Volunteers Work to Renovate Manhattan Public Housing as Part of 'Charter our Community'
Some Hollywood stars are helping give a women's homeless shelter in Manhattan a makeover.
Employees from Charter Communications and volunteers from the nonprofit 'Rebuilding Together' joined forces to renovate the Sarah Powel Huntingtown House in the East Village.
Cast members from the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" were also on hand to help.
The group removed mold, painted and improved the outdoor space.
"It really gives us an opportunity to give back to the community, to build relationships with the communities we serve, especially here in New York City," said David Ellen, senior executive vice president for Charter Communications.
"We're just here just helping," said one volunteer. "We're providing financial support but also time and talent and our muscles."
"It looks so much better, the lobby colors," said resident Jessica Goode. "It helps, it helps. You know what I mean, it doesn't feel like an institution no more."
The project was part of the "Charter our Community" initiative, which has repaired more than 6,000 homes across the country since 2014.
Charter Communications is the parent company of NY1.
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