Rebuilding Together Omaha Prepares for National Rebuilding Day on April 26 with Hundreds of Volunteers

Posted on Apr 10, 2014
Rebuilding Together Omaha Prepares for National Rebuilding Day on April 26 with Hundreds of Volunteers

One of Nearly 200 Rebuilding Together Affiliates Preserve Housing and Stabilize Neighborhoods through an Annual Initiative

Omaha, Nebraska; April 14, 2014 – Rebuilding Together Omaha, a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home, is preparing to make a significant difference to the Omaha community on National Rebuilding Day, April 26.

Rebuilding Together Omaha is engaging local volunteers and team leaders to rehabilitate 25 homes, at no cost to the homeowner. The volunteers — trained craftsmen, union plumbers, carpenters and electricians, corporate volunteer teams, churches and fraternal organizations —  will clean, paint, patch and repair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Extensive work will be taking place throughout the homes to ensure they are safe, healthy, warm and energy efficient, including plumbing and electrical repairs, weatherization, mitigation of trip or fall hazards, accessibility modifications for bathrooms or entryways, and limited aesthetic assistance such as carpet, paint or yardwork, just to name a few.

38th Street, between Pratt and Spaulding, will be the location of Rebuilding Together Omaha’s “mini-BlockRebuild”. Five homes on this one block will receive repairs and modifications, improving the living situation for the homeowners and the overall value of the block as a whole.

Rebuilding Day is supported locally by our year-round foundational sponsors, including Lozier Foundation, Weitz Investment Management, Inc., Gary and Mary West Foundation, Mammel Foundation, Scott Family Foundation and The Enrichment Foundation, as well as our Rebuilding Day Community and Neighborhood supporters, including Wells Fargo, Bank of the West, Booz Allen Hamilton, First National Bank Omaha and Methodist Health System.

Lynette Farhart, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Omaha, states, “We are so grateful for the support from our community on National Rebuilding Day. Not only are we helping elderly and disabled homeowners live in healthier and safer homes, we are revitalizing the neighborhoods where they live. We could not do this without the generous support from our sponsors and help from our volunteers.“

Rebuilding Together Omaha, along with nearly 200 fellow Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country, and with the help of more than 50,000 volunteers nationwide, will rehabilitate and improve low-income homeowners’ homes at no cost. Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide will instill newly restored hope and memories in communities as numerous rehabilitations occur on a single day to create high-impact momentum for the rest of the year.

About Rebuilding Together Omaha

Rebuilding Together Omaha serves elderly or permanently disabled homeowners east of 52nd Street in Omaha with no-cost home repairs and accessibility modifications.  Our goal is to allow these senior and disabled citizens to age-in-place and to live in warmth, safety, and independence. Visit www.rebuildingtogetheromaha.org for more information and to make a donation for this and other Rebuilding Together projects.