Getting Things Done for America in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.!

January 2013         Monthly News              Issue #64

In commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, members of Rebuilding Together’s CapacityCorps program dedicated a week of service to providing critical home repairs to low-income homeowners in Oklahoma City. The team of 65 AmeriCorps members, including RTB’s own Eric Park and Nyoka Pierce, worked with nine homeowners in need and completed a wide range of home repairs.

One team addressed a large area of rotting siding for a senior homeowner who had been unable to address the repair on her own. The homeowner had lived in and owned the home for 53 years and raised all of her children there. Over the course of the work week, the team installed fiberglass insulation, plywood, Tyvek house wrap, and siding. They put the finishing touches on the exterior of the house by by caulking and painting. In addition, the team replaced sections of drywall in the interior, replaced two windows, and painted throughout the home.

All of the CapacityCorps members challenged themselves to complete a tremendous amount of home repairs while learning a great deal along the way. Every member of the CapacityCorps class was thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in the incredible week of service with such a deeply meaningful organization. A huge thanks to Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City, the National Staff at Rebuilding Together, and all the people who spent countless hours ensuring that the work week would be productive, inspiring, and unforgettable.