"I feel so grateful; I don't know what I've done to deserve this (work at my house)."
Twice a year, companies and individuals across Silicon Valley volunteer to give needy homeowners and non-profit organizations safer, warmer surroundings. For several years, CEI has sponsored a home and assembled a team to benefit vulnerable community members.
In 2016, CEI took on its largest project to date and renovated the home of a retired couple in their 80's. The homeowners that CEI worked with had a crumbling driveway and dangerous sidewalk that prevented them from entering and exiting their property safely. In addition, the front door wasn't sturdy enough for exterior use, the house needed paint, and the kitchen was covered in cracks following a botched foundation repair effort. In April 2016, 13 dedicated CEI laborers poured a new driveway and walkway alongside several other office employees who repaired lighting, patched ceilings and painted the interior and exterior of the client's home. Generous industry partners Joseph J. Albanese and Granite Rock donated materials for the extensive concrete driveway project. To learn more about Rebuilding Together, visit http://rebuildingtogethersv.org/.