Each year on the last Saturday in April, Rebuilding Together Loudoun County works to help families in need by completing home repairs, but sometimes the work takes a little longer.
That was the case with two projects the volunteer group tackled this year. Two Sterling homes needed bathroom repairs, ceiling repair, flooring, and outside trench work—more than the foundation could fund on its own. The organization applied to Lowe’s Home Improvement for grants. In late June, Rebuilding Together Loudoun County was selected as one of 30 national affiliates as a Lowe’s grant recipient for the spring of 2018. The money was sufficient to provide most of the repairs for both homes before the fall weather set in.
The first home was difficult for the two residents to navigate with their walkers and wheelchairs because of water damage to the floors in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Housing five residents, the second Sterling home also had bathrooms in disrepair and mold. Outside, the driveway was cracked and warped and doorframes and window had rotting wood. Raccoons infested the attic.
A team of volunteers worked with a local contractor for the extensive repairs, completing the work last month.
“We would not have been able to take on projects of this scale beyond the skills of our volunteers and the limited contributions revenue of our treasury, if it wasn’t for the generous Lowe’s Spring 2018 Grant,” said Jegnish Goda, chairman of Rebuilding Together Loudoun County.
Rebuilding Together Loudoun County formed in 1992and makes free home repairs for low-income homeowners, especially the elderly, the disabled, and families with children in Loudoun County. The goal is to help these homeowners continue living independently in a dry, warm and safe place.Learn more at rebuildingtogetherloudoun.weebly.com.