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Rebuilding Together Duneland wins grant from Porter County Community Foundation

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Rebuilding Together Duneland was awarded a 2019 Community Fund Grant from the Porter County Community Foundation ahead of the 2019 Rebuilding Day.

The funds were used to support the important work that teams of Rebuilding Together volunteers complete every year, including various home and community improvement projects for financially-burdened individuals and families.

This year in particular, Rebuilding Together Duneland saw an increase in applications from people in need of services. Multiple families received help including the Lenburgs, a family of four with a son with special needs.

The volunteers were able to add a stair railing, fix the garage steps, clean up the landscaping and rebuild the back deck at the Lenburg home.

“We were so honored to have the Lenburg’s home as one of our site projects this year,” said Rebuilding Together Duneland volunteer Jim Thorstad.

“Even with the rain and snow, our crew worked extremely hard to help finish the tasks at hand,” he said.

“It’s more than just a railing or fixing steps, its peace of mind for these parents knowing that their house is as safe as it can be for their son. It’s more than just landscaping and a deck, it’s about spending more time together as a family and less time worrying about the yard work that needs to be done. That is what really matters.”


Posted 7/12/2019




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