ATG Cares: Rebuilding Together


  • Kelli Ourada
  • ATG Cares
  • May 9, 2017

ATG Teams Up with Rebuilding Together to Make Home Repairs for St. Louis Homeowner

Despite rain, mud, an electrical shut down, and the worst weather day Britt Marron has ever seen as a house captain for Rebuilding Together, Advanced Technology Group employees spent the day helping to repair a St. Louis woman’s home.

Rebuilding Together is a national organization, with a St. Louis branch, that helps elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners with home repairs. The organization has more than 200,000 volunteers nationally and has revitalized over 10,0000 houses and public spaces to impact 850,000 individuals.

On a Saturday in April, a group of ATG employees from the St. Louis office teamed up with Rebuilding Together for a community service project – making repairs on a local woman’s home. Several items needed work at the home, including repairing a 30-foot section of fence, tearing up flooring in the basement and kitchen and replacing it with new laminate and carpet, and repainting the kitchen.

“We persevered through the rain, the mud, the sweat, and the grime,” said ATG’s Margaret Howard. “Everyone contributed and used their specific talents and strengths throughout the day. It was a lot of hard work but I feel like we made a lasting and positive difference in this woman’s living situation.”

Adam Peth from ATG felt, “It was great to be able to give back to the community and work with Rebuilding Together, a group that truly cares about the well-being of the individual. I enjoyed the experience and look forward to participating again.”

A longtime project manager for Rebuilding Together, Marron said that volunteer efforts are much appreciated. “It was so nice to work with a group of troopers that stuck it out through the WORST weather day I’ve had as a house captain. I really appreciate ATG’s patience for sticking it out through the electrical shut down. It could have easily devolved into a miserable day, but everyone kept their spirits up and made a really enjoyable day out of looking like drowned rats. Thanks for doing the hard, necessary, muddy work.”

Most importantly, Marron said, “It’s just one day for us, but it improves the comfort, safety, and security for the homeowners for years.”

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