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Greater Dayton RTA proudly prepares for Rebuilding Together Dayton annual event

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Jessica Olson (937) 425-8352, Communications Manager

(DAYTON, OHIO) … Employees of the Greater Dayton RTA will volunteer their time to celebrate National Rebuilding Month and the nonprofit Rebuilding Together Dayton, which helps homeowners rehabilitate their homes.

For the sixth year, the RTA will participate in Rebuilding Together Dayton’s “Rebuilding Day” program, by assisting a homeowner on Smith Street in Dayton’s Carillon Neighborhood on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Rebuilding Together Dayton’s mission is “building community partnerships and providing home rehabilitation for low-income Dayton area homeowners, particularly the elderly, so they may live in warmth, safety and independence.”

“By supporting an organization like Rebuilding Together Dayton and its mission, we are finding additional ways to support the very community whose transportation needs we serve daily,” said Nathan Owens, business development specialist and RTA’s representative on the board of Rebuilding Together Dayton.

For its annual Rebuilding Day volunteering, the RTA will “sponsor” a home and work on safety and functionality repairs the homeowner has requested. This includes: installation of handrails near steps, installation of a chain link fence in the front yard, painting and repairing kitchen cabinets and more. The RTA is encouraging employees and their families to volunteer their time to assist with the repairs.

In 2017, Rebuilding Together Dayton performed 637 repairs for 223 residents in more than 150 homes across Montgomery County. On average, the homeowners served by the nonprofit are 74 years old and live on $17,362 annually.

Along with volunteering every year, the RTA donates space in a Downtown Dayton building for Rebuilding Together Dayton’s staff offices.

"Having RTA as a partner allows us to leverage our resources to help even more homeowners in need,” Rebuilding Together Dayton President and CEO Amy Radachi said. “By providing us donated office space, this tells the community that their donations go even further to making a difference. At Rebuilding Together Dayton, every dollar donated generates another $4 of in-kind support."

For media inquiries regarding RTA’s planned home repairs or to schedule an interview, contact Nathan Owens at (937) 425-8374 or email nowens@greaterdaytonrta.org. For more information on the organization and ways you can volunteer, visit its website at http://www.rtdayton.org