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Local Group Builds Community Through Renovating Homes

As the economy worsens, a growing number of San Diegans are finding themselves in financial trouble. A local non-profit uses volunteers to help homeowners renovate and fix problems in their homes. W

Local Group Builds Community Through Renovating Homes

Maureen Cavanaugh : Even in the best of times, an organization like Rebuilding Together San Diego gets a lot of requests for help. Those requests come from low-income homeowners who just don't have the money to fix leaking pipes or to rebuild a collapsing garage.

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But now, during our economic recession, the group finds itself with many more requests, even from non-profit organizations like the Girl Scouts.  And projects now include repairs the city of San Diego can't afford to do.

Guest

  • Pamela Thorsch , executive director of Rebuilding Together San Diego , a non-profit organization that renovates and preserves affordable housing.