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LIBOR Joins Forces with Rebuilding Together LI to Restore Homes for those in Need


The Long Island Board of REALTORS® Inc. (LIBOR) rolled up their sleeves to work alongside Rebuilding Together Long Island (RTLI) on a volunteer project that took place at a private residence in Seaford on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Our members volunteered their time to help RTLI build a wheelchair accessible handicap ramp and other home repairs. The installation of the ramp will allow the homeowner, a World War II Marine Veteran and his wife of 64 years, to receive the medical attention that they need; enabling them to come and go from her home with ease.
 
In addition to contributing time, earlier this year LIBOR made a $2,500 donation to the organization, so they can fulfill their mission of helping to rebuild the homes and lives of people in need.   Rebuilding Together Long Island is dedicated to restoring the homes of economically disadvantaged homeowners who are elderly, disabled, and/or single-parent families, so they may continue to live in comfort with dignity and independence. Their committed staff of 300 volunteers is the backbone of the organization.  They provide a wide range of services which include plumbing and electrical repairs, yard work, tree trimming, gutter cleaning, carpentry, roof repair, trash removal, non cosmetic painting, lock work, smoke detector installation and the construction of wheel chair ramps.  All of the services of Rebuilding Long Island Together are provided at no cost to the homeowner. 

“The Long Island Board of REALTORS is proud to continue our over nine year partnership with Rebuilding Together Long Island, an exceptional organization truly helping those in need throughout our community. The work of Rebuilding Together Long Island allows disadvantaged homeowners to remain in their own homes in a safe and healthy environment and we are honored to be able to assist in these efforts.” said Bettie Meinel, 2014 LIBOR President.

This donation was made through the Long Island Board of REALTORS® “We’re More Than REALTORS®” initiative. Created by the LIBOR Public Relations Committee in 2006, the “We’re More Than REALTORS®” campaign supports numerous programs and charitable organizations within our communities.

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco Romano
Public Relations and Communication Programs Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358
pr@lirealtor.com

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 27,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.