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Building Community

Sign Up as a Home Repair Volunteer For Berkeley's 'Christmas in April' Effort

Posted March 8, 2000

Faculty and staff can help "rebuild the community one house at a time" by volunteering for the annual Christmas in April event.

Like an old-fashioned barn raising, the program brings together volunteers who provide free home repair for low-income, disabled and senior residents. The campus's efforts will be directed toward homes in Berkeley, Emeryville and Albany.

Last year, more than 70 Berkeley employees sponsored the home of an elderly South Berkeley couple by installing accessibility features, removing clutter, painting and planting.

People may volunteer as individuals or organize department teams. All skill levels are welcome. The deadline is Monday, March 20. Registration forms are available in the Chancellor's Office, 200 California Hall; Residential and Student Services, 2401 Bowditch St., Ron Coley's office, 125 University Hall; UC Police Department, 1 Sproul Hall; and the Office of Community Relations, 1925 Walnut St.

For information, call the Christmas in April office at 644-8979, e-mail, or visit the program's Web site at



March 8-12, 2000 (Volume 28, Number 24)
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