August 9, 2014

What better way to spend a 102 degree Friday than with Rebuilding Together? Seventeen volunteers from DPR Austin's downtown high-rise project donated 92 hours to make an elderly couple's flood-damaged home habitable. Scope included installing a new wheelchair ramp, exterior repairs and painting.

Austin team members take a shade break during a Rebuilding Together volunteer day,

Integral to the Austin community? Absolutely. TV crews were on hand to interview the homeowners about the ongoing flood issue -> Link to KTBC story.

DPR works with Rebuilding Together around the country. More than 2,000 volunteer hours were logged in 2013 with almost that many through just the first half of 2014. Other recent projects have included construction of wheelchair ramps for veterans in Phoenix, and home renovations for seniors in Washington, DC.

DPR's Phoenix office puts their construction muscles to work for Rebuilding Together on many projects, including wheelchair ramps for veterans.

In Washington, DC, DPR helped with major renovations to a low-income resident's home.