DPR and Communities: Rebuilding Together
DPR has built some of the most technologically advanced facilities in the country for the largest companies in the world. Sometimes, however, it is the smallest, simplest projects that have the biggest impact.
Over the past 12 years, DPR employees have volunteered their talents for Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization committed to the revitalization of low-income communities. On April 28th, the organization sponsored National Rebuilding Day. On that day, tens of thousands of volunteers across the country, including more than 150 DPR employees and their families, helped restore schools, community centers and homes. Individuals from DPR’s offices in Fairfax, VA, Newport Beach, Redwood City, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose volunteered their time for the day, or in some cases, several weeks, on various “high-impact” projects from single-family homes to a Boys & Girls Club facility.
One parent of the Coastside Parent’s Nursery School in Half Moon Bay, CA said, “We are just so thrilled that a huge company like DPR would truly care about our little preschool.” The school, which serves underprivileged children, faced governmental closure due to disrepair. DPR’s Bay Area team coordinated the total replacement of the flooring, electric range and bathroom facilities, as well as painted and landscaped.
In McLean, VA, and Sacramento, CA, DPR teams helped refurbish homes for two families, and in Southern California, DPR led a major makeover of a 35-year-old youth center for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fullerton-Richman Branch. With a total of 157 volunteers from the Boy & Girls Club community, Fullerton Rotary, DPR and subcontractors, the group revamped the center, inside and out, including new wiring, updates to the kitchen, heating and air conditioning, new paint, tile, carpet and landscaping.
“DPR is very thankful to its subcontractors, who volunteered their time and resources,” said Michael Curreri of DPR in Virginia. “As house captain for the past five Rebuilding Together projects, it has been both a commitment and an enjoyable experience to represent DPR, while working towards one of our company goals to be integral and indispensable to the communities we operate within.”
Posted on June 8, 2011
Last Updated August 23, 2022