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Volunteers spruce up

Stan Maddux Times Correspondent Apr 29, 2019

CHESTERTON – About 400 volunteers armed with anything from paint brushes, power tools and fresh flowers helped spruce up and maintain the homes of people unable to keep up the work themselves.

All the work was done Saturday at 15 homes and six community-owned properties like Chesterton Art Center and the Duneland Family YMCA.

Not even late in the season snowflakes could deter the 22nd annual event by the Duneland branch of the national Rebuilding Together organization.

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Rebuilding Together rebuilds broken houses, restores shattered faith for qualified homeowners

By Jerry Davich Chicago Tribune November 12, 2018

Helen Lewis felt so overwhelmed she didn’t know what to show me first – her new refrigerator or stove or dishwasher or wooden floors or back porch.

“Oh, and look at this,” Lewis excitedly told me while looking outside from her back door. “My old shed is gone and now I have a vegetable garden there. Isn’t it pretty?”

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Volunteer efforts rebuilding homes, neighbors’ lives in Duneland communities

By Steve Euvino Times Correspondent Apr 28, 2018

CHESTERTON — Some volunteers were painting fences. Others pulled a tree stump from the ground. Others cleaned cemetery grounds.

They were all participants in Rebuilding Together Duneland, which brings together people of all skill levels to improve the lives of their neighbors, so they may live in safety, dignity and independence. Click here to read more...