Trumbull home to be rebuilt through national philanthropic initiative
More than 20 Charter Communications volunteers will be in Trumbull, Saturday, June 18 to support the company’s national philanthropic initiative, Charter our Community, a program that seeks to improve 25,000 homes in the Charter footprint by 2020.
Through Charter our Community, Charter is partnering with local organization HomeFront - a community-based, volunteer-driven home repair program that provides free repairs to low-income homeowners, thus enabling them to remain in their homes with an improved quality of life. HomeFront currently is serving Fairfield, Litchfield, Hartford and New Haven Counties in Connecticut; and Westchester County, New York.
For this event, Charter and HomeFront will rebuild the home of Ms. Lynda Ryan, a low-income, single mom living at 70 Sherman Ave in Trumbull.
By providing critical home repairs, Charter Communications and HomeFront will help transform Ms. Ryan’s life — offering her relief, support and assistance she needs to alleviate the affects these past years’ burdens have had on her home. Ms. Ryan is full of hope, that with Charter’s help their family will remain resilient and overcome any and all obstacles they may encounter. The company is providing a financial contribution and more than 20 employee volunteers to work alongside other HomeFront volunteers to make essential repairs on Saturday, June 18.
“HomeFront is excited to partner with Charter our Community in making critical home repairs to our residents to keep them safe in their homes and neighborhoods,” said Sean O’Brien, Executive Director, HomeFront Inc.
“At Charter, we know the importance of a safe and healthy home. The Charter our Community program was created to improve the livelihoods of the residents and offer opportunities for our employees to help strengthen the communities in which we live and work,” said Greg Garabedian, Area Vice President, New England at Charter. “This is our first Charter our Community initiative in Trumbull, and our employees are excited to join the talented HomeFront team of skilled contractors and local volunteers to make a long-lasting impact in our community.”
Charter’s program has been implemented nationally, across the company’s 41-state service area. The program is anchored by an online hub that features inspirational stories of impact, homeowner resources, education and activities that will help people maintain safe and healthy homes. Since launching in late 2014, the program has helped improve more than 1,100 homes.
To learn more about Charter our Community, please visit: CharterOurCommunity.com.