Building Community is a strategy by Life Line Chaplaincy, in partnership with like-minded agencies, to strengthen relationships between neighborhoods and law enforcement officers through local home repair projects. This is accomplished through identifying homes that need repair, then recruiting volunteers from the neighborhood and from the local police department to join hands in addressing those needs.
All of the supplies and materials are supplied by the sponsoring agencies.
Soon after, the home owner and all of the volunteers will gather around a feast, provided by the sponsoring agencies, to reflect on the day and rejoice in the accomplishments.
Life Line Chaplaincy, through its Building Community initiative, is honored to be a national partner with Charter Communications’ philanthropic effort, Spectrum Housing Assist. Charter Communications has asked Life Line Chaplaincy to serve as liaison with police departments in four metropolitan areas across the United States for Spectrum Housing Assist projects in 2017. Charter has a goal to improve 25,000 homes by the year 2020.
In November 2015, Life Line Chaplaincy and the Stamford Police Association participated in a home repair project with Charter and their national nonprofit partner Rebuilding Together in Stamford, CT. Here is the story with some images from the event.
Some of Stamford’s finest also helped improve two homes in the September 2016 rebuild event in Stamford, CT. Here are some images of those fine officers from that day.