Archive for Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Grant to help remodel SCS

September 15, 2009

Rebuilding Together Shawnee has received a “Room to Rebuild” grant from the Rodeway Inn Owners Association, one of the initial grants issued through the national partnership between Choice Hotels and Rebuilding Together.

Rebuilding Together Shawnee and Rodeway Inn of Lawrence will team up Sept. 26 to assist Shawnee Community Services, a Shawnee nonprofit organization that provides food and clothing to residents in need. Nearly 40 volunteers will come together to make repairs and upgrades to the Shawnee Community Services facility, including improving the parking lot and installing and painting new shelving.

“The work done by Rebuilding Together Shawnee will help ensure our time and resources directly benefit the people of Shawnee,” said Evelyn Van Kemseke, founder of Shawnee Community Services. “The current economic struggles have increased the demand for our services, and this project will allow our organization to continue focusing on serving the community.”

“Room to Rebuild” is a recently-established $1.5 million national grant partnership between Choice Hotels and Rebuilding Together. This fall, 20 Rebuilding Together affiliates will complete projects with funding from the grant program

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