Mayor's Day of Service
Make a Difference Day
RTGLA NRD 2011
Welcome to Rebuilding Together in Southern California
Help our Los Angeles Marathon Team raise money to support Rebuilding Together in Southern California. Our 20 runners have trained hard and are ready for the 26.2 mile challenge on March 17th. The only thing remaining is for you to
Rebuilding Together is the nation's largest volunteer home repair organization in the country. Across Southern California, Rebuilding Together affiliates are dramatically changing neighborhoods and lives by helping deserving homeowners live independently in comfort and safety. Rebuilding Together provides home repair and modification services to low-income homeowner-residents from Ventura County to San Diego and from Greater Los Angeles to the San Bernardino Mountain communities.
Southern California has over a million households with persons 65 years of age or older. Falls are a major source of injury and hospitalization for seniors. Approximately 78 percent of all falls occur in or around the home, and for seniors, falls are the number one cause of injury-related death. Home safety repairs and minor modifications can prevent many falls, but elderly homeowners often cannot afford fixing the deteriorating and unsafe conditions in their homes.
Rebuilding Together is dedicated to addressing those conditions through home repairs and modifications performed by community volunteers, corporations, civic and faith groups and many more. Rebuilding Together affiliates in southern California are improving the safety, health, and quality of life for low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners across our region. Since 1991, RT groups have organized over 37,500 volunteers to repair more than 2100 homes of low-income families, all at no cost to the resident homeowners
One of the most recent projects was completed on Saturday, December 1, in Huntington Beach. Volunteers took advantage of a break in the rain to paint the exterior of the cinder-block building that has been the home (upstairs) and machine shop (1st floor) of Jack E (88) since he built it 45 years ago. Jack, a WWII Navy vet with impaired vision due to macular degeneration and cataracts, finally agreed to allow his neighbor, a long-time RT House Captain, to lead a volunteer group and paint his home. There was one condition of that approval... Jack insisted on providing the paint!