Rebuilding Together Richmond is a home repair non-profit that rehabilitates damaged and unsafe properties, serving disabled and elderly homeowners who are not able to sufficiently rehabilitate or maintain their home. Decrepit homes that have ceased to be safely livable may need extensive renovation; Rebuilding Together mobilizes manual labor volunteers to improve the construction. In other instances, the task is small but the impact enormous: for a disabled resident, specialized railings or ramps may make the difference between remaining independent in one's home and being obliged to seek institutional care; Rebuilding Together relies on the expertise of occupational therapists to design these components. Rebuilding Together is a national collection of 200+ affiliates who revitalize the residential infrastructure of local communities, and the Richmond office was established in 1992. Since then, Rebuilding Together Richmond has rehabilitated more than 1000 homes. Executive Director Amy King urges Richmonders to volunteer for National Rebuilding Day (April 27, 2013). Rebuilding Together Richmond is concerned with supporting those who need support, and thus concentrates on low-income neighborhoods, where homeowners, volunteers, and communities can benefit the most from Richmond's transformation, block-by block. For more information, visit http://rebuildingtogetherrichmond.org/.
Elaine Summerfield, host
Andrew Hawes and Jay Westermann, sound engineers