Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee (RTGM), an affiliate of the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, and its sponsors, prepare for Rebuilding Together’s Rebuilding Day Saturday May 18th, 2013. Recipients of our services are 280 senior citizens, people with disabilities and veterans who own their own homes.
Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee with sponsorships from Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, Tri-City National Bank, Gilbane Building Company, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., Gross Heating, Associated Bank, Brandon’s Toolshed and the RTGM Board members are engaging in the culmination of a year’s worth of planning, volunteer recruitment and sponsorship partnership to change homeowners’ lives across the county. RTGM will restore hope and memories in communities as numerous rehabilitations occur on a single day contributing to our high-impact momentum of 280 homes the rest of the year.
This significant work is done over the course of one day to make homes safer and more functional, enhancing the quality of life for Milwaukee’s low-income homeowners. Hundreds of volunteers devote their time and skills by providing free home repairs. Such repairs ensure these homeowners a safe home, benefit the neighborhoods in which they live, and in turn the economic sustainability of the community they call home.
Extensive repair and rehabilitation work will be taking place throughout 9 homes, Saturday May 18th, on National Rebuilding Day, examples of the types of projects being completed include: painting, plaster repairs, minor plumbing, replacing & installing handrails, new flooring, drywall repair and installation, new lighting, the installation of several accessibility modifications and assistive devices (e.g., wheelchair ramp construction, grab bars), porch repairs and installations, water heaters, and new appliances just to name a few.
“Rebuilding Together believes in serving our nation’s homeowners and families, many who live at or below the poverty line and lack the discretional resources to address their critical home needs,” said Lynnea Katz-Petted, CEO, “RTGM positively impacts the lives of deserving homeowners by making it possible for them to remain in their homes. Additionally National Rebuilding Month brings national attention to the plight of homeowners and impacts countless communities through incredible acts of volunteerism.”