LIBOR Partners with Rebuilding Together LI to Help a Veteran in Need

On August 21, 2018 the Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (LIBOR) partnered with Rebuilding Together Long Island (RTLI) to serve a disabled veteran in Franklin Square, as part of LIBOR’s “We’re More than REALTORS®” program.

LIBOR members volunteered their time and efforts to help RTLI build a wheelchair accessible handicap ramp and landscape the front and back yard on the home of Frank, an 87-year old Korean War Veteran. The installation of the ramp will allow Frank to come and go from his home with ease, and the freshly landscaped yard created a more welcoming space for the family to enjoy.

In addition to contributing time, earlier this year LIBOR made a $3,000 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 fourteen-year partnership with Rebuilding Together Long Island, and to work alongside them as they make homes safer, healthier and more accessible for veteran (and economically disadvantaged) homeowners and their families.

"Rebuilding Together looks forward eagerly to our annual project with LIBOR.  After fourteen years, each meeting seems like a reunion of old friends.  Whether it's the carpentry of ramp building, the skill of gardening; or the warm interactions with the homeowner, we are a great team.  ON TO  2019!  " said Joe Botkin, Senior Vice President and Founder of RTLI.

This sponsorship 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
Communications Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358

Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 30,000-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.