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Press Release: RTDC Receives $5,000 Home Depot Community Impact Grant
Poughkeepsie, NY - 9/30/14 - Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (RTDC) has received a $5,000 Community Impact grant from The Home Depot Foundation to provide critical home repairs for two local military families. Repairs will be performed by volunteers on Make A Difference Day, October 25, 2014. The $5,000 grant will be used to purchase the necessary materials to complete the two projects.
One of the recipients of repairs by RTDC is an 86- year- old widow of an Army veteran who lives alone and survives on a very limited income. She is finding it increasingly difficult to maintain her home on her own, and as a result, the home has begun to deteriorate, creating a dangerous and unhealthy living environment. The damage is so extensive that the home is no longer properly sealed from the elements, making it less energy efficient and exposing it to further damage caused by rain and moisture. Rebuilding Together volunteers will remove the aging shingles and re-side the entire home, and they will also provide energy efficiency upgrades, replace aging exterior steps and install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
“RTDC is thrilled to receive The Home Depot Foundation grant! Their support is crucial for homeowners that so desperately need assistance maintaining their homes,” said Executive Director of RTDC, Christina Boryk. “The grant will directly impact two of our neighbors in need, providing them with the accessibility modifications and critical repairs that will bring them back to a safe, warm, dry, and independent living environment.”