Prudential California Realty and Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first African American sorority, joined forces on Saturday April 28 to support an elderly Berkeley homeowner maintain her home, as part of National Rebuilding Day to help repair houses belonging to low-income elders, war veterans and disabled persons.
Ann Fagan Ginger, 92, who benefited from the volunteers’ work, is an attorney who runs a civil rights nonprofit out of her remodeled garage. She was one of the first women in the 1960s to argue a civil rights case in front of the Supreme Court.
After giving the volunteers a tour of her home, she had to rush out for a lecture she was giving at Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley.
Prudential is one of dozens of donors that give not only their time but also financial resources to support Rebuilding Together, which organize the annual event.
This year, the biggest corporate donor in East Bay-North was Wells Fargo, whose executives worked on the group’s 20 Berkeley and Emeryville projects.
Most years as many as 1,000 community members participate in the event. Rebuilding Together East Bay-North does a smaller event in the fall. For information go to rtebn.org.