NEW MILFORD — Rebuilding Together Litchfield County is preparing for their annual Rebuild Day on Saturday, April 27. Teams of volunteers will spread out across Litchfield County — from Winsted and into Sherman in Fairfield County — to make repairs on houses for elderly homeowners.
Rebuilding Together Litchfield County is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, volunteer organization dedicated to helping low-income persons over 60, who reside in their own homes, to make repairs that will make their homes warm and safe. Over the past 15 years Rebuilding Together has helped over 241 applicants and 387 persons in 35 different Litchfield County towns, three different Fairfield County towns, and two nonprofit organizations. Skilled contractors, assisted by volunteers, have made 1,636 different repairs with a value totaling $634,386 in hours volunteered.
Projects have included roofs, windows, septic systems, doors, handicapped access to basements and bathrooms, walkways and much more. One of the important programs featured by Rebuilding Together is the “25” assessment. The “25” priority list assesses and makes corrections so that the home is dry, clean, pest-free, ventilated and maintained. The checklist ensures that the home has smoke and carbon dioxide detectors, grab bars and hand rails where needed as well as working appliances, furnace and water heater.
Volunteers have made a huge impact on the amount of work that Rebuilding can do, and more volunteers are always needed. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 960-350-2290.