Charles Faison is a 74 year-old United States Army veteran who has lived in his home for 50 years. A Baltimore native, Mr. Faison moved to Turner Station when he was 10. Many of his peers in Turner Station joined the military after high school, so he also decided to enlist in the army at the age of 19. He worked in ordinance repairing military equipment and as a cook, and in 1963 he was transferred from active duty to reserve. Because of his love for the military, he served in the reserves for 30 years and was ranked as sergeant first class at the time of his discharge. After leaving active duty, Mr. Faison found a job at General Motors where he worked for 40 years until he became sick.
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Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) has named three finalists in the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®: Neighborhood Renovation Program, a small business renovation contest which ran from April 15- May 15. The three small business finalists will each receive up to $10,000 in renovations to their business’ interior and/or exterior done in partnership with architectural firm Gensler, along with workshops and training from the Greater Baltimore Urban League Entrepreneurship Center Program. Rebuilding Together Baltimore will oversee the implementation of the renovations. The three finalists were selected by a panel of judges from Wells Fargo, National Urban League, Rebuilding Together Baltimore and Gensler.
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Many children would ask for a toy, the latest video game, or even a bike for their birthday. What two young children did for their birthdays this year was very unique and generous. Brothers Connor (8) and Gavin (6) Hartman both have birthdays during the month of August. They wanted to forego receiving birthday presents and raise money for a local charity. They chose to raise funds for Rebuilding Together Baltimore as one of their charities. Because of their fundraising efforts, these two young men raised over $200 for RTB.
Rebuilding Together Baltimore would like to thank Connor and Gavin for their generosity and fundraising efforts. They both have set a great example for young people everywhere. If you are inspired by their kind acts and would like to learn more about how to raise funds for RTB for through any special occasion. Contact Bonnie Bessor at 410-889-2710 or email@example.comRead more
This past Saturday, November 22nd, RTB partnered with Microsoft to work on Ms. H’s home in the Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood of Baltimore City.
Ms. H is 73 years old. She has lived on the east side of Baltimore City her whole life and moved to the Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood 17 years ago in 1997. She has owned her current residence for 14 years. Before she bought her house, she lived next to her sister. Ms. H’s 41 year old son currently lives with her and her sister still lives down the street. She has a daughter and 2 brothers as well. Ms. H loves living in Woodbourne-McCabe because it is a quiet and friendly neighborhood. She loves the fact that her neighborhood had a lot of children when she first moved there and now a lot of seniors live in the area since many families have raised their children there and stayed even after their children have moved out. Before Ms. H retired she was a security guard at the Housing Authority for Baltimore City for 25 years. Now that she is retired she loves to read and do puzzles
Seventeen awesome volunteers came out from Microsoft for the project They accomplished so much including installing flooring, energy efficiency improvements, installing handrails in stairways, weatherizing doorways, installing a new toilet, adding grab bars in the shower as well as a shower seat, and other major and minor household repairs and maintenance.
Thank you to everyone from Microsoft for making this day possible and to all the other volunteers that came out that day. We love our volunteers and Ms. H is very happy with the repairs done to her home.
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