Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary HOME Team Volunteers Back in Action

(Courtesy Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary)
Leander Hauri, of Lafayette, makes a repair as a member of Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary’s HOME Team, which resumes service Sept. 25. 

    After 18 months of forced hibernation, Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary’s HOME Team is back in action, according to Hays Englehart, the Team’s founder and a longtime Rotarian. 
   HOME Team sends volunteers into the community to assist elderly homeowners in making minor repairs. The Team is well regarded throughout Lamorinda. That all services rendered are free of charge enhances its public appeal.
   Shut down by pandemic restrictions in March last year, the Team will begin making house calls on Sept. 25. Englehart said because of the extended hiatus, there are “quite a few in queue.” House calls are scheduled bi-monthly. Although there is no income ceiling, the services rendered must involve a home (no rentals).
   HOME Team is Lamorinda Sunrise’s signature community service program. It proved so popular, more than 30 rotary clubs – one as far away as suburban Chicago, adopted it.
   Service calls are by appointment only. Homeowners may request a visit through church or synagogue, senior center, online at, email or call 1.888.204.5573.

Contributing Writer Tom Black can be reached at

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