District 4 Councilman Rey Saldaña and volunteers with Rebuilding Together San Antonio will join forces to bring home repairs to disadvantaged, elderly and disabled homeowners on Saturday, September 28. During the one-day event they will repair and restore five homes in District 4. Repairs will be done at no cost to the homeowner.
"I am happy to partner with Rebuilding Together in bringing hope and revitalization to families and homes in my district. Impacting the lives of these residents in such a positive way strengthens our community and allows the power of volunteerism to penetrate to the grass roots level," Councilman Saldaña said. "I look forward to working hand in hand with the hundreds of volunteers from all over San Antonio."
Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading non-profit volunteer organization restoring and rehabilitating America’s low-income houses and communities. Volunteers, both skilled and unskilled, work with homeowners to make their homes safe, warm and livable. Repairs include carpentry, plumbing, electrical, plastering, painting, weather-stripping, roof repairs, locksmithing, trash removal and yard clean up. Many homes also receive handicapped features like ramps and grab bars in bathrooms.
Since the program started in San Antonio in 1994, the local agency has rehabilitated more than 500 homes with more than 14,500 volunteers donating more than 45,000 hours of service. The work is done at no cost to the homeowner and is paid for by in-kind and cash donations from local businesses, foundations, corporations, associations, and individuals.
Those involved with the non-profit agency include local builders and remodeling contractors, financial institutions, energy companies and a general cross section of the San Antonio community. Rebuilding Together San Antonio is affiliated with Rebuilding Together USA in Washington, D.C. There are more than 250 affiliates across the United States.