Welcome to Rebuilding Together Dutchess County

Hammers, Nails, Laughs & Cocktails

Rebuilding Together Dutchess County’s 10th Annual Night of Comedy will be held at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie on Thursday, September 22nd. All of the proceeds from this annual event go to benefit Rebuilding Together Dutchess County programs, which help homeowners stay in a warm, safe, dry and independent environment through no-cost home repairs.

If your business is interesting in becoming a sponsor for the event, click here to view our sponsorship toolbox.

Register online today!

AmeriCorps Position Available!

Calling all College Students!

Rebuilding Together SummerCorps is a 10-week National Direct AmeriCorps program. Members will help improve the lives of low-income homeowners through hands-on home repairs and community outreach while earning an education award to help with educational expenses. Apply today to serve with us in Dutchess County from September 6 – November 9, 2016.

Apply for SummerCorps today!

 

2016 Rebuilding Together Dutchess County Supporters

Craftsman

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Carpenter



Renovator



Collaborator

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Walden Savings Bank - FROM THE WEBSITE


 

Apprentice

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Poughquag United Methodist Church


Toolbox Heroes


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Paid in part by: Administration on Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, Dutchess County Office for the Aging and Dutchess County.

 

National Rebuilding Month 2016 Homeowner Spotlight

Abdullah and Mehria, in their 60s, have been Beacon residents for the last 13 years. When it was found that their son Bilal, 25, had a brain tumor, surgery was necessary. During this surgery, Bilal suffered from a stroke that placed him in an induced coma for 4 months. As a result of this coma, Bilal has had his mobility and speech compromised and now relies on a wheelchair for mobility.

Their home was not handicap accessible, creating unsafe situations when entering or exiting the home and also when navigating to the second floor. For the past 6 months, Abdullah and Mehria had to carry their son and his wheelchair up multiple stairs. This had already resulted in injury for Abdullah.

This April, RTDC has been able to ease their burdens. An exterior handicap accessible stair lift has been installed on the outside of the home as well as an interior stair lift to gain access to Bilal’s bedroom and the home’s only full bath. RTDC was also able to install a free standing patient lift system within Bilal’s bedroom and full bath. This will assist in getting him from his bed to his wheelchair and also from his wheelchair into the existing bathtub.

These modifications are sure to ease both the emotional and physical stress of providing care for Bilal. Mehria confessed that since the surgery, she has not spent a day without crying. We hope that after receiving our services, her tears are only those of joy.

While we are excited to be able to make a difference in the lives of 6 homeowners, including Abdullah, Mehria and Bilal during National Rebuilding Month, there are still more applicants on our waiting list who we cannot serve because of a lack of funding. With your help, we can make an even bigger difference in the future.

To learn more about how to donate, visit us at rtdutchess.org/get-involved/donate

Become a Housing Hero today! By making a monthly pledge of $30 online you will help Rebuilding Together continue to provide safe and healthy housing for all of our neighbors in need!

National Rebuilding Day 2016 Homeowner Story

Leonard, a retired volunteer fireman and lifelong Hyde Park resident is losing his eyesight. He can no longer afford to make critical repairs to the home he has lived in for over 43 years, the home where he and his late wife raised their children.

Leonard will turn 86 this April, just before RTDC provides life-changing critical home repairs such as replacing his furnace and doors for improved energy efficiency, repairing crumbling stairs, installing grab bars, and painting the interior of the home for improved accessibility and safety.

To learn more about how to donate, visit us at rtdutchess.org/get-involved/donate

Your support celebrates our extraordinary April tradition and ensures a bright future for homeowners like Leonard and for Rebuilding Together Dutchess County!