LEWISTON — Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit that provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, will have its annual National Rebuilding Month this April.
Nearly 40,000 volunteers will serve in more than 1,600 affiliate-led rebuild projects throughout National Rebuilding Month.
Rebuilding Together L/A will host volunteers to repair 10 homes in the Lewiston-Auburn area during National Rebuilding Month.
Throughout April, Rebuilding Together affiliates and volunteers will serve veterans, older adults, low-income families with children, and victims of disaster by providing them with a variety of critical home repairs. The repairs are provided free of charge to the homeowners who, often faced with diminishing resources, must choose food and medicine over critical home repairs — choices that, over time, can lead to crumbling foundations, dangerously sagging roofs, and windows and doors that can’t be securely shut.
“The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has indicated at least 30 million homes have one or more health hazards present,” said Caroline Blakely, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “National Rebuilding Month is an opportunity to educate communities on the close relationship of health and housing, to highlight the critical need for our home repair services and to call individuals to action until we ensure every person has a safe and healthy home.”
National Rebuilding Month will culminate of National Rebuilding Day, Saturday, April 29, and will engage volunteers in a concerted effort to complete repairs on homes, nonprofit facilities, and community spaces.
FMI: rebuildingtogether.org/nrm, #RebuildingMonth.