For the 28th year, Rebuilding Together Mountain Communities has done its part in bringing the generosity of this close-knit community to those home owners who need help with critical repairs to their homes, and restore their hope that they may continue to live “warm, safe, and dry” in them.
This Rebuilding Day (April 30), was the first Rebuilding Day in a couple of years. We were able to return to normal and have our full festivities. It was so enjoyable to be able to have our non-trade volunteers back again and all be together before the work-day in the morning and to gather together in the evening after the day and celebrate with everyone. Oh how I did enjoy eating Thacker’s spaghetti dinner again! It is such a crucial part of what we do, to share our joy, smiles and laughter with one another as we celebrate the great and lasting positive effect we had on our community.
For those needed repairs that cannot wait for a Rebuilding Day, we have our Emergency Repair program and our Safety program that we operate year-round. With these two programs we serve as many as 50 homeowners annually with grab bars, rails, water heaters, furnaces, electrical repairs, plumbing repairs, roofing repairs, etc. In some cases, we have helped people who have been without hot water and or heat for months. Using only preferred-licensed contractors with these two programs we perform the majority of the repairs we do annually.
Our motto is “Warm, Safe, & Dry”. With that as our guide, over the years, we have touched the lives of hundreds of people in need and given so many selfless people a venue to express their love and generosity to so many who desperately need it. Our hope is, as we refurbish homes, that we positively change the lives of all involved.
I am so very grateful to all those who gave from the heart and made this year a success.
I am looking forward to another great year. So, do yourself a favor on the last Saturday in April, “Come out, pitch in, and bless a neighbor in need.”