The H&H Company's owners, Mary and Brian Heffernan, have worked with Rebuilding Together Peninsula for many years- from volunteering at charity events to cleaning out yards.
Inspired by the nonprofit's commitment to repairing the homes of our neighbors, H&H sponsored a local rebuilding project on this year's National Rebuilding Day, April 26th. Our volunteer team of chefs, accountants, artists, botanists and many others met early on a Saturday morning to the home of 71 year old Vivian and her three grandchildren. Vivian has lived in her home since 1964.
Our skilled construction team, led by Cody Brock, started a few days earlier to make a game plan and begin a few larger projects like installing flooring and replacing cabinetry. So when our volunteer crew arrived, we were able to jump right into the home's revitalization, inside and out!
Thanks to the green thumb of Marisa from The Botanist, we tore out overgrown weeds, replanted low water plants like succulents and built a vegetable gardens in the back yard. Whenever possible, we used reclaimed supplies like found bricks for stepping stones and extra wood from Forest on First for the raised beds and a hand-built picnic table.
Breaking into teams, some worked on the outside of the home- repainting and replacing the gutter, while others took on the in on the interior- deep cleaning, repairing broken fixtures and repainting bedroom interiors. Vivian's grandchildren, ages 10 and 12, were a great help: cleaning, spackling and painting along with the rest of the team.
It was busy day, but one filled with laughter and a community brought together by hard work. We are so inspired by the volunteers all around the US who helped out on National Rebuilding Day. Thank you for rebuilding with us!