Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is a charity event that is held each year in hopes of giving the Chicago community safe and healthy homes. With tens of thousands of volunteers, the organization has provided assistance to 1,600 homes and 250 community facilities since 1998. Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago believes in a safe and healthy home for everyone, and is dedicated to improving the homes and communities of residents in need so that they may continue to live in warmth, safety and independence. Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a national organization dedicated to providing critical home repairs, modifications and improvements. Collectively, Rebuilding Together affiliates has completed work on more than 100,000 homes and engaged 3.4 million volunteers to deliver $1.3 billion in market value since its founding in 1988.
Phil Ross (Shamrock Electric), Kevin Shaughnessy (Bonus Electric), Samantha Lovato (Shamrock Electric), Bob Prim (Shamrock Electric), Robert Benline (Low Voltage Solutions)
One of our own, Robert Benline, had the pleasure of volunteering along side Shamrock Electric and Bonus Electric on this year’s event. This year, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago had over 200 IBEW Local 134 volunteers. They were able to work on over 50 homes between the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago and Bellwood, a western suburb. This charitable event is one of many that Local 134 participates in throughout the year. Throughout the day, safety is the main concern on each volunteer’s mind. Many of the homes involved needed GFCI receptacles installed in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. They were also able to remove old wiring when needed.
“It’s a great feeling when a homeowner smiles and tells you what a great job you did. That a light fixture, ceiling fan or switch that hasn’t worked in 10 or 15 years is now working and they are ecstatic!” – Robert Benline
Low Voltage Solutions is proud to have one of our team members involved with such an amazing cause. We’d like to thank Rob, Shamrock Electric, Bonus Electric, and many of our signatory contractors who donated materials! A big thank you to Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago for all the incredible work they have done in the last 20 years for our community. It is such an amazing way to give back to the community and use your trades to help others in need.
If you are interested in getting involved with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, head on over to their website for more information!