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Wendel Rosen Completes 12th Project With Rebuilding Together Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif., May 20, 2016 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP continues its long tradition of service with Rebuilding Together Oakland (RTO), recently completing a two-weekend improvement project for a boarding home for disabled adults in the city of Oakland. With a history of leadership in the organization, Partners Les Hausrath and Matt Graham currently serve on the Board of Directors.

For more than 20 years, RTO has brought volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of the growing population of low-income homeowners in need, as well as community facilities in Oakland. Every year, in April, RTO participates in National Rebuilding Day, seeing more than 2,000 volunteers complete more than 40 critical home repair and community improvement projects.

Wendel Rosen’s specific project brought together attorneys, staff and firm clients for two full Saturdays of improvement work on a boarding home for disabled adults in Oakland. The Wendel Rosen team worked together with Bell Investment Advisors to clean and paint the interior and exterior of the building, replace dry-rotted flooring, rebuild and reroof the backyard patio, replace the front door and add new security hardware, install new baseboards throughout the facility, install a new gas range and perform other repairs as requested. Also, at the special request of the facility director, the team built two planter boxes for residents to grow fresh vegetables for their meals.

“Here at Wendel Rosen, we all thoroughly enjoy our work with Rebuilding Together Oakland.  Community service is deeply rooted in the history of our firm, and it’s something we promote and participate in as an organization,” said Graham, a construction partner and team leader of the RTO building project. “These weekends give us a new perspective on the legal work we do for our construction clients. The project coordination and physical labor aren’t easy, but we get to work together and contribute to something that makes a difference.”

About Rebuilding Together Oakland

Rebuilding Together Oakland is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. The organization’s focus is to provide critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. RTO’s impact has been felt in Oakland for more than 20 years, and its corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizen-volunteers have repaired more than 1,100 homes and 115 community facilities and spaces. Visit: www.RTOakland.org.

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