Spring Newsletter Feature
By Executive Director, Deanne Everton
The Seven Trees Community is one of the original South San Jose neighborhoods. Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley identified the neighborhood as the perfect candidate to benefit from our newest program, Building A Healthy Neighborhood or BAHN, with the goal of working with the community to identify their unique needs, leverage our resources and connections to address these needs, and create a healthier space for all neighbors to live safely, together.
The community is vibrant and diverse but without basics like streetlights, residents felt that it’s often overlooked by outside support. The darkness provides cover for break-ins and other crime, directly impacting the quality of life for the members of the Seven Trees Community.
After many months of listening to the Seven Trees community, the RTSV team proposed one solution to the neighbors’ concerns.
What better way to brighten the neighborhood than motion sensor lights and to help prevent crime with a video doorbell?
In partnership with Lowes who provided the lights and doorbells, we got busy spreading the word. At a neighborhood clean-up event in December, RTSV staff and volunteers showed up to pick up litter and take signups for the lights and doorbells. Even in the pouring rain, neighbors lined up an hour before the event started, and no one was turned away. Installations are now in progress!
I’m proud to be Building A Healthy Neighborhood in Seven Trees, and the work is just starting!
If you’d like to get involved helping to make Seven Trees a safer place, check out our Volunteer Page to keep up with our upcoming volunteer opportunities!
At Rebuilding Together – Silicon Valley, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home, so we help provide critical home repairs to over 600 clients per year, including to those who are aging in place. We rely on generous donations—like those on Giving Tuesday—to continue our essential work and the positive impact we have in these communities.
You can help us make a difference in these communities by donating to our cause today or you can learn more information about what your donations help us accomplish by watching Ed Garcia’s story!
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