Rebuilding Together Dutchess County is now accepting applications for their 2014 home repair programs. All repairs, completed by volunteers from the community, aim to keep homeowners in a safe and healthy environment.
This past April, a disabled father of a teenage daughter received new windows, new doors, gutter repairs, and new handrails through the work of Rebuilding Together volunteers, returning them to a warm, safe and dry home. “It’s unbelievable! I’m just blown away looking at my windows.”
The organization completes projects on both its National Rebuilding Day in April and Fall Rebuilding Day in October. Since its founding in 1992, over 400 homes have been rehabilitated throughout the county, providing services worth over $4 million in market value.
The application process began in April 2013 in order to carefully review applications, interview homeowners, inspect homes and select the homeowners that display the most need for the 2014 projects. Interested individuals should apply as soon as possible. The deadline for completed applications is September 30, 2013. Selected homeowners will be notified in March 2014.
Local volunteers, many representing their sponsoring employers, civic or fraternal organizations, churches, synagogues, or schools, work on the homes. They are led and assisted by skilled trades volunteers, private contractors and other skilled individuals. If a home is selected for inclusion in the program, there is no cost to the homeowner.
The local organization is an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, the nation’s largest volunteer organization that rehabilitates homes and revitalizes communities to make them safe and healthy.
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County brings volunteers and communities together to revitalize homes, assuring that qualified homeowners live independently in a warm, safe and dry environment. Our goal is to make a sustainable impact on their houses as well as their lives, in partnership with the communities we serve, and to do so without cost to those we are able to help. RTDC’s mission is completed with the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners.