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Helping Rebuilding Together Alexandria

Alexandria resident John Patterson and Rebuilding Together Alexandria executive director Katherine Dixon.

Alexandria resident John Patterson and Rebuilding Together Alexandria executive director Katherine Dixon.

— Twenty-one volunteers from Safeway spent Thursday, April 12 constructing an outside porch and wheel chair ramp for John Patterson, a double amputee veteran of the Vietnam War. The volunteers also repaired broken faucets, painted, repaired a fence and pergola and planted a summer garden. Katherine Dixon, executive director of Rebuilding Together Alexandria said, “In addition to the $20,000 donation from Safeway, we leveraged a significant amount of volunteer help, discounted materials, and professional labor.”

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Volunteers from Safeway cut, fit and nail in place planking for the new deck and wheel chair ramp at John Patterson’s home in Alexandria.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that preserves affordable housing and revitalizes communities. Safeway collaborated with Rebuilding Together as part of Safeway’s annual Support for People with Disabilities Campaign, a fundraiser and awareness campaign that supports organizations that provide services and outreach to people with disabilities.