Rebuilding Together and Honeywell Volunteers Enrich Lives of Grove Park Residents in Atlanta
October 18, 2017
ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) volunteers and Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit that rebuilds homes and communities for people in need throughout the country, today partnered to help revitalize five houses in the Grove Park neighborhood of Atlanta.
During the day-long event, 50 Honeywell volunteers made critical home repairs and improvements, including painting and stabilizing iron railings, removing debris, weatherizing doors and windows, and other renovations in the homes.
The effort is part of a community service initiative with Rebuilding Together's Atlanta affiliate, which coordinated the project, and Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, which provided $50,000 in funding.
"We need to ensure long-term residents of the Grove Park neighborhood are not displaced by investors," said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "Through Honeywell's support, we can provide homeowners with the critical repairs they need to maintain their homes and help them age in place."
"We are excited to take on our first project with Rebuilding Together Atlanta, less than five miles from our new Midtown Atlanta offices," said Anne Folk, Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. "Helping these homeowners live safely in their homes is rewarding work."
About Rebuilding Together:
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Together, with our corporate and community partners, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together's local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Learn more and get involved at www.rebuildingtogether.org.
About Honeywell Hometown Solutions
Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, focuses on five areas of vital importance: Science & Math Education, Family Safety & Security, Housing & Shelter, Habitat & Conservation, and Humanitarian Relief. Together with leading public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit https://www.honeywell.com/en-us/company/our-communities.
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