Swinerton In the News
Swinerton Builders Foundation: January 22, 2013
Donations Help Fix Winter Problems for Older Homeowners in Need
As winter temperatures return to the Metro Area, an organization committed to making homes safe and healthy for older low income homeowners is grateful to have received some much needed help for the cause.
As winter temperatures return to the Metro Area, an organization committed to making homes safe and healthy for older low income homeowners is grateful to have received some much needed help for the cause. Rebuilding Together Metro Denver received $15,000 from Swinterton Builders Foundation this month to help cover the costs of repairing or replacing faulty furnaces and water heaters.
Kathryn Arbour, President of RTMD, said part of that money was quickly put to use helping an 86-year-old widow who has lived in her Denver home for 60 years. Doris Lucas contacted RTMD when her water heater stopped working and they were able to make the repair right away.
“We also found out about a 90-year-old gentleman named Thomas Bradford who had been living in his Aurora home without hot water since August,” said Arbour. “When we told him we could help he was brought to tears. It is such a privilege to be of service to homeowners who are veterans, older adults and people with disabilities living on minimal incomes.”
Swinerton Builders superintendent Brendan Summers said, “We’ve been a proud sponsor of Rebuilding Together Metro Denver for about seven years now, so our Colorado division chose RTMD as the primary beneficiary of a recent corporate fund drive because we feel it’s important to support a local organization which we have a great relationship with.”
RTMD repairs and replaces faulty water heaters for low income homeowners.
Swinerton provides commercial construction and construction management services nationwide and is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.
Thanks to recent generous donations like the one from Swinerton, as well as grants from the Rose Community Foundation, the Anschutz Foundation, the Humphreys Foundation and numerous individuals who contributed on Colorado Gives Day, RTMD will be able to help keep the heat working in many homes this winter.
To to learn more about the ways Rebuilding Together Metro Denver is working to support families and strengthen communities and how you can help, visit rebuildingdenver.org.
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