Indians team up with Rebuilding Together to refurbish Cleveland-area home
Members of the Indians front office recently took part in a day of community building as they partnered with Rebuilding Together to refurbish a house in Cleveland’s East Side.
The Indians have a long-running volunteering relationship with Rebuilding Together, an organization dedicated to re-vitalizing neighborhoods and homes in under-served communities.
This year, Rebuilding Together recruited 350 volunteers from around Cleveland to work on an entire city block in the Heritage View neighborhood near Kinsman Road. Due to the volume of the work, some houses remained unfinished and additional groups of volunteers, including the Indians, were invited to complete some refurbishments.
Yolanda Vanadia, the Volunteer Coordinator for Rebuilding Together said, “This is one of the properties we were unable to finish, so we welcomed the Indians to come in and finish the job…It’s great to see [the Indians] come out year after year. They’re definitely one of our staple teams.”
The Indians painted the exterior of the house and landscaped parts of the property where an 80 year-old woman has resided for much of her life.
“Taking part in this program allows us as an organization to give back to the fans who support us year in and year out,” said Justin Sherman, who coordinated the day through the Indians’ Community Relations department. ” The Cleveland Indians are committed to positively impacting our community and partnering with Rebuilding Together gives us that opportunity.”