May 9th, 2017 By Jack Morton
On Saturday, April 29, a team of 16 from Jack Morton’s West Coast office took part in our third consecutive National Rebuilding Day in San Francisco. Once again, we partnered with the amazing organization Rebuilding Together, which facilitates the event every year.
This year, we helped remodel and overhaul two homes in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. While the rest of the neighborhood has gone through a process of gentrification and renovation, these two homes owned by two neighbors, Mr. Franklin and Mr. Rucker, since 1958 have remained pretty much untouched over the last 60 years. As such, they sought our help to modernize their homes and make them structurally safe for the neighbors to continue living in them.
The Jack West Coast team, comprised of colleagues and friends, gathered in Bernal Heights at 8:30am on Saturday morning. After introductions to the two homeowners, who were pleasantly surprised by the amount of people who showed up to help, we got down to business.
We were divided into small groups, each of which was assigned a specific task such as weeding and clearing the backyards, painting, clearing out the attics and disposing of junk, fixing the stairs, redoing the deck, and more.
Under the California heat, the team worked tirelessly to rise to the challenge and get as much done as possible in one day.
Our efforts definitely paid off, and both properties looked amazing by the end of the day! It was made all the more worthwhile when we saw how appreciative both homeowners were with all of our hard work and how happy they were with their new and improved homes.
It was a great day, and the Jack West Coast team really enjoyed helping folks in the neighborhood.