CBRE to Partner with RTO to Help Family of Seven

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On October 14, 2015, CBRE volunteers will partner with Rebuilding Together Orlando and The Mustard Seed to assist a local family of seven. The selected family has five children, two of which have development disorders. Most of the family’s income goes toward the payment of day-to-day living expenses such as medical bills, utility bills and simply putting food on the table. This has left little for emergency repairs and the general home maintenance they so desperately need on their home.

Thanks to the Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF), the family was able to secure a loan to replace their leaky roof.  Rebuilding Together Orlando and The Mustard Seed will provide the remaining repairs and improvements at no cost to the homeowner.

The repairs to be provided by Rebuilding Together Orlando and CBRE include interior drywall and ceiling repair, mold remediation, interior and exterior painting along with light landscaping. The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, will provide home furnishings because most of their furniture was damaged due to water intrusion. With the roof replaced and interior damages fixed, the home painted inside and out, the donated furniture will be the finishing touch in creating their new residence. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of four Central Florida organizations, the family can put their concerns to rest and finally feel the warmth and security of a safe and healthy family home.

(Oldest child not pictured above)

 

About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue).  The Company has approximately 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

About Rebuilding Together Orlando

Rebuilding Together Orlando (RTO) is one of 166 local RT affiliates that complete 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the help of 200,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trade professionals and everyday good citizens. RTO provides critical repairs accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Visit www.rtorlando.org for more information.

About The Mustard Seed of Central Florida

The Mustard Seed (TMS) has been a social service agency for over 25 years and is the only furniture and clothing bank in Central Florida. The Mustard Seed helps rebuild the lives of over 1,200 families per year, including 3,400 individuals and 1,400 children who need basic household furniture to create stability in their lives. In addition to serving our clients, we also help our environment. Since 2011, the TMS Recycling Program deconstructed over 72,000 mattresses saving over 1,104,000 cubic feet of landfill space, reducing dump expenses and protecting our environment. The mattress material becomes carpet padding and the high grade steel is recycled generating much need revenue for our agency’s overhead. Visit www.mustardseedfla.org for more information.

Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF)

SELF is a Florida-based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide energy expertise and favorable financing to underserved residents, small businesses and communities in order to yield sustainable community development, local employment and economic development opportunities, enhanced quality of life, greater efficiencies, clean energy alternatives, and energy independence. Visit www.solarenergyloanfund.org, call 772-468-1818 or email info@solarenergyloanfund.org for more information.

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