Senator Johnny Isakson is the Chair of the Senate Veterans Committee and his office issued the following yesterday:
Isakson to Participate in Home Refurbishing Project in Honor of Veterans Day
ATLANTA – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today announced he will participate in a home refurbishing project for Yvette Thomas Ray, a 60-year-old Army veteran who resides in the Grove Park community of Atlanta.
The refurbishing project is coordinated by Rebuilding Together Atlanta and Fifth Third Bank (Georgia). Volunteers will work to complete several home projects that have gone unfinished since the passing of Ray’s husband in 2014, including painting the interior and exterior of the home, installing trim and base molding, and repairing flooring in the home.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Yvette Thomas Ray served three years of active duty, beginning her service as an E-2 mess cook stationed in Ft. Jackson, S.C., and later being promoted to squad leader. After Ft. Jackson, Ray was in charge of the duty station at Ft. Knox in Kentucky where she was responsible for a group of women in the regular Army.
Media interested in interviews, photos and filming at the project site should contact Jennifer Castanet at (404) 272-4948 or Amanda Sluss at (615) 804-8909 for more information.
WHO: U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson
WHERE: Home of Yvette Thomas Ray
2051 Arlington Circle, NW
Atlanta, Ga. 30318
WHEN: 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Friday, November 6, 2015
WHAT: Home Refurbishing for Atlanta Veteran
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing that provides extensive home rehabilitation and modification services to low-income homeowners across the country. Fifth Third and Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country will collaborate to rehabilitate 17 homes on November 6, 2015, in the following states: Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois and Florida.