Site stories on some of our recipients:
Bridget in South Boston
Bridget and her husband purchased their home over seventeen years ago and raised five children. Her husband, a seventy-eight year old Korean War veteran, developed Alzheimer's and was recently moved to a nursing home. Bridget, who is seventy-seven years old, has breathing issues from COPD. She lives in the two-family home along with daughter and a tenant, but due to age and limited income she cannot make the needed repairs to keep her residence healthy and safe, especially for an elderly person. Gutters are falling off causing leaks in the home, windows have cracks letting in the cold air, and there are home modifications for the elderly needed.
Della in Dorchester
Della, a 63 year-old single woman, lives in the home left to her and her five siblings by their mother who took in foster children and was active in her community. Della, who is the primary caretaker of the home, has lived there all of her life. Her brother, a former Marine, lives in the home with her. Della suffers from seizures and back problems which are the result of injuries she suffered from her former work in the construction industry. Due to financial setbacks and illness, she has not been able to maintain the home.
Pine Street Inn Housing, Jamaica Plain
The site is a former school converted by the Pine Street Inn in the late 1980’s into permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless people. People in their 20’s to 80’s, some disabled, live in their own rooms with a shared kitchen and living room on each of the three floors. There are currently 50 tenants, both men and women, living on-site.
United Cerebral Palsy Assn. Housing, Jamaica Plain
UCP’s commitment is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities. This site is an independent living and non-independent living site for residents with significant disabilities. The group home has six apartments and four individual bedrooms.
Rebuilding Together affiliates around the country are busy ensuring safe and healthy affordable housing and stabilizing neighborhoods this month, bringing corporate sponsors and thousands of volunteers together in communities east to west.
In Boston, Rebuilding Together Boston’s volunteer teams from: Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Society of Architects, Citywide Contracting, Cornell University Alumni Association, DiMella Shaffer, Gilbane Building Company, Greenpark Mortgage, a Division of Berkshire Bank, New England Patriots, Pro Teck Valuation Services, Sea-Dar Construction, Starbucks Coffee Company and Carpenters Women's Committee along with many individual volunteers will be working at 8 sites located in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Hyde Park, South End and South Boston on Saturday, April 27th.
Over 250 skilled and unskilled volunteers will be repairing and renovating the homes of four low-income Boston homeowners and their families; two housing facilities of the Pine Street Inn and United Cerebral Palsy; an after-school and out-of-school childcare facility of Ellis Memorial; and, one civic site, Curtis Hall, which is a community center serving the City’s youth, families and the elderly.
With the help of our major sponsors:
Bank of America, Blue Hills Bank, BNY Mellon, Booz Allen Hamilton, Gilbane Building Company, The Home Depot Foundation, Jacobs Family, Pro Teck Valuation Services and Sears Holdings and supporting sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, DiMella Shaffer, Greenpark Mortgage and Starbucks Coffee Company
Rebuilding Together Boston will be making home modifications for the elderly to improve their safety and security; energy efficient improvements to provide greater warmth and lower energy bills for our low-income recipients; repairs to roofs and gutters to prevent further leaks and mold; improved bathrooms and kitchens; and, building a vegetable/flower garden for the elderly to teach them how to garden and grow their own produce; among other repair and renovation projects.
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We are looking forward to a great day of service on the 27th. Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers for their gifts of time, talent and funding support which will help improve the quality of life for all those we serve.