An elderly Wappingers Falls homeowner certainly did not have the ability or money to repair his home as necessary. Luckily, volunteers were able to preform major plumbing repairs, repair a leaky roof, install safer handrails, and drastically improve the lighting in the home so that he could be much safer in his home. Without these repairs, this homeowner was not living in a safe and independent environment, and with the help of the volunteers on National Rebuilding Day he can now live safely for years to come. "I don't know what I would have done if I didn't get this help. All these people are like angels from heaven.”
Ms. Elizabeth lives in a home with her adult daughter and 27 year old granddaughter. Both her daughter and granddaughter are disabled. Ms. Elizabeth takes great pride in her home and simply can’t keep up with general maintenance, as a result some mold had developed in her attic as well as water damage in 2 of the bedrooms. Volunteers completed several necessary critical home repairs for Ms. Elizabeth so that she can focus on caring for her daughter and granddaughter in a safe warm, dry, and independent home environment.
A Dutchess County native, Marianne struggles with the high financial and emotional costs of her ten year battle with a life threatening disease. As a single mother of four with a limited income, she was often faced with the difficult decision between medical care and critical home repairs. Through our rebuilding Day Program, RTDC completed several critical repairs all at no cost to her including: gutter repairs, window replacements, electrical upgrades, plumbing repairs, and general weatherization. “This experience has been amazing. They were able to do things to my home that I would have never been able to do on my own.”
Anthony is a 78 year old disabled army veteran who lives in his 1940s home with his disabled son. Having served in the Army during the Korean War, Anthony has endured many life challenges with great perseverance and strength. On Fall Rebuilding Day 2015, volunteers completed several critical repairs all at no cost to Anthony including: gutter repairs, electrical upgrades, plumbing repairs, general weatherization, stair repair and the elimination of tripping hazards. The repairs on the home are focused on keeping Anthony's home safe and healthy so that he can enjoy the freedoms he fought to protect!