June 4, 2010
Nick was proud to join the 2010 Rose Court, Commissioner Fritz, Rose Festival Foundation President Robert Hansen, Rebuilding Together Director Mike Malone, and Kathryn Sofich of Metro for a service event presented by the Portland Housing Bureau, the Rose Festival, and Rebuilding Together Portland this afternoon.
Together, the group worked on the home of 92-year-old community leader Opal Strong, a 50-year resident of Northeast Portland.
Rebuilding Together helps repair the homes of those who cannot do the work themselves. For more than a decade, the City's Housing bureau has supported the work of Rebuilding Together. The City invests about $40,000 each year, helping
Rebuilding Together leverage 1,500 volunteer hours and donate materials and repairs valued at nearly $1,000,000.
Each year, Rebuilding Together supports more than 50 local homeowners. Their work inspires individuals, businesses, and community groups to work together to help some of Portland's most vulnerable homeowners.