Rebuilding Together and the City of Green Assists Low-Income Seniors with Home Repairs and Modifications
Applications are now being accepted for 2015 program
GREEN, OH. – Rebuilding Together Greater Cuyahoga Valley, an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, Inc., is bringing help to those in need in the City of Green. Applications for projects in the City of Green are currently being accepted for 2015.
The City of Green has partnered with Rebuilding Together since 2006 to provide residents in Green with needed home renovations and modifications to ensure their homes are safe environments. To provide these services, volunteers from the community and local contractors team up with Rebuilding Together to assist the elderly, disabled, veterans and low-income families in need. To learn more about the program and who qualifies for assistance, visit www.rebuildingtogether-sc.org or contact Rebuilding Together at (330) 773-4100.
Since the City of Green has partnered with Rebuilding Together, the City has invested more than $150,000 to repair wells, replace roofs, restore water lines, upgrade heating systems and implement programs that help keep residents safe in their homes.
"Each year City Council approves a budget for this program and many of our council members volunteer their time on Rebuilding Together Day and see firsthand the benefits it provides,” said Sarah Haring, Community Development Administrator for the City of Green. “We are grateful for this program that has benefited so many of our residents over the years."
Each April, the City hosts a Rebuilding Together Day when volunteers and contractors come together to complete a renovation project in one day. Last year, City employees donated their time on a Saturday to assist in remodeling an elderly woman’s home to include updating the deck and stairs into the house, painting, installing grab bars and updating the bathroom and kitchen.
“On last year’s Rebuilding Together Day, we completed one home that had multiple renovation needs; however, most years we do small projects such as installing a wheelchair ramp or grab bars or fix broken stairs,” said Haring. “We also fund projects that are contractor installed such as upgrading a furnace or installing a new roof.”
“It’s all about giving back and helping our elderly and disabled neighbors who really need us,” said Paul Holm, executive director of Rebuilding Together Greater Cuyahoga Valley. "Rebuilding Together captures the spirit of what our community is all about. It brings together donors, corporations, civic groups, government, and religious organizations to improve the lives and homes of homeowners in need."
In 2015, the entire community can support the work of these wonderful groups by sponsoring a project. To learn more about volunteer opportunities or how your company can support the program, call Rebuilding Together at (330) 773-4100 or Sarah Haring, community development administrator for the City of Green at 330-896-6614.
Interested homeowners are encouraged to contact Rebuilding Together as soon as possible to acquire an application. Homeowners are served on a first-come, first-served basis and must meet basic eligibility requirements.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled tradespeople, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to energy efficiency, veteran’s housing, aging in place, and disaster reconstruction. For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.
About Rebuilding Together Greater Cuyahoga Valley
Rebuilding Together has been serving Summit County and surrounding communities for 19 years, utilizing the support of thousands of volunteers and serving more than 2,500 homeowners. Rebuilding Together Greater Cuyahoga Valley continues to generate support for low-income families, the elderly, the disabled, members of the military, and veterans and their families by providing home repairs, improvements or modifications. To find out more about Rebuilding Together Greater Cuyahoga Valley, how to refer a family, or how you can help, please visit www.rebuildingtogether-sc.org or call 330-773-4100.
You can also follow Rebuilding Together Greater Cuyahoga Valley on Twitter @Rebuild2gthrGCV or “like us” on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/RebuildingTogetherGreaterCuyahogaValley.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio