Volunteers from Trinity Church in Menlo Park participate in Rebuilding Together Peninsula

by Cristina Valdes Smith on April 29, 2013

Trinity Church Rebuilding Together Peninsula

Anyone who walked by the tan and brown house on Windermere Street in the Belle Haven community of Menlo Park on Saturday, April 27 could see that something special was happening there. A team of over 50 volunteers from Trinity Church had descended upon the residence as part of National Rebuilding Day, a nationwide project that engages volunteers from all across the country to revitalize local communities.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERARebuilding Together deployed over 1,500 volunteers to work on over 70 projects throughout the Peninsula as part of National Rebuilding Day.

The owner of this Belle Haven home has resided in Menlo Park for over 60 years. Now in her eighties, she has some physical limitations that make it difficult to maintain her home on a regular basis. This is where Rebuilding Together Peninsula jumped in. After reviewing an application, the homeowner was approved for assistance.

“Team Trinity” joined the effort as part of the church’s ongoing commitment to support local organizations that make a difference in the community. The group painted, pulled up carpets, scrubbed, replaced blinds, fixed faucets, decluttered and cleaned up wherever needed.

And where was the homeowner? She could be found sitting in the back yard with a huge smile on her face.

Photos by Peggy George

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