Rebuilding Together helps revitalize neighborhoods

5:20 PM, Jun 5, 2012   |    comments
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By Heidi Glaus

St. Louis (KSDK) - You've no doubt heard home is where the heart is, but Wayne Holland's office is wherever his tools are.

"We're putting down a new floor on the back porch here," Holland explained.

To be honest, his office changes daily since he's the home repair manager for Rebuilding Together St. Louis, a not-for-profit plugged in to what low-income homeowners need a little help with.

"This street we helped about ten homes in one day," pointed out Laura Musler with Rebuilding Together St. Louis.

No job is too big, no task too small.

"We have a range of anywhere from one person to sometimes 30 people on a house. It just depends on what we're doing," Holland said.

"I think it's amazing what you can do to a home in eight hours when you put enough people at it," Musler added.

Of course some volunteers need to learn how to hammer out the details.

"Don't choke up on your hammer so far you get more power behind it," Holland explained to a volunteer.

Together this team of volunteers can turn a house into a safer home.

"You just can't beat helping people," Holland added.

Rebuilding Together St. Louis is always in need of more volunteers and money. They're hosting a different kind of fundraiser called "Rock the Forest" June 16th.

To learn more, visit their website.


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