In the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr., about 40 volunteers from Kaiser Permanente showed up at Build House eager to roll up their sleeves and get ready for some home improvement on MLK, Jr. Day this year.
Volunteers from several of Kaiser’s East Bay campuses painted our office, several bedrooms and the living room under the supervision of the local chapter of Rebuilding Together East Bay, the national leader in non-profit low income housing repair. They also helped with some yard work and painted a fence and some railings. Kaiser Permanente schedules a regional day of service for their employees on the holiday to give back to the community. Clients and families organized a thank you later in the day for the volunteers.
Kitchen Update Coming Soon
Next month, on April 18th and 19th, Rebuilding Together will pull out all the stops for a complete kitchen remodel, including a brand new restaurant quality freezer and refrigerator donated by East Bay Restaurant Supply. Flooring will be donated by Anderson Carpet, and labor and installation by Wood Street Builders and a team of volunteers, many of them licensed contractors, led by experienced general contractor and master carpenter Khaia McGill. The team will remove old cabinetry, install new cabinets and countertops and arrange for disposal and cleanup. Build House donors have generously provided funds for the materials, the only portion of the cost that Rebuilding Together does not cover.