of the homeowners in the area receive low incomes and are elderly, disabled, veterans, or families with children. If interested in being a part of the next build, which is expected to happen next spring, join RTP's mailing list here.
· Strength in Numbers: Non-Profit to Rehabilitate Eight Homes in One Day [Philly Mag]