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Bed Bath & Beyond Teams with National Nonprofit to Provide Home Repairs and Items to Homeowners In Need

National nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., have announced a partnership to provide no-cost home repairs and essential household items for local neighbors in need in communities across the country.

The partnership kicked off in Ringwood, N.J. with associates representing local Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy BABY and Harmon Face Values stores, as well as from corporate headquarters in Union, N.J., volunteering in support of several local homeowners.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is partnering with Rebuilding Together as part of its ongoing initiative to provide a sense of home to the people and communities they serve. Along with providing critical home repairs to improve safety, increase accessibility and help neighbors remain where they feel most at home, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is donating household items – including kitchen and dining ware, bedding, bathroom towels, home décor and wellness items – to further support homeowners' needs.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. will support more than 25 projects nationwide this year, helping neighbors across the country receive quality critical home repairs at no cost to them and allowing them to remain safe and healthy in their homes. Project volunteers will be locally based associates from the company's Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy BABY, Harmon Face Values and Decorist retail banners.

"We believe now more than ever that creating a sense of home is critical for the well-being of both individuals and the communities we serve," said Mark Tritton, president and CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. "By joining forces with Rebuilding Together to invest in revitalizing homes across the country, we can support homeowners in need and enable our Associates to create an impact where they live and work."

Neighbors receiving repairs include Lucy, a retired school bus driver who shares her 160-year-old home with six family members and is in dire need of repairs, and Kelly, a schoolteacher who serves as the sole caregiver for her husband, mother and two adult children. Key repair highlights will include roof repairs for Lucy and a new refrigerator for Kelly, who must store insulin to meet her husband's health needs.

"Rebuilding Together's mission to repair homes and revitalize communities is more critical than ever before as the nation faces a devastating housing crisis," said Caroline Blakely, president and CEO, Rebuilding Together. "We're incredibly grateful to Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. for their partnership and look forward to making a difference together in New Jersey and nationwide."

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