A house is not just a piece of property -- it's a space for families and friends to make memories, share struggle and triumph and happiness, and feel safe and secure. For millions of Americans, that's all slipping away, in the most heartbreaking ways. Dozens of Rebuilders have shared their stories of loss and hardship on our America Underwater Tumblr blog. With the news dominated by the latest polls and politics instead of what's really happening to America, we couldn't think of a better time to get this out there. Check out the America Underwater photo blog and share with your friends and family -- Tweet it, share on Facebook, email it. Lift up the voices of other Rebuilders. A few months ago, in partnership with The New Bottom Line, we asked Rebuilders across America whose homes were underwater to submit a photo of themselves standing in front of their home with a piece of paper denoting how much their home was underwater -- meaning they owed more on their home than it was worth. Dozens of homeowners sent in their stories and photos. You can't read these stories and stay on the fence about helping homeowners. If you share this blog and even one friend reads it, you've created real change. We are quickly approaching a vote to pass legislation that would allow homeowners who are current on their payments to refinance their homes. Reading these stories reminds us of what is really at stake here. Places where memories are made. Places for families and friends to gather. Homes. Chances are, you know someone whose home is underwater. It is painful, frustrating, confusing, and isolating. When someone shares their personal story, they start feeling like they have the power to change things. When people feel empowered, they are moved to action. When people are moved to action, it is almost impossible to stop them. Please read the America Underwater Tumblr photo blog and share if you feel moved.
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