A New Beginning in New Milford

February 12, 2016

In October, 25 Charter Communications employees came together on a brisk, sunny Saturday to volunteer their time and talent to help make a difference for a New Milford, Connecticut homeowner named Linda. Working in conjunction with the local affiliate of our Charter our Community national nonprofit partner, Rebuilding Together, volunteers performed critical home repairs, including carpentry, installation of new light fixtures, gutter cleaning, painting, landscaping, removal of debris from the yard and basement and installing a new mailbox.

Clason, Linda’s son, was on site helping the Charter Communications and Rebuilding Together teams “I am grateful you were able to help myself and my mother,” said Clason. “We have wanted to do these home renovations for years.  We are really appreciative of Charter’s help.”

“I am proud of the Charter volunteers who took time away from their families, providing a positive experience they will not soon forget.” said Greg Garabedian, Charter Area Vice President-New England. “Charter our Community is an inspiring company-wide initiative making a positive impact in homes across the county.”

“This is my third Charter our Community project and it is inspiring and heartwarming the impact we are making on the homeowners,” said event coordinator and Senior Manager, Field Communications Heidi Vandenbrouck. “It was a pleasure working side by side with my Charter colleagues to helping a homeowner in need. Giving back and bettering the community is a wonderful feeling of pride and accomplishment. ”

“I am so very honored that I could play even a small role helping someone in need,” said Spectrum Business Supervisor, Client Coordinator Dianne Lewis. I wish I could do more!”

At the end of the day, it was obvious Linda’s New Milford home was now safer and healthier, thanks to the compassion of Charter our Community volunteers making for an unforgettable experience, providing hope and making a difference to helping a family in need.

  • Charter our Community volunteers Ted, Sherri and Mark lay down mulch at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    (L to R) Charter our Community volunteers Ted, Sherri and Mark lay down mulch

  • Charter our Community House Captains Bill and Rich with Homeowner Linda and her son Clayson at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    Charter our Community House Captains (far left and right) Bill and Rich with Homeowner Linda and her son Clayson

  • Charter Communications employees at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    Getting ready for the Charter our Community event: (L to R), Charter employees Greg, Craig, Tim and Steve

  • Volunteers Tim and Mike install a new mailbox post at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    (L to R) Volunteers Tim and Mike install a new mailbox post

  • Charter volunteer Howard cuts back branches with a chainsaw at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    Charter volunteer Howard cuts back branches with a chainsaw

  • Charter our Community volunteers Dianne and Betsy prep the walls for painting at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    (L to R) Charter our Community volunteers Dianne and Betsy prep the walls for painting

  • Charter volunteers Matt and Dianne clean up the front side yard at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    (L-R) Charter volunteers Matt and Dianne clean up the front side yard

  • Charter volunteers Dan and Howard install a ceiling fan at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    (L to R) Charter volunteers Dan and Howard install a ceiling fan

  • Charter House Captain Bill installs a base for a new mailbox at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    Charter House Captain Bill installs a base for a new mailbox

  • Charter our Community volunteers Ted and Mark install a new storm door at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    (L to R) Charter our Community volunteers Ted and Mark install a new storm door

  • Charter employee Anastasia and Homeowner Linda at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    (L to R) Charter employee Anastasia and Homeowner Linda

  • Charter volunteer Stacey helps with backyard cleanup at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    Charter volunteer Stacey helps with backyard cleanup

  • Charter volunteers Andrew and Sherri at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    Charter volunteers Andrew and Sherri

  • Charter our Community volunteers Stacey, Ted and Anastasia clean up the backyard at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    (L to R) Charter our Community volunteers Stacey, Ted and Anastasia clean up the backyard

  • House Captains Bill and Rich with the finished mailbox at a Charter our Community-Rebuilding Together event in New Milford, Connecticut

    (L-R) House Captains Bill and Rich with the finished mailbox