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SpU TH 8F <br /> � G <br /> z s <br /> 1865 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> March 20, 2012 <br /> Contact: Debra Johnson, Director of Communications <br /> Phone: 574-235-5853 <br /> MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG JOINS THE REBUILDING TOGETHER TEAM TO <br /> ANNOUNCE REHABILITATION OF 18 SOUTH BEND HOMES <br /> South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will join the Rebuilding Together team to preview <br /> the upcoming rehabilitation of 18 homes in South Bend's River Park neighborhood in <br /> April. <br /> Rebuilding Together President Jacquelyn Rucker and board members, a representative of <br /> Congressman Joe Donnelly's office, the local trades, and one of this year's homeowners <br /> will hold a news conference Wednesday, March 21 at 12:00 p.m. at 1001 S. Ironwood <br /> Drive to announce this year's homes. <br /> "This is one of the things I enjoy about being apart of the Rebuilding Together project," <br /> said Rucker. "I enjoy working with the volunteers who come together to rehabilitate the <br /> homes of low-income homeowners, particularly impacting the elderly and disabled. This <br /> is our 24th year of undertaking this project." <br /> This April, 800 volunteers will join Rebuilding Together to make home repairs worth <br /> more than $300,000, which includes a minimum of 12 roof replacements, six furnace <br /> upgrades, and several painting projects. <br /> This year's effort will take place on two Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The first <br /> project date is April 14 for the Skilled Trades Day. The second date is April 21 for the <br /> Community Volunteer Day. <br /> Established locally in 1989, Rebuilding Together (known as Christmas in April until <br /> 2002)has rehabilitated 809 homes—worth $10.4 million in repairs —in an effort to <br /> restore safety, comfort, and dignity to the occupants. Repairs vary from yard clean-up and <br /> trash removal to minor repairs such as small carpentry jobs and painting to major skilled <br /> tasks such as roofing work and updating electrical and plumbing systems. All repairs are <br /> completed at no cost to the homeowner. <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CITY BUILDING•227 W.IEFFERSON BOULEVARD•SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261• FAx 574/235-9892 <br />