Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps Members Celebrate AmeriCorps Week at Safe and Healthy Housing Event

 Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps Members Celebrate AmeriCorps Week at Safe and
                            Healthy Housing Event

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of Rebuilding
Together's AmeriCorps program, CapacityCorps, will celebrate AmeriCorps Week
by learning advanced safe and healthy housing principles and implementing
those practices in three homes in Durham, North Carolina.


AmeriCorps Works is the theme of AmeriCorps Week 2013. It is the time
AmeriCorps members and programs communicate the value and effectiveness of
AmeriCorps and the triple bottom line return on investment -- for the
recipients of service, the people who serve, and the larger community and

With support from ConocoPhillips, 33 members from 17 states will learn and
serve together from March 8 -10. Together, they will identify housing related
health risks for low-income Durham residents and develop solutions to make
their homes safer, healthier and more energy efficient. After the repairs are
finished, AmeriCorps members will develop next level strategies to implement
back in their home states, multiplying the benefits of the training around the

"Leveraging the skill and enthusiasm of AmeriCorps members is a great way to
show the power of service, both as a direct service model, and as a cost
effective investment to help the nation," said Martin Costello, Director of
National Service Programs at Rebuilding Together. "The homeowners in Durham
couldn't ask for a more skilled and dedicated group of people to provide the
critical repairs needed to keep them safe and healthy in their homes."

The event is being hosted by Rebuilding Together of the Triangle, an
organization that works year round to deliver free home repair services to
local families in need of assistance in Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake

Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps is a National*Direct AmeriCorps program with
65 full-time members serving at 35 local affiliates in 20 states. Rebuilding
Together AmeriCorps members build the capacity of Rebuilding Together programs
so that they become sustainable, effective and efficient in helping additional
low-income homeowners in need. As developing housing preservation leaders,
these AmeriCorps members serve essential roles in building the capacity of
their host sites in areas such as recruiting and managing volunteers,
performing direct home repairs, building community partnerships, and creating
new programs.

To learn more about Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps program, visit


Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes
Community Starts at Home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility
modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community
centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the
individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and
communities across the country. Our 200 local affiliates complete 10,000
rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of nearly 200,000 volunteers
from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good
citizens. Join us — visit

SOURCE Rebuilding Together

Contact: Brett Nolan, +1-202-518-3102
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