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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 23, 2013

Volunteers offer home maintenance and repair

Residents in need of home maintenance and repair can apply for help from a team of volunteers. More than 300 people, working for Jubilee Reach, will tackle outside improvements on some 20 homes, including home repair, painting, deck replacement, yard work and carport cleanup.

"I have been sick for such a long time and haven't been able to take care of my yard or get the exterior of my home painted," said Toni Campbell who received help last year. "To see how your volunteers worked so hard to clean up my yard and paint the outside of my house brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful service you provided to a lady who really needed your help."

"A Day of Sharing and Caring," now in its sixth year, is scheduled for Aug. 24. Home selection is need-based; residents facing economic or other life challenges are encouraged to apply. Bellevue residents who own and occupy their homes can request a home improvement application by contacting Gary King, at 206-419-5238 or garyk@jubileereach.org.

The application deadline is June 10. A committee representing Jubilee Reach will review applications and select projects. Residents whose projects are selected will be notified by July 6.

The "Day of Sharing and Caring" is a partnership of the City of Bellevue and Jubilee Reach, a Bellevue-based nonprofit. In addition to projects for needy homeowners, past Jubilee efforts have included placing volunteers in schools, to assist teachers preparing for the new school year, and in Bellevue parks, to help with maintenance and restoration.

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