April is a busy month at Wells Fargo. From financial (Teach your Child to Save Day on April 12) and career education (Take your Child to Work Day on April 28) to community involvement (National Volunteer Week from April 10-16) to environmental celebrations for Earth Day (April 22, of course), we cover it all in April.
This year, we are adding a new day to our list of April celebrations: Rebuilding Together Day on April 30, a national day of service dedicated to helping revitalize local neighborhoods through home and community projects.
Rebuilding Together is a national nonprofit that helps preserve affordable home ownership and revitalize communities. Their network of more than 200 affiliates provides free rehabilitation and critical repairs to the homes of low-income Americans. They assist a variety of people in need, including disabled and aging homeowners, homeowners displaced by natural disasters, and veterans with disabilities.
Rebuilding Together also utilizes a variety of green building practices in every rehabilitation project they complete. Their work includes energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling construction waste and using recycled materials wherever possible, indoor environmental health, smart land use and homeowner education.
If you'd like to learn more about the work that Rebuilding Together does, please watch our YouTube video that features Wells Fargo Volunteers in action in Des Moines, Iowa (Rebuilding Together and Wells Fargo Rock the Block!).
This year, Wells Fargo's network of over 50 Green Teams are working with local Rebuilding Together affiliates to help with energy efficiency and gardening projects in their communities. Projects are taking place all over the country: in Florida, Wells Fargo Green Teams in Jacksonville and Orlando will be rehabbing homes in their local neighborhood; in Charlotte, the Green Team will focus on a neighborhood revitalization project; and right here in my hometown of San Francisco, Wells Fargo Green Team SF will be providing much needed energy efficiency repairs for seven home owners in the Ocean-Merced-Ingleside (OMI) neighborhood.
Wells Fargo is thrilled to help this important community group. And we hope you'll help us in our efforts to support Rebuilding Together. Here are a few ways that you can get involved:
- Consider volunteering for Rebuilding Together Day and find a local project.
- If you can't volunteer just yet, you can still help spread the word. Consider posting information on Rebuilding Together to one of your favorite social media sites, like Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
- Let us know what you think about this effort by adding your voice to the conversation! Leave us a comment with your thoughts and feedback.
And please be sure to check back in May—we'll be sharing lots of photos from some of our Rebuilding Together events!