St. Aug's CDC Rebuilds Local Home

March 27, 2012
John Snipes, a resident in the University Park Community was a victim of the tornado that ravaged a large part of southeastern Raleigh when it hit land in April of 2011. The damage Snipes' home sustained, led him to reach out to the Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation (CDC) for help.

The CDC partners with many organizations throughout the area to provide an array of services to the surrounding community. The CDC commissioned "Rebuilding Together of the Triangle," to help reconstruct Snipes' home.

"Rebuilding Together" is the nation's largest nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods. There are nearly 200 affiliates nationwide.

"Rebuilding Together" of the Triangle provides critical home repairs and modifications at no charge to the homes of low-income homeowners residing in Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake County in North Carolina. "Rebuilding Together" helps to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities by providing these services to make homes safe, warm and dry.

"Thanks to the CDC and its resources," stated Snipes. "I now have assistance to repair and improve my home."

Pictured: The house after the volunteers completed their cleanup project.