Lending A Helping Hand - INO Cares Follow Up

INO.com Staff - Rebuilding TogetherMother of three and Jamaican immigrant, Ms. Angie, had recently run into some hard times. After being laid-off, home repairs were stacking up and money, ability and a poorly run condo association were all fighting against her. Ms. Angie reached out to Rebuilding Together and asked for a little help to fix a leaky basement, repair below par windows, correct previous repair mistakes and to give her home a little bit of love to make it a residence that she and her children could be proud of.

A few INO.com staff members met up with the Rebuilding Together crew on a sunny day in Severn, Maryland to lend a helping hand. We went to work with some staff of RBC Wealth Management and with dedicated members of Building Together of Anne Arundel County's executive board, on various repair project around Ms. Angie's home and were blessed to spend a Saturday making someone's life a little better.

Please enjoy Rebuilding Together's slideshow of the home improvements that were made that day for Ms. Angie. Learn more about Rebuilding Together from our previous blog post and how you can find a project in your community.

You can also friend our Facebook page and see a ton of photos from the day of INO.com employees getting their hands dirty!

Lending A Helping Hand - INO Cares

Rebuilding Together Sidebar 2Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? It’s a time to honor those that give their time to worthy causes and also a time to get out there and pay-it-forward! It’s easy to donate cold hard cash, but we wanted to give more than just that.

For our April INO Cares campaign, we thought it was time to get our hands dirty... really dirty! We’ve teamed up with Rebuilding Together of Anne Arundel County to sponsor the repair of a home for a low-income resident in need.

Rebuilding Together of Anne Arundel County (RTAAC) is one of 200 nationwide affiliates under Rebuilding Together, formerly known as Christmas in April. With the support of corporate sponsorships, grants and donations of individuals, churches and volunteer organizations, RTAAC has renovated over 520 homes and has put back over $10M in repair value. April 26th is RTAAC’s “Blitz Day,” where volunteers will repair multiple homes in a our area.

INO.com is proud to be a house sponsor! We will be providing a monetary donation, as well as a handful of employee volunteers to help rebuild a home! We are so excited to help this wonderful organization and a neighbor in need.

Please check back with us the first full week of May for pictures and stories from our day of volunteering! Learn more about RTAAC and Rebuilding Together.