LIBOR Joins Forces with Rebuilding Together LI to Help a Veteran in Need

Media Contact: Christina DeFalco-Romano Email

With days notice, members of the Long Island Board of REALTORS® Inc. (LIBOR) rallied together and rolled up their sleeves to work alongside Rebuilding Together Long Island (RTLI) on an urgent volunteer project that took place at a private residence in Mineola on Monday, April 27, 2015.  

LIBOR members volunteered their time and efforts to help RTLI build a wheelchair accessible handicap ramp and landscape the front and back yard.  The installation of the ramp will allow the homeowner, a Veteran, to come home from the rehab facility that he's been in these past few months. This will also allow him to come and go from his home with ease, enabling him to get any medical attention that he may need.

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.  

“It was an honor to do work for citizens who serve for our freedom, under the We’re More Than Realtors® campaign!  It was a pleasure to see everyone working so hard with Rebuilding Together  Long Island and Realtors® getting to know each other from  different companies and areas. Thank you for letting me be involved in the Ramp Build." said Donna Wolfe, 2015 LIBOR Public Relations Chairperson. 

The Long Island Board of REALTORS® is proud to continue our over ten year partnership with Rebuilding Together Long Island, an outstanding organization that helps those in need throughout our community. 

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

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.