AmeriCorps Members Help Pittsburgh-Area Homeowners in Need for MLK Day of Service

Our AmeriCorps members, Jessie, Alina and Kyle, traveled to Pittsburgh last month for a week of service in honor of the Martin Luther King Day of Service.  They joined more than 60 other Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps members from 25 states and 15 AmeriCorps program alumni.  Together, they provided critical repairs for eight veteran and senior citizen homeowners in need living in the Hazelwood neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

This event was hosted by Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, which has invested more than $9 million of free repairs in 2,060 Allegheny County homes since 1993.

“Hazelwood has struggled for decades since the collapse of the steel industry that lined its waterfront,” said Steve Hellner-Burris, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh.  “With new development projects now finally taking shape, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh is proud to partner with Hazelwood community leaders to stabilize the housing conditions for the long-time residents so that they can stay safely in their homes and realize the benefits of an improving neighborhood economy.”

Thanks to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh for hosting this meaningful event and to everyone who came together for this incredible week of service!