Thursday, October 15, 2009

Councilwoman Robertson invites Bellemeade and Oak Grove residents to see free home repairs being done by Rebuilding Together of Richmond and sign up for upcoming free repair event


Richmond City Hall

900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200

Richmond, Virginia  23219

Applications for free home repairs available now for 50 homeowners in need in Bellemeade and Oak Grove: Repair event April 2010
WHAT            Richmond City Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson, Gateway 6th District, invites citizens to witness the outstanding work being done by local nonprofit organization, Rebuilding Together of Richmond, as it performs free home repairs for a resident in the Bellemeade community.

        Applications will be available on site for an upcoming free repair event being held April 24, 2010. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2009. Typical repairs and renovations include painting, heating/cooling, roof, windows, handrails, porch repairs, improved lighting and removal of trip and fall hazards.

        The program is available for homeowners who are 55 years of age or older or have disabilities; having a household income of less than $25,000; and own their own property in the Bellemeade or Oak Grove community.

WHEN              SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009
        8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
WHERE        1500 Block of Drewry Street
WHO               The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson, Councilwoman, Richmond City
        Council, Gateway 6th District

CONTACT         For more information, please contact Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson, Gateway 6th District, at 804.646.7964 (office); or John Westbrook at

        Amy King, Director
        Rebuilding Together of Richmond
        804.513.8628 (mobile);


Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is the nation's largest nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing critical home repair and modification services to those in need at no cost to homeowners. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America’s largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners.  In addition to its core home repair work, Rebuilding Together also rehabilitates community centers and conducts home modification and repair programs that focus on aging in place. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to energy efficiency, veteran’s housing, and disaster recovery and reconstruction. For more information, please visit the Rebuilding Together website, at