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Nonprofit Specializing in Home Improvement Efforts in Alexandria, DC Receives $200K Grant


ALEXANDRIA, VA-The nonprofit Rebuilding Together has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation. Rebuilding Together DC-Alexandria works on home improvements in marginalized communities throughout Alexandria and the District.

“This $200,000 sustainability grant from Wells Fargo will enable Rebuilding Together to advance housing affordability and racial equity in our underserved communities in Washington DC and Alexandria VA by providing sustainable housing upgrades,” said Katharine Dixon, President & CEO of the organization. “We are excited to get started on new programs that directly address energy efficiency in the homes of our neediest clients.”

Since 2011, Wells Fargo has assisted Rebuilding Together in continuing its mission of providing affordable, sustainable housing and communities across the region. Last year, the foundation provided $1.45 million to the effort.

“Climate-friendly housing helps the environment and contributes to better community wellbeing, yet far too many households in the D.C. area have the least access to renewable energy,” said Victor Burrola, Vice President of Philanthropy & Community Impact for Washington, D.C. at Wells Fargo. “Through our support of Rebuilding Together, this important climate resiliency initiative aligns with our ongoing efforts to help individuals and families increase energy-efficiency, save money, and reduce their carbon footprint in their homes.”

The funds will be used specifically to create quality, sustainable home environments and reduce potential negative health impacts.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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