Rebuilding Together’s vision is a safe and healthy home for every person. In 2006, over 267,000 volunteers in more than 1,800 communities across the country will pick up hammers, paint brushes, saws and other tools to rehabilitate over 8,900 homes and community centers, schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and other non-profit facilities.
Homes like those of Ms. Evelyn: Ms. Evelyn is 69 years old, a double amputee. Wheelchair bound, she lives with her daughter in Washington, DC. She was confined to her living room which served as her bedroom. She was unable to take a bath or use the bathroom in privacy. Ms. Evelyn had to call her neighbors or family to carry her outside…she was a prisoner in her own home.
Rebuilding Together and its team of volunteers converted the house into a wheelchair accessible home, installed widened doors in the hallways and bathroom and gave Ms. Evelyn back her privacy, dignity and independence.