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For Immediate Release:
April 27, 2017
Media Contact:
Rahel Weldeyesus

773-724-0993

Ashley Snow

360-393-7804

Commissioner Cava in partnership with Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade to provide critical home repairs in Leisure City for National Rebuilding Day


MIAMI - Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava in partnership with Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, is sponsoring National Rebuilding Day in South Dade. This year, Commissioner Caava has partnered with Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade to make critical repairs to 17 homes in Leisure City on Saturday, April 29. Services include free bathroom modifications for the disabled, safety renovations, energy efficient upgrades, roofing, plumbing and electrical repairs as well as painting and landscaping.

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade is a nonprofit organization that brings volunteers and communities together to preserve home-ownership throughout Miami-Dade. Commissioner Cava awarded more than $220,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade to invest in much needed home repair services to qualifying residents of Leisure City. In addition to the 17 home repairs, Commissioner Cava has also partnered with various county departments to ensure safe access to public spaces and right of ways. The County is currently in the process of fixing sidewalks, filling potholes, removing unsafe structures, remediating overgrown lots, and cleaning up trash and litter. The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is also making improvements to Live Like Bella Park and Leisure Park.

Who:
Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava
Donna Fales, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade
Bob Miller, Chair of Board of Directors, Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade
Miami-County Regulatory and Economic Resources Department
Miami-Dade County Solid Waste Management Department
Miami-Dade County Transportation and Public Works Department
Miami-Dade Parks Recreation and Open Spaces
What:
At 8 am, County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava will give a send-off speech to 300 volunteers. When the speech concludes, volunteers will disperse to several projects within a 20 block radius of Live Like Bella Park. Projects include: home repairs, tree planting, park clean up, and other neighborhood beautification activities. A map with project addresses will be available and media coverage at volunteer sites is welcomed.
When:
April 29, 2017, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Where:
Live Like Bella Park - Meet at Staging Area
29305 Illinios Road, Miami, FL 33033