Every spring since 1992, our “Rebuilding Day” event has taken place and volunteer teams have repaired over 2,200 homes of low-income seniors in our community. Volunteer teams from local businesses, churches, corporations, hospitals, etc. get together and make FREE home repairs to a home they have been assigned based on skill level.
Rebuilding Together teams complete repairs such as: general cleaning, interior and exterior painting, laying new carpet, repairing kitchen cabinets and counter tops, repairing floors, hanging new doors and windows, repairing siding, repairing roof leaks, installing grab bars in bathrooms, installing handrails on porches and many more needed repairs.
The Year Round Program was established for repair needs that cannot wait until spring. Individual skilled volunteers work year-round to make free repairs on homes of low-income seniors in Oklahoma City to make them moresafe, warm and dry.
The most common repairs made year-round are emergency plumbing or electrical repairs, grab bar installation in bathrooms, along with hand-held shower heads, shower seats, and raised toilet seats, handrails on porches and stairways, and wheelchair ramps.
Rebuilding Together, Again I offer my sincere thanks forhelping make it possible for replacing my water line. I feel honored to have been chosen for such a project. We take such things for granteduntil they fail to function. Also, a very big thank you to the many sponsors. I will tell all I know about RT. Again, thank you very much, and God bless you. Sincerely, Betty Tinsley
We widen doorways, build ramps, and install handrails, hand-held shower heads, bath benches, raised toilet seats and grab bars. We stretch carpet and repair/replace flooring to remove tripping hazards. Sometimes we are able to do more extensive bathroom and kitchen renovations such as converting bathtubs to showers and lowering kitchen cabinets. Allmodifications increase our clients’ mobility and prevent falls. Our work allows people to stay in their homes and maintain their independence. And many times they allow people confined to wheelchairs to bath themselves, cook for themselves and safely get in and out of their home, which was often a challenge.
Lynne Hardesty– "A band of angels pulled away from my ol’ house for the last time. I must tell you with the good will and comradelythroughout the extensive repairs – it pulled heavy at my heartstrings to finally watch them go.
My gratitude to these grand souls! From room to room, inside to outside, roof to crawl space, these marvelous multi-faceted craftsmen and engineers just did not stop! From beginning to finish I can’t, can’t,cannot say enough about these fellas – nor thank them every adequately. You must know that this acknowledgement could go on for pages and pages. A fairy taleactually took place here!"
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
In times of disasters, there are nonprofit and religious organizations that can assist those affected whether it be a personal disaster or a wide-scale disaster. Several of the organizations listed in this area are members of the national Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD).
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