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.

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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!

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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.

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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!