Welcome to Rebuilding Together Dutchess County
We are starting two new programs this Fall!
Introducing our Light It Up and Fire Safety Programs
Our Light It Up program will to help increase safety and reduce crime in our community. Rebuilding Together Dutchess County will be installing motion-activated solar-powered lights at no cost to the homeowner in small communities of need.
Volunteers helped to install 15 of these lights during a pilot program on our Fall Rebuilding Day, October 22nd thanks to the support of Home Depot and the Poughkeepsie South Rotary. Not only was this a great opportunity to make an immediate impact on a neighborhood and the safety of its residents, it is also a chance for volunteers to get involved in a reoccurring community service project as a fully implemented program is expected for the 2017 program year. Our goal for the future is to install 75 lights per year.
Our other new program is Fire Safety in partnership with the American Red Cross. Volunteers will engage households to provide fire safety and prevention education as well as assess existing smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and replace and/or install new detectors where needed. Our goal is to provide fire prevention, preparedness, and safety services for 100 low-income households in Dutchess County in 2017 through this program. An initial program day occurred on October 29, engaging volunteers to provide fire safety and prevention services for 10-20 low-income households within the City of Poughkeepsie.