I was on my way back from the grocery this weekend when I passed by a group of people working on a house on 22nd Ave near the intersection with Pine. I stopped to chat and found that they were volunteers from Rebuilding Together, completing some repairs and additions to the home of a woman in her mid-80s.
The team of seven was led by Julie Matsumoto and Dora Taylor, a neighbor here in the CD, and they were in the process of pouring a new sidewalk to access a wheelchair ramp in the back yard. Earlier in the day they had removed an old storage shed and sunk posts for a new fence around the property.
It really seemed like a top-notch charity that was doing a lot of good in the neighborhood. If you’d like to get involved through volunteering or a financial donation, you can reach them at 1-866-252-5018, or www.rtwashington.org.