NRCA sponsors Kickoff to Rebuild
NRCA co-sponsored Rebuilding Together's "Kickoff to Rebuild
2006" on Feb. 3 in Detroit. The 11th annual event, held two days
before the National Football League's (NFL's) Super Bowl XL,
featured the rehabilitation of the Cass Community Social
Services/Activity Center and a press conference.
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and wife Chandler Tagliabue, NFL
players and community volunteers renovated the Cass Activity
Center, which provides daily meals and transportation for
developmentally disabled adults and seniors, as well as teaches
them about safety, hygiene, exercise, money management and social
interaction. The volunteers focused on repairs to brighten the
facility and improve the safety of and environment for the clients
and staff. Sponsors included NRCA; Countrywide Financial Services,
Calabasas, Calif.; Home Depot, Atlanta; Nonprofit Facilities Fund,
a program of the United Way for southeastern Michigan, Detroit; and
Sodexho, Gaithersburg, Md. NRCA contributed $5,000, as well as an
additional $5,000 worth of public-awareness advertising.
Rebuilding Together is the largest volunteer housing
rehabilitation organization in the U.S. Each year, more than 8,700
houses and 400 nonprofit facilities are rehabilitated by 275,000
volunteers in 1,879 cities and towns across the U.S. The
organization also provides home repairs for low-income, elderly and
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