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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania employees rehabilitate Knoxville home with Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania employee volunteers partnered with non-profit organization, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, to rehabilitate a home in the City of Washington recently. Approximately a dozen Columbia Gas employees volunteered to complete necessary home improvements including the removal of wallpaper, patching and painting, installing glass block windows, removing carpet and installing new floor, installing important safety measures like anti-slip treads on stairs, handrails, CO/smoke detectors, pressure washing and landscaping needs.

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania donated $5,000 to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, providing not only power through volunteering, but also the funds required to repair the City of Pittsburgh home.

“Much like Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, Columbia Gas is committed to keeping customers safe and comfortable in their own homes,” said Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania President Mike Huwar. “Even simple modifications to a home can greatly improve safety. We admire the work of Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh and their aim to improve the lives and living conditions of low-income homeowners. ”

“Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications, and energy-efficient upgrades,” said Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh Director of Development Jennifer Salmas. “It is thanks to volunteers, like the employees at Columbia Gas, who allow us to revitalize communities and transform lives.”

For more information regarding Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, visit https://www.rtpittsburgh.org.

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