On May 21st, Rebuilding Together Omaha, as part of Omaha Gives!, has a goal to “Turn the Lights On” for the homeowners we serve.
We want to shine the light on the home repairs and accessibility modifications that are necessary to help low-income elderly or permanently disabled homeowners live in safety, warmth and independence.
Below, you can read examples of the work Rebuilding Together Omaha completes in homes here in our community. Throughout the day, you’ll receive updates on our progress in lighting up the entire house…
Bedroom: A donation of $10 will light up a bedroom. Consider a screwdriver, some new hardware, a volunteer, and a stronger, more supportive handrail up the stairs.
Playroom: $20. Glazing a window can insulate it from the outside heat and cold, ensuring more energy-efficiency and lower utility costs.
Living room: $30. An electrician can provide a service call to fix a sparking outlet.
Office: $50. A leaking roof can cause the need for repairs to warped drywall or crumbling plaster.
Kitchen: A $100 donation will light up the kitchen. Vinyl flooring that’s chipped and torn, causing a trip and fall hazard, can be removed and replaced.
Bedroom: $250. As homes age and settle, the steps can start to become uneven and dangerous to ascend.
Entryway: $500 will light up the entryway. Think of a crumbling front porch or sinking foundation, causing accessibility issues for many already with limited mobility.
Bathroom: $1000.The need for grab bars near the toilet and a tub cutout for accessibility to bathing are all necessary adjustments as we age.
Basement: $2500 will light up the basement. Consider a floor joist, rotted by termite damage, causing the floor to sag.
Attic: A donation of $5000 will light up the attic. A roof repair or replacement is often the most costly work that Rebuilding Together Omaha completes for homeowners, but can be critical to restoring the warmth and security of a home.
Throughout Omaha Gives!, we’ll share updates on the rooms that have been brightened through your support, so follow our Facebook page, watch for our emails, and consider which rooms you’d like to support on May 21st!