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Association of General Contractors of Oklahoma Joins Rebuilding Together to Renovate Home of 85-year-old Ms. Kenney

Volunteers from the AGC will provide free repairs on both Sept. 7 and Sept. 21

Ms. Kenney

Oklahoma City – Eighty-five year old Ms. Johnnie Mae Kenney uses a walker to navigate her Oklahoma City home.  Ms. Kenney has watched her home deteriorate over the past thirty years, but as a widow living on approximately $500 per month, there has been little she can do about it.

Matt Wright, newly elected Association of General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGC) Board Chairman, wanted to start off his term by steering the AGC towards a philanthropic endeavor that would showcase the collective talents of the professional construction industry.  When discussing the mission of Rebuilding Together OKC – to keep or seniors safe, warm and dry – with fellow AGC member and Rebuilding Together board member, Clay Cockrill, Wright committed his support to Rebuilding Together instantly and selected Ms. Kenney’s home as their inaugural project.

“I am thrilled to be witnessing the start of this most important partnership,” said Cockrill. “The AGC represents thousands of skilled individuals each with unique talents that, when harnessed, can multiply the power of the financial support we have. By providing the skilled and licensed volunteers to perform the work we often must contract, the AGC has the potential to help us ensure that any senior who wishes to age at home can do so safely.”

Ms. Kenney’s home is in desperate need of repairs including a bathroom remodel, plumbing repairs, mill-work, siding, and new carpet.  AGC is currently recruiting volunteers to work both September 7 and September 21 (two four-hour shifts each day) at Ms. Kenney’s home providing free services.  AGC and Rebuilding Together OKC are also accepting donations of tools, supplies for all plumbing/bathroom repairs, mill-work, carpet, etc.

For questions or additional information about the project, contact Jennifer Thurman, Rebuilding Together OKC Executive Director, at jennifer@rebuildingtogetherokc.org or 405.607.0464, or Clay Cockrill, Boldt Construction, at clay.cockrill@boldt.com or 405.615.7000.

The AGC is the nation’s oldest construction trade association founded in 1918!  The association is dedicated to improving the construction industry and committed to skill, integrity, responsibility, and quality.  AGC has over 1,000 Firms in Oklahoma.  To learn more, visit their website – www.agcok.com.

Rebuilding Together OKC brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income, elderly homeowners in the Oklahoma City metro area. We provide free home repairs, emergency home repairs and home modifications that foster safer mobility and independence, changing the lives of our elderly neighbors every day! For more information visit www.rebuildingtogetherokc.org.