OAKLAND, CA. May 4, 2012 – Rebuilding Together Oakland (RTO) and Bell Investment Advisors joined forces to support and execute the repairs of an east Oakland home.
Laurent Harrison, Investment Advisor at Bell Investment Advisors, is currently serving on the board of RTO and helped lead Bell in RTO’s annual April renovation and rebuilding project. For 19 years, Rebuilding Together Oakland, formerly Christmas in April, a local affiliate of a national nonprofit, has performed home repairs and upgrades free of charge for low-income seniors and people with disabilities, who own their own homes but cannot afford to maintain them adequately.
For the second consecutive year, Bell sponsored and staffed an Oakland RTO project. Partnering with the law firm Wendel Rosen Black & Dean, the work took place on the last two Saturdays in April. Bell Investment Advisors and Wendel Rosen had over 45 volunteers working on the home each day. The home, one of 32 rehabilitated this year, is located off Seminary Avenue near Mills College. Much of the work involved washing and painting the exterior of the house and garage, landscaping, fencing, building a ramp, replacing floors, adding safety bars, and more.
“Our team is inspired by Oakland’s diversity and community spirit,” said Harrison. “At Bell, we truly enjoy giving back to our community. It’s all part of our philosophy, Making a Good Life
About Rebuilding Together Oakland
Rebuilding Together Oakland, along with 200 fellow Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country and approximately 70,000 volunteers, rehabilitates and improves low-income homeowners’ homes at no cost. The Rebuilding Together Oakland affiliate was established in 1993. Since then, it has renovated and modified more than 800 homes and also 100 community facilities that provide direct services to low income communities throughout Oakland.
National Rebuilding Day occurs every year on the last Saturday in April, but the projects most often require two or more Saturdays to complete. It is the culmination of a year’s worth of planning, volunteer recruitment, and developing community sponsorships to change homeowners’ lives across the country. Rebuilding Together affiliates restore hope and pride in communities as numerous rehabilitations occur on a single day to create high-impact momentum for the rest of the year.
About Bell Investment Advisors
Bell Investment Advisors (https://bellinvest.com/) is a privately-held, registered investment advisory firm located in downtown Oakland, California, with a satellite office in Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove Village. In addition to utilizing its proprietary momentum-based investment strategy, ACTIVE PORTFOLIO ENHANCEMENT®, the firm also offers Financial Planning and Career & Life Coaching services. The firm is proud to serve Oakland and has been building positive momentum in the community for over 20 years.