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2017 News Archive

Organization helping South Bay residents rebuild flood damaged homes

—ABC 7 News, October 30, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — Dozens of South Bay homes damaged by February’s torrential rain and flooding are getting patched up thanks to volunteers.

ABC7 was at Golden Wheel Mobile Home Park in San Jose where an army of helping hands hammered patched and painted.

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San Jose flood survivors, low-income homeowners get long-awaited home repairs

—San Jose Mercury News, October 28, 2017

SAN JOSE — For eight months after the Coyote Creek flood devastated their home in the Golden Wheel Mobile Home Park — forcing them to temporarily evacuate to a Milpitas hotel with their Siamese cat for nine days — Donna and Greg Poen struggled to pick up the pieces.

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Good Deed for a Navy Veteran

—San Jose Mercury News, September 30, 2017

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley volunteers descended on the San Jose home of 95-year-old Navy veteran John Bonfilio to perform needed repairs on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. RTSV teamed up with Sears’ Heroes at Home program to build new stairs, paint and take care of other home improvement needs.

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49ers give makeover to Morgan Autism Center’s new home

—San Jose Mercury News, June 21, 2017

About 150 volunteers from the 49ers staff teamed up with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley on Wednesday to provide an outdoor makeover for the Morgan Autism Center’s new home in San Jose. But for former 49ers linebacker Lee Woodall and his wife, Terri, it meant a lot more than just a good deed.

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Community shows it cares with service projects around town

—San Jose Mercury News, April 27, 2017

People looking to make a difference through community service took to parks, schools and public places around the city this past weekend to lend a helping hand.

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Letter to the Editor(PDF)

—Campbell Express, April 26, 2017

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Volunteers help San Jose couple repair mobile home damaged by storm

—ABC 7 News, April 12, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — A San Jose couple whose home was severely damaged by the Coyote Creek flooding is getting help from volunteers Wednesday who are working to help them make repairs.

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