The Thunderbirds and Rebuilding Together Help Build a Healthier Home for Valley Resident
To celebrate Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun’s 30th anniversary and as part of their commitment to local non-profit organizations, The Thunderbirds – hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open – helped Rebuilding Together manufacture and install a wheelchair ramp at the home of a local woman with mobility challenges who had a hard time getting up and down her stairs.
“We serve across the valley low income seniors, people with disabilities and throughout the year we do big community revitalization projects and we do a lot of that with the support of The Thunderbirds,” said Kelly Watson, executive director of Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun. “By doing the work we do, it increases mobility, independence and people’s sense of self-worth. They become confident again in being able to take care of themselves.”
Tyler Kent of The Thunderbirds was on hand to aid in the installation and also shed light on what these projects and the work of the organization at large mean to him and his fellow Thunderbirds.
“With the pandemic, charities need more help than ever,” said Kent. “The Thunderbirds have supported our charity partners financially, but what’s more meaningful today is working alongside my fellow thunderbirds and our charity partners in the community.”
To learn more, volunteer or donate to Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun, visit their website.