|Rebuilding Together update
Rebuilding Together Rohnert Park-Cotati values the partnerships maintained with the community to help keep people safe and healthy in their homes. The vision of a safe and healthy home does not come without thoughtful planning to maximize the resources available at the best cost without sacrificing the quality of the work being performed.
The RT Safe and Healthy Homes Initiative is dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income homeowners though its home modifications and energy efficiency programs. Safe and Healthy Homes allows our most vulnerable homeowners increased mobility and the opportunity to age in place in their home, a feeling of safety, security and independence within the home, increased physical comfort in their home, savings on monthly utility bills creating more disposable income to meet daily needs.
To date, RTRPC has received more than 15 applications for consideration for Rebuild Day 2010 (April 24). The success of RTRPC and the ability to serve the applicants is dependent upon skilled and unskilled volunteers, donors, and sponsors willing to adopt a RTRPC project.
A project involves making a variety of necessary repairs and alterations to the home of a low-income elderly or physically challenged homeowner that is physically or financially able to make the repairs. Sponsoring a project involves financing the repairs and enlisting employees to volunteer their time to work on the project.
The benefits to the sponsoring organization include, but are not limited to:
• An immediate and positive impact on the life of the homeowner and the volunteer.
• A great team building and community leadership opportunity for the employees
• Demonstrates the sponsors’ commitment to community service
• Improves and helps preserve the affordable housing stock
These are challenging times, we all have the opportunity to become part of the solution and ease the burden of the low-income elderly and physically challenged homeowners in our community. For more information on RTRPC visit www.rtrpc.org or call the office at 792-2650.