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Helping a Veteran & Cancer Survivor

June 19, 2015 in News

Charter our Community comes to the city where Charter Communications’ corporate headquarters is located: Stamford, Connecticut. With the goal to make another home safe and healthy, more than 20 employees will join Rebuilding Together Hartford for a one-day rebuild event on June 27.

The Stamford, Connectictut home that will be rebuilt for a cancer survivor by Charter our Community and Rebuilding Together

Robert’s home in Stamford, Connecticut

This rebuild project will support Robert, a United States Marine veteran and colon cancer survivor. Over the past 15 years, Robert and his family have suffered significant challenges that have taken a financial toll.

Robert’s eldest daughter Dawn was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and his daughter, Brenda, was critically injured by an automobile in 2009, leaving her with permanent mobility disabilities. Most recently, Robert’s wife of 58 years passed away from complications related to diabetes.

The Stamford, Connecticut family that will have their home rebuilt by Charter our Community and Rebuilding Together

Robert and his five children; he’s in the middle with blue shirt and shorts

Robert and his family have been unable to afford critical repairs to their Stamford home. To help repair the home, Charter our Community volunteers will work on projects including replacing the front porch stairs, re-sealing and re-point the chimney, painting the home’s interior and replace a shed in backyard.

“We are looking forward to our first Charter our Community event. Our partnership with Charter – and the hard work of their dedicated volunteers – transforms the lives of low-income homeowners, and makes a lasting impact on our Stamford community,” said Jodie Liddy, executive director of Rebuilding Together Hartford. “It will be our privilege to help Robert and his family with the critical repairs they need to live in a safe and healthy home during our June 27 rebuild.”

“Charter Communications is incredibly proud to be able to help the community members living in our hometown of Stamford,” adds Alex Dudley, Senior Vice President of Communications at Charter. “This project is a great opportunity for Charter employees to volunteer in the community and make an impact on the lives of our neighbors.”

Be sure to check back after June 27 to see the full story of the rebuilding of Robert’s home. You can also see how Charter our Community volunteers improved homes in Long Beach, Calif., Worcester, Mass., and Sheboygan, Wis.