As part of our community service initiative, WMFHA Gives Back, Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA) organized our sixth annual Volunteer Impact Day, partnering with Rebuilding Together Seattle. Rebuilding Together Seattle brings volunteers and communities together to help low-income homeowners live in warmth, safety, and independence.
To continue to give back to local communities and provide a way for the association’s members to be a part of a volunteer day, WMFHA chose a 1925 house occupied by an active member of the community who has lived in her home for 30 years.
“This volunteer day was extremely rewarding and heartwarming for our member participants. To be able to help this homeowner out with needed repairs so that she can continue to live in her home for many more years was a joy for all who attended,” stated Jim Wiard, WMFHA’s CEO.
"If this organization wasn't here today, I would have been forced to sell my home, go into a senior center, and live out my life. I'm humbled and overwhelmed by a group of people who gave me Christmas in August." said Michele, the homeowner.
WMFHA’s member companies donated materials, equipment, and labor to make extensive repairs and replacements in the home. New appliances installed included a washer/dryer and an oven. Gutters were cleaned, overgrown bushes were trimmed, a back deck railing was replaced, the kitchen was repainted, ceiling fans and light fixtures were upgraded, and safety items like grab bars, smoke detectors, and handrails were installed along with other needed repairs.
WMFHA would like to thank these members for their participation in this gratifying event: HD Supply, Fischer Plumbing, Mono Rooftop Solutions, Ferguson Facilities Supply, Clean Exteriors, and Apartment Advantage Staffing, as well as volunteer teams from Avenue5 Residential, Greystar, Indigo Real Estate, Thrive Communities, and Weidner Apartment Homes.
Rebuilding Together Seattle serves low income homeowners who are elderly, living with a disability, families with children, or veterans in need.