600 Volunteers Rehabilitate 15 Homes as a Part of Rebuilding Together’s National Project Day May 9

Written by: Rebuilding Together Fox Valley
May 5, 2015

For Immediate Release
APPLETON, WI – – Rebuilding Together Fox Valley, a nonprofit with a vision of a safe and healthy home for every person will hold its 15th annual National Rebuilding Day on Saturday, May 9. National Rebuilding Day is the organization’s nationwide call to provide safe and healthy homes for America’s low-income homeowners and families across the country.

For the past 14 years Rebuilding Together Fox Valley has brought volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of the growing population of low-income homeowners in need, completing hundreds of critical home repair and community improvement projects.

This year Rebuilding Together Fox Valley will complete 15 projects on National Rebuilding Day, bringing together over 600 volunteers to serve low-income homeowners and community partners throughout the Fox Cities. In addition to helping 14 homeowners they we will be collaborating with the Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway to rehab a historic Lockkeepers home at 220 Mill Street in Little Chute. This site alone will have over 50 community volunteers working on Project Day.

Corporations and individuals throughout our community sponsor homes and organize teams of unskilled and skilled tradespeople to work together on these homes and community projects. The “Presenting Sponsors” this year are the J.J. Keller Foundation and Thrivent Financial. The Home and Community Sponsors are: Bongers Family and Friends, St. Elizabeth Hospital, U.S. Venture, Capital Credit Union, Guardian Life Insurance, Nestle Pizza Division, Fox Communities Credit Union, Bassett Mechanical, SCA Tissue, August Winters & Sons, Prospera Credit Union, Bemis Company, Community First Credit Union and Associated Bank.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, there are 5.2 million homeowners who live in deteriorating, physically inadequate homes that threaten their wellbeing. Therefore, the demand for Rebuilding Together’s services continues to grow as limited income homeowners, faced with diminishing resources, must choose food and medicine over critical home repairs, choices that, over time, lead to crumbling foundations, dangerously sagging roofs, and windows and doors that can’t be secured for their own safety.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Rebuilding Together Fox Valley project or serving as a volunteer on a home in 2016, please contact the office at 920-730-2156, or visit the website at www.rtfv.org.