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Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley and Lowe’s fixed up homes for two veterans in San Jose and one in Morgan Hill

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – September 20: Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley volunteers and Lowe’s employees work on the house of John Migeulgorry, 79, a Vietnam War veteran, on Sept. 20, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley and Lowe’s fixed up homes for two veterans in San Jose and one in Morgan Hill

—By Dylan Bouscher and Dai Sugano | | Bay Area News Group

September 20, 2022

SAN JOSE — John Migeulgorry was not expecting a fresh coat of paint and a new air conditioner and water heater when Lowes and Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley partnered to renovate the Vietnam War veteran’s San Jose home on Tuesday.

“It’s unbelievable — and they’re all so nice. They’re very, very thoughtful and kind,” Migeulgorry said of the dozens of volunteers who helped, adding that he initially joked with the project organizers that it would take that many folks to complete the work his house needed before they assured him that’s exactly how many people would show up.

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Members of the Vietnamese National Association of Real Estate Professionals volunteered on Black April to fix up a home in East San Jose. Photo by Tran Nguyen.

Members of the Vietnamese National Association of Real Estate Professionals volunteered on Black April to fix up a home in East San Jose. Photo by Tran Nguyen.

San Jose remembers fall of Saigon through stories, volunteering

—News Provided By PRxDigital
May 1, 2022

Not all Vietnamese residents spent Saturday looking back at history. In East San Jose, some decided to roll up their sleeves to help others.

A group of 30 volunteers with the Vietnamese National Association of Real Estate Professionals (VNARP) partnered with nonprofit Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley to help fix up the home of a low-income Vietnamese family. VNARP has done similar projects in the past.

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Edward Garcia

100-year-old WWII Veteran Edward Garcia

Sandis Civil Engineers Help 100-year-old Veteran Rebuild

—News Provided By PRxDigital
April 26, 2022

April is National Rebuilding Month and local civil engineering firm Sandis is taking the opportunity to give back to San Jose resident Edward Garcia, a 100-year-old World War II veteran.

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ALTA Good Deeds Foundation Awards $130K in Grants

—WASHINGTON, March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) Good Deeds Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by ALTA, the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, today announced the recipients of $130,000 in grants. The Foundation announced the recipients of the 2022 spring grants during the ALTA SPRINGBOARD event in Tampa, Fla.

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