Unicyclist to Ride 25 Miles for Rebuilding Together Alexandria’s 25th Anniversary

Funds Raised will help Provide Free Repairs for Low-Income Homeowners.


WHAT             Mark Kohler, a member of the board of directors for Rebuilding Together Alexandria, is riding his unicycle at least 25 miles around the region in an attempt to raise more than $5,000 for the non-profit organization that preserves affordable homeownership and revitalizes communities by providing free home modifications and repairs to those in need. 

More than 100 local Alexandria, Va. residents receive free repairs and renovations from Rebuilding Together Alexandria volunteers throughout the year, making their homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient. With support from Skanska, Booz Allen Hamilton, First Baptist Church, Sears, and Wells Fargo, 1,000+ volunteers restore and upgrade homes for low-income veterans, disabled, and elderly residents.

WHY               With the help of funders and volunteers, Rebuilding Together Alexandria works to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize the Alexandria community by providing free home repairs and modifications.  These upgrades are important since most of Rebuilding Together Alexandria’s clients live near the poverty level – earning less than $26,000 a year – making it difficult for them to pay for home maintenance and much needed medicine or food.  Rebuilding Together Alexandria has worked on more than 1,540 projects in Alexandria since its inception more than 25 years ago, improving the lives of thousands.

WHEN             Friday, May 11th, ‘finish line’ crossing approximately 10:30am

WHERE          Founder’s Park, Old Towne, Union and Quay Street, Alexandria


 

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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