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File #: 15-2040    Version: 1 Name: National Rebuilding Day Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 3/3/2015 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 3/11/2015 Final action: 3/11/2015
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY WHEREAS, Rebuilding Together*Metro Chicago, a volunteer organization preserving and revitalizing low-income homes and communities, repaired its first home in 1992 in suburban Cook County, and has rehabilitated more than 1,400 homes; and WHEREAS, Rebuilding Together*Metro Chicago is part of a national nonprofit program, which sponsors National Rebuilding Day across the country on the last Saturday in April; and WHEREAS, every year a different neighborhood is selected in Cook County in which to provide home repair for elderly, disabled, or low income individuals; and WHEREAS, this year on Saturday, April 25th, low income homeowners will receive much needed aid as part of National Rebuilding Day 2015; and WHEREAS, more than 3,000 volunteers annually, including Cook County employees, donate their time and talents to plan and complete hundreds of free home repairs for residents in Cook County through Rebuilding Together*Metro Ch...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), GREGG GOSLIN, PETER N. SILVESTRI, ROBERT STEELE, JOHN P. DALEY, LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, STANLEY MOORE, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI, ELIZABETH "LIZ" DOODY GORMAN, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION
 
NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY
 
WHEREAS, Rebuilding Together*Metro Chicago, a volunteer organization preserving and revitalizing low-income homes and communities, repaired its first home in 1992 in suburban Cook County, and has rehabilitated more than 1,400 homes; and
 
WHEREAS, Rebuilding Together*Metro Chicago is part of a national nonprofit program, which sponsors National Rebuilding Day across the country on the last Saturday in April; and
 
WHEREAS, every year a different neighborhood is selected in Cook County in which to provide home repair for elderly, disabled, or low income individuals; and
 
WHEREAS, this year on Saturday, April 25th, low income homeowners will receive much needed aid as part of National Rebuilding Day 2015; and
 
WHEREAS, more than 3,000 volunteers annually, including Cook County employees, donate their time and talents to plan and complete hundreds of free home repairs for residents in Cook County through Rebuilding Together*Metro Chicago's volunteer teams; and
 
WHEREAS, this year's event will take place in Maywood; and
 
WHEREAS, repairs focus on keeping homeowners "warm, safe and dry" and also improve access for low-income seniors, veterans and people with disabilities; and
 
WHEREAS, Rebuilding Together*Metro Chicago is an example of Cook County and other local governments working in partnership with private corporations to assist residents and communities in need; and
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, do hereby recognize and express Cook County's sincere gratitude to Rebuilding Together*Metro Chicago and its participating companies,  as we work together to restore homes to a warm, safe, and dry condition; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Bureau of Economic Development, Bureau of Administration and the Bureau of Asset Management continue to work annually with Rebuilding Together*Metro Chicago to determine project scope for the Cook County sponsored projects and coordinate volunteers for National Rebuilding Day; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Bureau of Economic Development, Bureau of Administration, and Bureau of Asset Management be recognized for their ongoing efforts in determining Cook County's annual project scope and determining repairs that will be conducted by Cook County employee volunteers on National Rebuilding Day; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of
Commissioners acknowledge April 25, 2015 as National Rebuilding Day in Cook County, and in turn, help to preserve the foundations of our neighborhoods; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this Resolution be presented to
Rebuilding Together*Metro Chicago in acknowledgment of its past accomplishments and to a successful upcoming rebuilding day.
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