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One-of-a-Kind playhouses displayed at Wisconsin Place to raise funds for low-income families and veterans’ children

April 30, 2012

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County launches Rebuilding Hope: The RTMC Playhouse Project

CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The last of eight playhouses, a fire engine designed by Anthony Wilder Design Build, will be escorted onto the plaza of Wisconsin Place by a real fire engine courtesy of the Cabin John Fire Department this Tuesday, signifying the launch of Rebuilding Hope: The RTMC Playhouse Project. This project brings together the building industry to create and donate unique custom-built playhouses to Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, who will auction the playhouses off on May 31, 2012 as a fundraiser for the home repair needs of vulnerable families. One of the playhouses has been designated a community project, and the public is urged to donate to help “buy” the playhouse for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. For more information, go to our event website at www.rebuilding-hope.org.

WHAT: The final playhouse will be set in place with a fire engine escort to signify the launch of this fundraiser and to raise awareness of this important event in our community.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

  • 1:45 – 2:15pm: Last playhouse arrives, with Fire Engine escort – video and photo opportunities available. Key leaders of fundraiser available for interviews, as well as select participating builders.

WHERE: The Shops at Wisconsin Place, the corner of Western Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue at the Friendship Heights metro exit

WHO: Builders, remodelers, designers, and architects from around Montgomery County have donated all the materials and labor to create unique playhouses; TW Perry donated all transportation services; Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is the beneficiary of the event, along with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, who will receive one of the eight donated playhouses.

RSVP: Lee-Berkeley Shaw
lshaw@rebuildingtogethermc.org, 301.933.2700 or 202-262-4571 (cell)

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) repairs homes for low-income families, allowing them to remain safe and independent within their own homes. RTMC has utilized over 43,000 in our 22 year history to make needed repairs on 1,710 homes in Montgomery County. Rebuilding Together volunteers have delivered over $14.8 million in home repairs to the community. Our goal is to preserve homeownership (the most affordable housing option) in Montgomery County while striving to provide a safe and healthy home for every family. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermc.org.

Lee-Berkeley Shaw, RTMC
Director of Development
202-262-4571 (cell)

Susan Hawfield, RTMC
Executive Director

SOURCE Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, Inc.

Source: PR Newswire