Hazelwood Veteran Receives Free Home Repairs Thanks to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh and BNY Mellon

Hazelwood Veteran Receives Free Home Repairs Thanks to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh and BNY Mellon

Dozens of BNY Mellon employees support 25th veteran helped by Season of Service
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:00am

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PITTSBURGH, PA., October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh (RTP) and volunteers from BNY Mellon will be providing free critical home repairs to Ricardo Butler, a Hazelwood resident and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. 

Mr. Butler is the 25th veteran homeowner served by Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh as part of its 2014 Season of Service initiative.

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh will be joined by more than 60 BNY Mellon volunteers for the project. Repairs will include electrical safety upgrades, plumbing repairs, and accessibility upgrades, as well as safety measures such as the installation of new smoke alarms, carbon dioxide detectors and door locks.

Mr. Butler. a life-long Hazelwood resident, was disabled during an automobile accident on his way home from work. Previously, Mr. Butler worked as a welder, equipment operator and carpenter in the steel industry.

“BNY Mellon is honored to lend a helping hand to veterans such as Mr. Butler,” said Vince Sands, chairman of BNY Mellon of Pennsylvania. “By working side by side with Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, we’re also investing in the health and regeneration of local neighborhoods that make Pittsburgh a great place to live.”

In addition to the repairs needed for Mr. Butler’s home, the volunteers will also clean up two vacant lots in the community.

“Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh is proud to bring much-needed home repairs and modifications to so many low-income Veterans this fall.  Homeowners are the foundation of our communities; and there is nobody more deserving of a safe and healthy home than those who have served their country,” said Steve Hellner-Burris, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh. “This year, with the support of wonderful local sponsors, supporters and volunteers, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh is on track to complete 180 home repairs -- improving lives and stabilizing communities.”

About Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh: Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh 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 at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Part of a network of 187 local affiliates, our combined efforts completed 10,400 rebuild projects in 2012 thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us – visit www.rtpittsburgh.org.


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