HSBC and Rebuilding Together New York City Join Together to Perform Rebuild

Sep 23, 2010, 12:21 ET from Rebuilding Together

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, is working with sponsor HSBC Bank USA, N.A. (HSBC), to deliver critical and energy-efficient repairs to a Housing Works facility for homeless people living with HIV/AIDS in the East Village of Manhattan.

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Rebuilding Together New York City, one of the 200 Rebuilding Together affiliates located across the country, will work with HSBC to not only to complete repairs, but also perform energy-efficient upgrades to ensure the longevity and efficiency of the facility for its clients.

Housing Works is a nonprofit organization that operates four housing facilities in New York City, providing a place to live for more than 70 men and women living with HIV/AIDS, and supporting them with comprehensive services including primary care, job training, drug treatment, and HIV prevention education.

 "Rebuilding Together New York City is truly appreciative of our continued partnership with HSBC," said Matthew Lang, executive director of Rebuilding Together New York City. "We will be able to paint the corridors of the 6-story facility, apply an energy efficient coating to the roof, and trim a bamboo garden to prepare it for winter. With the help of HSBC and their volunteers, we will create a more inviting and energy-efficient environment for Housing Works to continue their community services."

The necessary repairs will help Housing Works continue to provide shelter and services to homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  The energy efficient coating on the roof lowers utility costs for Housing Works, allowing more of their funds to be allocated in the service provision.  Energy-efficient repairs are part of Rebuilding Together's Green Housing Initiative, which focuses specifically on providing environmentally-friendly rehabilitations, while simultaneously performing outreach to educate homeowners and communities on the value of energy-efficiency.

More than 65 HSBC employees will come together at the Housing Works' East Village facility today to paint the roof and hallways and winterize the outdoor garden. The HSBC partnership with Rebuilding Together is in keeping with a global approach to community engagement, which combines financial support with opportunities for HSBC employees to volunteer in projects that make a difference in their local communities.

ABOUT REBUILDING TOGETHER NEW YORK CITY

Rebuilding Together NYC's goal is to preserve and revitalize houses and non-profit organizations for those that are unable to perform the work themselves.  We seek to ensure that these homeowners and organizations (particularly the elderly, disabled and families with children and nonprofits that support these populations) continue to live in warmth, safety and independence.  The ultimate goal is not only to help improve the homes and facilities, but also to make a sustainable impact in the community.

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ABOUT REBUILDING TOGETHER

Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America's largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to energy efficiency, veteran's housing, aging in place and Gulf Coast reconstruction. For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org. You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter @rebldgtogthr or become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/RebuildingTogether.

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