French Gerleman Supports National Rebuilding Together Day 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO, May 8, 2014 -- On Saturday, May 3, 2014, more than 20 French Gerleman employees, friends and family members participated in National Rebuilding Together Day and dramatically improved the home of a double amputee in north St. Louis. The homeowner was tremendously grateful to our team of volunteers for improving his home both functionally and cosmetically.

This was French Gerleman’s eighth year participating in Rebuilding Together’s annual event. The home we sponsored was one of the 55 homes rehabbed in the St. Louis metro area on that day.

Volunteers spent the day working on various projects including:
• Constructing a wheel chair ramp, including a retaining wall, in the front yard
• Modifying the front door and painting the front deck
• Remodeling the bathroom, including a new vanity
• Installing a hand rail on the stair case into the basement
• Cleaning, organizing and painting the kitchen and basement
• Installing new glass block basement windows and new locks on all of the doors
• General landscaping and planting flowers 

French Gerleman was a “Home Builder” level sponsor to help offset costs of the organization's Rebuilding Day event and donated electrical supplies and materials for the project.  

Rebuilding Together-St. Louis is a St. Louis, Missouri, based not-for-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods by rehabilitating the houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled, so that they may continue to live independently. It provides free home repairs to keep the individuals and families safe, comfortable and dry in their own home through repairs such as porch replacement, ramps, roofing, flooring and drywalling.

About French Gerleman
French Gerleman is the region’s leading supplier of electrical, automation, datacom, power transmission and safety products and services to industrial, commercial and construction markets. Based in St. Louis, MO, French Gerleman has locations in Quincy, IL; Kansas City, KS; Columbia, MO; and Washington, MO. For more information, visit www.frenchgerleman.com.

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