Rebuilding Together with Washington County
On June 24, 2017, dozens of tradeswomen and friends arrived at a manufactured home park in Beaverton, OR for a day a service with Rebuilding Together Washington County and the Labor Community Service Agency.
All of the home repair projects were coordinated and led by women. Volunteers spent the day transforming a community with projects aimed at improving the health of each homeowner as well as their safety – from preventing fire risk, restoring weatherproofing, preventing homelessness, and brightening the lives of some of our most vulnerable neighbors.
This project was especially unique, because we offered free childcare to all the volunteers. The kids made birdhouses and hand painted stones for gardens, and they also were our most helpful paint brush cleaners! Like in the construction trades, having children shouldn’t be barrier to your success-so we wanted our volunteer project to reflect that value.
Despite the temperatures well over 100 degrees, the tradeswomen showed up in full force, bringing their invaluable skills to help our community members most in need! Thank you everyone!
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