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National Rebuilding Day Homeowner Spotlight: Patricia
We are less than a week away from National Rebuilding Day! On Saturday, April 25th, right here in Dutchess County, over 150 volunteers will complete critical repairs on 8 homes in a single day, including Patricia’s home.
Patricia is a 74 year old resident of Pleasant Valley. The pride she takes in her home is apparent as soon as you enter; she has filled the entrance hallway with photos of her children, and proudly displays the American flag she received in honor of her deceased husband’s service in the US Marine Corps. Her limited income has prevented her from being able to afford critical upkeep of her home. As a result, the roof has begun to leak, causing the elderly homeowner to constantly worry. When she learned about RTDC, it was her last resort. “I heard about Rebuilding Together from the Office for the Aging. It was so hard to ask for help, but I was worried about losing my house,” Patricia told us. Through our Rebuilding Day Program, Patricia will be receiving a roof replacement, and volunteers will also provide energy efficiency upgrades, repairing flooring that is a tripping hazard, and install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure her health and safety for many years to come.
While we are excited to help Patricia, there are 10 more homeowners on Rebuilding Together Dutchess County’s waiting list who still need our help. Please consider making a gift of $25 today – the cost of purchasing one grab bar – to help homeowners like Patricia remain in homes that are safe and healthy. During the month of April all contributions will also be matched $1 for $1 up to $6,000, thanks to a generous matching gift initiative from our board. Make your gift today and DOUBLE your impact!
Thank you for helping us to serve more of our neighbors in need. Together we can reach our goal of a safe and healthy home for every person!