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Stories from Irma: Rebuilding Together Broward, "Having the right tools make all the difference!"

October 09, 2017

“Having the right tools make all the difference!”

Rebuilding Together Broward under the direction of Robin Martin, daily works towards the goals of “healthy homes and communities” as well as home safety, and community revitalization. But without proper tools, this goal can seem impossible. Knowing that Irma would cause immense destruction to low income families and communities, they reached out to us at NCF asking for their own pick up truck, previously at the mercy of renting and borrowing, we gifted them enough money to purchase a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500. Since Irma, they have been full steam ahead, partnering partnered with United Way, and Emergency Management Services to identify elderly and disabled homeowners who need assistance. In the past two weeks alone they have helped over 20 homeowners, remove trees, mend roof damage, and provide services minor home repairs. They’ve also been able to connect professional help for a single elderly woman who’s entire ceiling caved in due to a faulty repair several years ago, as well as provide home improvements for veterans. 


How can you help now?

With a waiting list of over 30 names and requests, the “to-do list” isn’t getting any easier; and they are in need of skilled labor for roof repairs and A/C repairs, or partnerships with companies who are willing to provide these services for senior citizens who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford these immense costs.

Due to an overwhelming support from volunteers and growing relationships with partners, they are looking Program Coordinator to manage projects, as well as coordinate all volunteers. Although they currently don’t have the full means, they are stepping out in faith in November and committing to hire this position at $30-$35K a year. They are also still prayerfully seeking God’s guidance as they search for the right person to fill this position.

 

Learn more about Rebuilding Together Broward and how you can get involved!

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