Rebuilding Together Teams with Sherwin-Williams to Launch Rebuilding Together Greater Los Angeles 

Rebuilding Together Greater Los Angeles Becomes 12th Southern California Affiliate Working to Preserve Affordable Homeownership joining over 200 Affiliates Nationwide

by Impact Wire Saturday, February 21, 2009
Rebuilding Together the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities announced today the launch of Rebuilding Together Greater Los Angeles (RTGLA) which extends the organization's work to address much needed community revitalization needs in the Greater L.A. region.

Led by Rebuilding Together and national sponsor Sherwin-Williams, three low-income homes will be renewed and restored today. This massive volunteer effort will bring together as many as 150 individuals and community leaders to provide major home repair and modifications at no cost to the homeowners.

"Southern California and particularly Los Angeles are bearing the brunt of the nation's economic crisis with housing values continuing to collapse. Rebuilding Together is committed to leading the charge to preserve homeownership, to bring life back into challenged neighborhoods. We are grateful that at a critical time like this, Sherwin-Williams is at our side, committed to our efforts here and around the country," stated Gary A. Officer, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together.

Work scopes on the homes include a number of critical repairs and modifications which may include plumbing, electrical drywall repair and painting, flooring, new bathrooms, accessibility modifications, and roofing along with energy efficient upgrades. All of the recipients are low-income homeowners living on disability payments or small pensions and were unable to make the needed repairs to their home without the assistance of Rebuilding Together.

Sherwin-Williams along with Union Roofers Contractor's Association will be awarded the Home Town Heroes Award bestowed by Rebuilding Together for their significant contributions to this affiliate.

"Sherwin-Williams is very proud to partner with Rebuilding Together in Los Angeles and in cities across the nation to help assure that families have safe and healthy homes," said Sherwin-Williams President and Chief Operating Officer John Morikis. "We are inspired by the many volunteers who help make the mission of Rebuilding Together - to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need--a reality."

Additional generous support of the projects has been provided by Clark Construction, Allied Building Products, Alcal Arcade Contracting, Inc., Best Contracting Services, Dynalectric Premier Wall Constructors Inc., Youth Build, LAPD - officers and explorers, Quick Response Mold and Water Abatement and Lizarraga Elementary School.

The homes located at East 41st Place, Los Angeles, CA 90011 with media check in at #721 E. 41st Place.

Media conference is planned for 10 AM with participation expected from local, state and federal political leadership. On Site Media Contact: Cynthia Woodruff, (202) 420-0824 or cwoodruff@rebuildingtogether.org.

Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together is the nation's largest nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing home repair and renovation services at no cost to those in need. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of over 200,000 volunteers, Rebuilding Together renovates and repairs nearly 10,000 homes and nonprofit facilities annually with a market value of nearly $100 million.

In addition to its core home repair work, Rebuilding Together renovates community centers and conducts home modification and repair programs that focus on elder home safety, energy efficiency, veterans housing, and disaster recovery and reconstruction. Rebuilding Together has more than 200 affiliates nationwide. For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.

Sherwin-Williams Company

Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams(R), Dutch Boy(R), Krylon(R), Minwax(R), Thompson's(R) Water Seal(R), and many more.

With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin-Williams(R) branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 3,000 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company's other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors.

The Sherwin-Williams Global Group distributes a wide range of products in more than 30 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.sherwin.com

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