United Way of the National Capital Area is working with local partners to address the many needs of residents in our region. "Living United in our Nation's Capital" is a forum where United Way NCA and the community can discuss this critical work and express opinions about events and important local issues.

Aug 28, 2009

Waking up the Neighborhood! /Shana

All week hundreds of volunteers, general and skilled have been busy - really busy! In the heat and the bright sun, and mosquitos, people in blue shirts and hard hats have been clammoring about to get the job done and to build a home and a community center with ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. On very little sleep, tons of coffee and even more adrenaline, our entire community has been working to raise a home for one family and to give children a new place to play. This week has flown by and within a few hours, the Tripp family gets to set foot in their new home. United Way of the National Capital Area is on-site right now with hundreds of builders and volunteers,working to put on the finishing touches. The big stuff is done, you know: the frame, the walls...the geo-thermal well that will save the family a ton on electricity costs...it is all coming together. It has only been 7 days! Join UWNCA at 11:00am tomorrow, Saturday August 29th - (actually today) to greet the Tripp family and see the product of a community's hard work. Bring a toy or canned food to help those in need too!

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