For one senior resident of Oakland, California, her 85th birthday will be one to remember. A program called Rebuilding Together Oakland (RTO) and the Piedmont Community Service crew, aided by donations from community-committed companies, transformed Louise and her husband Dick’s old and dilapidated house into a home that will accommodate their special needs, keep the couple safe and be a joy to live in.
RTO supplied volunteer labor and donated materials — including security doors and restored windows provided by Wooden Window Inc. of Oakland — refinished floors, built a modest garden and deck, repainted the home and provided a ramp and handrails so that Dick would be able to get to his medical appointments. And best of all, they finished the job on April 28th, 2012 — just in time to give Louise a very special 85th birthday present.
At Wooden Window, we were happy to help. As Mark Christiansen, Wooden Window’s Vice President of Engineering puts it, “It is great to give back to those in need in our community. Projects like these are when I don’t mind taking work home with me. It was great to donate the materials and time to make this couple’s home safer, more comfortable as their lifestyles change, and something to be proud of again.”
Wooden Window would like to congratulate Louise and Dick, and thank the generous and committed volunteers of Rebuilding Together Oakland for their tireless efforts and their wonderful commitment to the Oakland community. Nice work all.