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Together, they rebuild: Volunteers fix homes of four local families
Poughkeepsie, NY – 10/2/2015 - Rebuilding Together Dutchess County will hold their Fall Rebuilding Day on October 24, as part of their Rebuilding Day Program. The non-profit will complete repairs for four local homeowners - of which three are veterans – with the help of over 100 volunteers. This will increase the total number of homeowners served through the program this year to 15. In addition to one of their biggest events of the year, Fall Rebuilding Day also coincides with Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service.
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (RTDC) works with volunteers to repair and modify homes for low-income homeowners at no cost to those served, allowing them to live independently in a warm, safe, and dry environment. Sponsorship teams from Antalek and Moore Insurance Agency, Entergy, Hyde Park United Methodist Church, IBM, Lowe’s, and M&T Bank will volunteer to complete critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficiency upgrades. Other program supporters include Dutchess County, Home Depot and The Northeast Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
One of the four homeowners RTDC will serve is a Korean War veteran and his disabled son. On Fall Rebuilding Day, volunteers will complete several critical repairs including: gutter repairs, window replacements, electrical upgrades, plumbing repairs, general weatherization, stair repair and the elimination of tripping hazards. The repairs on the home are focused on keeping the homeowner safe and healthy so that he can enjoy the freedoms he fought to protect!
“We are so pleased to be able to serve more of our neighbors in need this fall,” said RTDC Executive Director, Christina Boryk. “Every additional homeowner that we can help live in a warm, safe, and dry environment is a success for our organization, our partners, and our community and contributes to our goals of a safe and healthy home for every person while preserving affordable housing stock in Dutchess County.”
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County along with nearly 166 fellow Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country and the help of hundreds of thousands of volunteers rehabilitate and improve the homes of low-income Americans at no cost. Recipients of services include the elderly, disabled, military veterans and families in need.