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Cumberland Holdings Gives Back - Supports the Repairs of a San Francisco Senior

On April 25, 2015, Cumberland Holdings partnered with the San Francisco Brewer’s Guild to provide critical home repairs for Gary Bishop, a low income senior in San Francisco. This is Cumberland’s 3rd sponsorship of Rebuilding Together San Francisco’s Annual Rebuilding Day.


Mr. Bishop, age 64, moved into his Gilman Avenue attic home 25 years ago. He was born and raised in San Francisco and moved to his current home in the 90s. Back then, the house was divided into three units, the others occupied by Mr. Bishop’s siblings. For most of his life, he worked for the City of Berkeley. Mr. Bishop’s primary living space, the attic apartment, was in dire need of repair when the Rebuilding team arrived.


Volunteers, supported by a financial contribution from Cumberland Holdings, repaired a rotting and dangerous exterior stairway, fixed holes in the kitchen floor and walls, replaced the gas range, removed old carpet, and painted much of the interior of the home. Mr. Bishop also received help with general cleaning and organizing of his home.


Mr. Bishop’s sister said. “What’s really amazing is that all of this work is going to be done in one day - TODAY!”


Karen Nemsick, Executive Director of Rebuilding together San Francisco adds, “When groups like Cumberland Holdings bring their teams and resources to Rebuilding Day, we’re able to leverage a $5000 project sponsorship to provide $25000 worth of repairs for seniors like Mr. Bishop. Now Mr. Bishop can continue to live in his family home, assured that it’s safe, warm and healthy.”


Cumberland’s President, Graham Chernoff, has been involved with RTSF since 2003 including serving on its board from 2007 to 2010.


About Rebuilding Together San Francisco:
Rebuilding Together SF.pngRebuilding Together San Francisco mobilizes teams of volunteers to revitalize neighborhoods via home repair and community facility renovations. By using and re-using resources in our community, we’re able to provide these repairs free of charge to low income homeowners and nonprofit organizations and schools.


RTSF is a local affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a national organization that includes 195 affiliates serving 166 communities nationwide, and mobilizing thousands of volunteers each year. For more information on


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