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Tower Federal Credit Union Employees Help Renovate Home for Navy Veteran

Laurel, MD—A team of 46 volunteers from Tower Federal Credit Union and the Gilbane Building Company participated in the Prince George’s County Christmas in April event on April 27, 2013. Christmas in April is a national nonprofit that rehabilitates homes for low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and those with disabilities.

The team of volunteers arrived early on a Saturday at the home of a disabled Navy veteran living in Laurel, Md., and put in a full-day’s work providing much-needed repairs. The first-time homeowner was overwhelmed with a number of serious home repairs—primarily roof and foundation leaks—that resulted in as much as two feet of water after a heavy rainfall.

The volunteers repaired roof leaks, replaced a storm door, installed a new front porch, repaired and painted the back porch, repaired gutters, removed dead bushes and trees in the front yard, and added new flower beds. In addition, the team re-secured an areaway wall—the toughest task to complete that day.

"Thanks to everyone’s hard work and support, the homeowner now has a fresh start in her new home,” says Ramona Riordan, an employee at Tower who coordinated the Tower and Gilbane volunteer team. “Thanks again to all of the volunteers and trade contractors. This could not have been done without the generosity and care from each and every person involved."

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