[Editor's note: The following was submitted by Rebuilding Together--Peninsula.]
Redwood City homeowner,
Willie Lopez’s, house will receive much needed repairs on Wednesday, thanks to Rebuilding
Together’s ‘Healthy Housing Challenge’.
Eighty-two year old Willie Lopez has been a Redwood City homeowner for 44 years. After a successful career as a journalist working in his native Guatemela, Chicago, the Central Valley and in the San Francisco Bay Area, he is now retired living in his home where he cherishes family mementos including family portraits that are over 100 years old, pictures of himself with famous celebrities, and even a letter from President Reagan’s White House (Willie actually met with President Reagan in the oval office).
Unfortunately Willie's home has fallen into grave disrepair and his safety is a daily concern.
Staff from Rebuilding Together—Peninsula and a team of 40 volunteers from Wells Fargo will formally kick off the “Healthy Housing Challenge” by completing repairs to make Willie’s home dramatically healthier and safer, so he can continue to organize his life’s work and even finish the novel he is working on.
The "Healthy Housing Challenge" will take place Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 9:00 a.m.-noon at Willie's house, 2121 Jefferson Ave. in Redwood City.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together Peninsula is one of nine local organizations across the country that are leading the Healthy Housing Challenge. The Challenge provides tools, training, and additional funds to help Rebuilding Together affiliates make repairs at no charge to correct health and safety hazards in the homes of low-income families, seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Wells Fargo helped launch the Challenge with a commitment of $850,000 to build the capacity of 40 Rebuilding Together affiliates in communities across the country over the next three years.
Homeowners can apply for free repairs by visiting www.rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org or calling 650.366.6597.