Rebuilding Together Offers Assistance to Homeowners

By: Rebuilding Together-Valparaiso Last Updated: September 15, 2010

Valparaiso homeowners who are low-income, elderly or disabled and who would benefit from repairs or renovations to their homes are encouraged to apply for assistance from Rebuilding Together-Valparaiso. RT-Valpo-new

Hundreds of volunteers will work on a wide variety of home repair and revitalization projects during Rebuilding Together-Valparaiso’s 22nd annual Work Day, taking place April 16, 2011. Those eligible for assistance must own and live in the home being worked on, meet federal low-income guidelines or be disabled or elderly.

Applications are available at Valparaiso City Hall, 166 Lincolnway, or may be downloaded at www.rebuildingtogethervalparaiso.org. Applications should be turned in by Oct. 31 to Rebuilding Together-Valparaiso, 166 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Those who don't have access to a computer and who can't leave home to get an application can have one mailed to their home by calling (219) 548-4827.

We know the dramatic difference that the helping hands of Rebuilding Together volunteers make in our neighbors’ quality of life,” said Jeffrey Lamb, president of Rebuilding Together-Valparaiso and a local Thrivent Financial consultant. “We have a tremendous need for caring and compassionate people who can donate time and resources to help struggling families continue to be able to live in their homes in safety, warmth and comfort.

Watch interviews with homeowners and volunteers during Work Day 2010 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf7eWfvs_uM.

For more information about Rebuilding Together-Valparaiso or to make financial contributions or volunteer, visit www.rebuildingtogethervalparaiso.org, e-mail info@rebuildingtogethervalparaiso.org, call (219) 548-4827, or write to Rebuilding Together-Valparaiso, Valparaiso City Hall, 166 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Gifts are tax-deductible. Become a Facebook fan by searching for Rebuilding Together Valparaiso.

Rebuilding Together is the nation’s largest volunteer organization preserving and revitalizing low-income homes and communities. Since 1990, Rebuilding Together-Valparaiso, formerly known as Christmas in April, has brought volunteers together throughout the community to help approximately 300 elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners.