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SOURCE Rebuilding Together
LITTLE FERRY, N.J., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grip-Rite® and Rebuilding Together will work together to repair a hurricane-damaged home on October 29, the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, with additional support from the American Red Cross.
Homeowner Maurice was a recent widower when Sandy severely damaged his home in Little Ferry, NJ on October 29, 2012. Over two feet of water filled the first floor of his house, destroying his and his late wife's belongings. Lacking flood insurance and unable to rebuild on his own, he has been living with his daughter ever since.
Exactly one year after this devastating storm displaced him, volunteers from Grip-Rite and Rebuilding Together's Bergen County affiliate will team up to transform Maurice's uninhabitable house back into a home. Grip-Rite's contribution of resources, tools and materials will help complete repairs such as gutting and rebuilding the entire first floor, all new electrical, plumbing and floors. Volunteers will also paint the interior and exterior as well as landscape.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Media Availability and Ribbon Cutting at 1:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm – Workday at Site
WHERE: 70 Grand Street, Little Ferry, NJ
WHO: Bob Williams, Project Manager, Rebuilding Together Bergen County
Eric Royse, PrimeSource Representative (distributors of Grip-Rite products)
Jocelyn Gilman, Community Chapter Executive, American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey
About Rebuilding Together:
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 187 local affiliates complete more than 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us - visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.
About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.:
With 42 distribution centers throughout the US and Canada and more than 1,100 employees, PrimeSource is an international distributor of building materials serving residential, commercial, and industrial new-construction and remodeling markets as a value-added link in the distribution chain. Core products distributed under the Grip-Rite® and Pro-Twist® brands include: Nails, screws, and collated fasteners; tools, compressors and accessories; residential and commercial roofing products; diamond blades and accessories, gypsum accessories, weather protection and covers, adhesives and caulks, contractor bags and poly sheeting, building accessories; rebar and concrete accessories; and fencing and wire. For more information please visit www.primesourcebp.com or call (800) 676-7777.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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