PRLog - April 1, 2014 - PORTLAND, Ore. -- PODS® will lend a helping hand to the nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together Portland on National Rebuilding Day on Saturday, April 26. Nearly 1,700 community volunteers will spread out across the city to repair and rehabilitate 55 affiliate lead rebuild projects to accommodate to low-income families, veterans, the elderly and disabled.
Each year on the last Saturday in April, Rebuilding Together Portland hosts a one-day building event designed to provide homeowners, who, due to financial hardship, age, and/or disability, cannot do the work themselves, with free, home repairs. This year, PODS® has teamed up with the charitable organization to provide logistics support of the large-scale community project.
“It has been a pleasure being involved in these projects, knowing we are associated with a very good program, which impacts people and families in our local neighborhoods,”
PODS® containers will be donated and placed at work sites throughout the greater Portland area, and will safely store homeowners’ furniture and personal belongings as Rebuilding Together Portland volunteers tackle painting, plumbing, carpentry, weatherization and other home repair projects.
“We are thrilled to be working with PODS again as they lend their generous support of Rebuilding Together Portland,” said Mike Malone, Rebuilding Together Portland event organizer. “Having on-site storage makes our job easier, helps the projects runmore efficiently and makes homeowners feel more at ease.”
Since 1990, Rebuilding Together Portland has been realizing ambitious annual goals to repair and rehabilitate both homes and nonprofit community facilities. For more information, visit http://www.rtpdx.org/
About PODS® Enterprises Inc.
PODS® is a leader in the moving and storage industry providing both residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK. Founded in 1998, PODS® pioneered the portable moving and storage industry now preferred by many customers’ increasingly active and mobile lifestyles. To date, the PODS® network has completed more than 500,000 long-distance moves, exceeded 2 million deliveries and has more than 145,000 PODS® containers in service.
About Rebuilding Together Portland
Rebuilding Together * Portland is a non-profit organization supported entirely by contributions of time, labor, materials, and money. Rebuilding Together * Portland is dedicated to repairing the homes of those who, due to financial hardship, age, and/or disability cannot do the work themselves. Skilled and unskilled volunteers along with able-bodied members of the recipients' family and friends complete repairs at no cost to the homeowner.