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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 17, 2008

Volunteers to pitch in on home improvements

Bellevue residents who have difficulty maintaining their homes will get a helping hand when volunteers come knocking on Aug. 16. People are invited to submit requests for the volunteer help starting this week.

More than 400 skilled people, coordinated through the nonprofit Jubilee Services, will make fixes to up to 40 homes around the city as part of Jubilee 2008, also known as "A Day of Caring and Sharing." Several elementary schools will get fixes as well.

The service event and the organization behind it are outgrowths of an annual event performed by a coalition of Eastside churches since 2005. The Bellevue Neighborhood Outreach Program, local homeowners and businesses are partners in the event.

"The churches in Bellevue, and particularly Bellevue First Presbyterian Church, deserve a tremendous amount of credit for their demonstrated commitment to serving the community through this event," said Charlie Bush, Assistant to the City Manager. "We are pleased and excited to be a partner in it."

Homeowners submit requests to Jubilee Services for needed home repairs or yard maintenance, including painting, fence repair, light carpentry work, deck replacement and yard and carport clean-up. If you are interested, call Gary King at 425-454-3084 ext. 3206 for an application.

A committee representing Jubilee Services will select projects based on need.

The City of Bellevue is working to expand and enhance volunteer opportunities throughout the city. Residents are encouraged to become involved. Send an e-mail to the city's volunteer program coordinator or visit the city's volunteer web page.

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City Manager's Office
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Charlie Bush, Assistant to the City Manager
Phone: 425-452-6837
E-mail: cbush@bellevuewa.gov

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