Rebuilding Together South Sound to Transform 26 Homes, Revitalize Communities on…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 WHO/WHAT:  Rebuilding Together South Sound will provide critical repairs for the Robinson Household on Saturday April 28, 2018. Michael (51, veteran) and his wife Tracie, are full time caregivers to Tracie’s mom, Ruth (77, disabled). Ruth struggles with severe arthritis. The Robinson’s home is riddled with excessive water damage inside and out. Volunteers from Rebuilding Together South Sound the Walsh Group plan to repair the surrounding drywall and replace the shower, modifying it for Ruth’s accessibility and safety. The other major part of this project will be the replacement of the deck and stairs along the side of the home. Rotten and dangerous, the family is currently unable to even exit and walk on any portion of the deck or use the stairs, as a number of stairs are completely gone. With this exit unusable, this poses a potentially fatal problem in case of the family needing to exit the house. Our volunteers will further impact this family’s health and safety by demolishing and replacing the deck and stairs, cleaning and repairing the water damage to the sliding glass doors, and replacing the siding under the deck. Additional health and safety modifications include installing handrails on the interior stairs and replacing doorknobs with levers. Finally, some yard work will be done to improve both the safety and security of the homeowners as part of the Sears Heroes at Home program.Heroes at Home, created through a partnership between Sears and Rebuilding Together, is a national program designed to assist low-income members of the military, their families and veterans with the home repairs and modifications they need. Since the inception of the program in 2007, more than $23 million has already been raised for Heroes at Home, and veteran’s services; and through over 1,700 projects, nearly 42,000 volunteers have donated 333,000 hours to support veterans and their families through critical repairs to veteran’s homes and nonprofit facilities that serve them.WHEN: The project kick off will be at 8:00am and project will end at 4pm.WHERE:  31320 10th Ave South   Federal Way, WA  98003VISUALS: The homeowners, repairs  and volunteers in actionINTERVIEWS:  Rachel Lehr, Program Director Rebuilding Together South Sound (Phone)Michael, Veteran HomeownerJackie Corley, Walsh GroupQUICK FACTS: Rebuilding Together, a longtime, charitable partner of Sears, is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing that provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs and revitalizes the communities in which they live.Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year; including 1,228 veteran households in 2017.Now through April 28, 2018, Sears is encouraging Shop Your Way members and customers to give back to the men and women who served our country by donating to Heroes at Home at their local Sears store or via online at a link at sears.com/heroesathome.Our affiliate is able to leverage our volunteer labor and in-kind donations to achieve approximately $4 worth of work for every $1 donation we receive.last_img

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