By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – More than 100 volunteers assisted homeowners in one Philadelphia neighborhood with house repairs, completing the extensive work in just four days.
Rebuilding Together Philadelphia provided the critical repairs for 14 Mantua homeowners. Drexel University were among the dozens of volunteers that helped out.
Resident Ruby Beckett from the 700 block of North 39th Street calls the workers “her angels” and says she is extremely grateful:
“The first thing, brand new roof and if you go out front you’ll see two front bedroom windows, brand new front windows. They replaced an electrical box that’s been down there for 30 years. They did all the electrical work and re-wiring. They give you smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors too.”
She even got a stove and the first thing she says she’ll make is chicken and dumplings for her family.
Rebuilding Together Philadelphia focused on preserving affordable home ownership and revitalizing neighborhoods using volunteer resources.