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Volunteers from Evanston’s two Rotary Clubs made much needed repairs to two Evanston homes last weekend, as part of an annual event called “Rebuilding Together.”

The Rotarians were also assisted by members of Evanston Township High School’s Interact Club, which is sponsored by Rotary.

About 30 volunteers performed a variety of repairs to walls, plumbing, and ceilings, as well as painting, decluttering, and cleaning.

The Evanston effort was part of “Rebuilding Together North Suburban Chicago,” in which dozens of area homes are repaired by volunteers. Supported by local businesses and community groups, hundreds of volunteers were involved throughout the area.

Rebuilding Together is a nationwide enterprise, bringing together thousands of community volunteers to provide free home repairs and modifications for low-income Americans with a focus on the elderly, the disabled, military veterans, and families in need.

By rehabilitating and improving homes at no cost to homeowners, the volunteers make it possible for recipients to remain in safe and healthy homes, keep their independence and dignity, and preserve their home equity.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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