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2016 Year in Review

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County transforms the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities.  2016 was another big year!  With your support, we were able to provide the critical repairs and accessibility modifications needed for 120 low-income homeowners to remain in the homes and neighborhoods they love.

In 2016, we made repairs to 120 homes and improved four nonprofit facilities and community spaces.  We partnered with more than 800 volunteers who dedicated more than 4,000 hours of time to help our neighbors in need.  Together, we served 214 residents and clients served by the nonprofit facilities and community spaces.

We helped Tanya, a 55-year-old single mom with two children, including a 24-year-old son (John) who has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair with a breathing tube and feeding tube. We renovated John’s bedroom and bathroom, allowing him to bathe safely. We also built a ramp, which will make it possible for the family to remain in their home and keep John home. In her thank you note, Tanya said, “This ramp will help more than you know. John will be able to get out more without a struggle…Between bath time and bed time you have made my life easy again.”                       

Homeowner Demographics

  • The homeowners we served had an average income of $25,041, which is less than 50% of the Area Median Income (considered very low-income).
  • On average, the homeowners we served have lived in their homes for more than 20 years.
  • 57% of the people we helped are individuals living with a disability.
  • 44% of the people we helped are over the age of 65.

Our hard-working volunteers built a ramp for Barbara and Nick in Corinth.  Barbara wrote us a thank you note, “To the men who built such a wonderful ramp at our home, I have been enjoying being out in the ‘sun,’ well, when it’s out! It has allowed me access to the yard and the garage. Henry has Alzheimer’s and it allows me to help do a few things around the yard. Thank you guys again. And, you should get a medal for your helping hands.”

Thanks for Bringing Mike Home!

Thanks again for helping us modify Mike Shpur’s home! We wanted to share this wonderful thank you note from Mike and Cindy: “We feel like an angel landed on our shoulder when your organization stepped in. Everyone was truly amazing and generous with their time. The bathroom, bedroom and the floors look beautiful. Mike will have a very nice bedroom. Thank you for the ramp and everything you did. We will never forget your generosity.”

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars – House Captain training on 4/5, new volunteer orientation on 4/12, & community work days on 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13!

Please email us at Michelle@RTSaratoga.org to sign up. New volunteer? Please complete our volunteer application.

Lowe’s Supports Repairs

Thanks to a generous grant from Lowe’s, we were recently able to providing substantial rehabilitation and repairs for a single mother living in a mobile home park.  Repairs included updating plumbing and electrical, replacing windows, insulating, repairing walls, and replacing cabinets and countertops in the kitchen.  This work will ensure that the homeowner and her family will have a warm, safe and healthy home!

Thanks to General Electric!

We recently partnered with more than 20 volunteers from General Electric Research & Development and Power & Water to provide clean up and repair services for 10 low-income homeowners in a mobile home park in Greenfield.

Volunteers spent the day raking leaves, cleaning up trash and debris, planting flowers, landscaping, and providing minor repairs for mobile home park homeowners.  Thank you to General Electric for your support of this important project!

Helping Neighbors

Check out this great article by Capital Region Building and Design!  Thank you for supporting our work!

Showcase of Homes

We are positively thrilled to be part of another Saratoga Showcase of Homes this year!  Check out this article from Toga Tattlers in the Saratogian!

 

 

Giving Thanks

Executive Director Michelle Larkin thanks our sponsors and volunteers for their hard work and dedication.  The article is available here.