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Rebuilding Together Peoria to transform 8 homes

PEORIA -- Rebuilding Together Peoria will host volunteers to repair 8 homes and one nonprofit agency in Peoria during National Rebuilding Month.

Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit organization with a mission to repair the homes of people in need and revitalize our communities. The organization is celebrating its annual National Rebuilding Month this April.

Throughout April, Rebuilding Together affiliates and volunteers will serve veterans, older adults, families with children and victims of disaster by providing them with a variety of critical, safe and healthy home repairs, including: flooring repairs and replacement, weatherization repairs, roof and handrail replacements, accessibility modifications, painting, landscaping and other major home rehabilitations. The repairs are provided free of charge to neighbors in need, who are often faced with diminishing resources and must choose food and medicine over critical home repairs. Over time, neglect of maintenance can lead to crumbling foundations, dangerously sagging roofs and windows and doors that can’t be securely shut. 

"What began as a grassroots effort to repair homes and revitalize communities is now a nationwide movement to ensure everyone can live in a safe home and community," said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "Through the work of our dedicated rebuilders, we are able to positively impact the lives of our neighbors in need during the month of April and throughout the year."

National Rebuilding Month will culminate on National Rebuilding Day, Saturday April, 27, and will engage volunteers to complete repairs on homes, nonprofit facilities and community spaces to bring immediate, transformational change to communities across America on the same day.


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