Rebuilding Together Omaha Fixes WWII Veteran’s Home

Posted on Nov 7, 2013

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NEWS RELEASE

November 4, 2013

Media Contact:
Deborah Trivitt, APR
402.598.7804

Sears Heroes at Home Program Funds Renovations to make home safe for ailing veteran.

Who

Ted Morton, WWII Navy veteran of the Pacific Theater

What

Rebuilding Together Omaha volunteers will assist workers from T. Hurt Construction to complete repairs to Mr. Morton’s utility room, bath and kitchen. The work will include framing, plumbing and electrical repairs.

When

Rebuilding Together volunteers will begin demolition Tuesday, Nov. 5. T. Hurt Construction will install new flooring, cabinetry and complete major repairs on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9. Installation of existing appliances and painting will be Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 11 and 12.

Where

4224 Curtis Ave., Omaha, Neb.

Background

During World War II Ted Morton, 88, was responsible for getting supplies from ships to the Marines fighting on Okinawa. Now Morton needs the help of Rebuilding Together Omaha so he can remain in his small North Omaha home. The work on Morton’s home is funded through a grant from the Sears Heroes at Home Program.

Moisture from rain and snow as well as plumbing leaks have contributed to the deterioration of the home’s utility, bath and kitchen floors. The resulting mold has probably contributed to Morton’s health issues. Rebuilding Together replaced the leaking roof this summer. To make the home safe and healthy for Morton, Rebuilding Together Omaha volunteers from St. Stephen the Martyr Church and tradesmen employed by Andy Hearn, owner of T. Hurt Construction, a member of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), will replace the rotted flooring, repair fixtures and walls. Plumbing and electrical work will be repaired and brought up to city code.

Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community starts at home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modification and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes at no cost to the homeowners. Please visit us at www.rebuildingtogetheromaha.org

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