CHICOPEE, Mass. - The Elms College field hockey team recently joined Rebuilding Together-Springfield for its first community service project of the 2012 season.
Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading nonprofit with 200 affiliates working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. The organization performs free critical repairs, modifications and rehabilitation to the homes and nonprofit facilities that consist of families with children, the disabled, military veterans and the elderly.
Each year, 250,000 volunteers in towns and cities all over America tackle the shaky railings, peeling paint and rotting steps that plague low income homeowners who don't have the means to fix these problems. Using materials, supplies and equipment donated by national corporate sponsors and local civic-minded businesses, volunteers transform entire neighborhoods.
The Blazers' field hockey team got their hands dirty doing yard work, repairs, and painting for an 81-year old widower whose health problems have prevented her from maintaining her property.
Click here for more information about Rebuilding Together's Springfield chapter.