As an organization, Rebuilding Together is deeply connected to our communities and works every day to improve the safety and health of our neighbors. In these times of crisis, our work of providing critical home repairs to ensure the safety and health of our low-income neighbors including families with young children, seniors, people with disabilities, and other at-risk populations is needed more than ever. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), community preparedness for COVID-19 should include older adults and people with disabilities and the organizations that support them, to ensure their needs are met.
Rebuilding Together serves these incredibly vulnerable populations and is often the primary resource delivering emergency home repairs to these groups. We are monitoring the spread of COVID-19, taking precautions to protect high-risk individuals and families and preparing for increased demand and new ways of delivering our services. The costs and efforts associated with providing these services and protecting these vulnerable populations from COVID-19 require additional emergency funding. Everyone in this country should have a decent place to live, especially in times of crisis, and that is why we are asking for your help.
Our community work during the spread of COVID-19
As a cautionary measure we have decided to postpone volunteer projects altogether until the virus outbreak subsides. But we cannot and will not let the threat of COVID-19 prevent seniors, low-income families with young children and people with disabilities from accessing emergency home repairs they need to stay safe in their home during these unprecedented times. Your support can help secure the resources needed to efficiently serve the most vulnerable members of our communities, including help with:
The COVID-19 Emergency Repairs Fund
Support the Rebuilding Together COVID-19 emergency repairs fund to help local communities across the country meet the increased demand for critical home repairs that keep our seniors and families safe and healthy. Donated funds will provide home repairs and modifications that will allow elderly, low-income and other at-risk populations to safely shelter in place, perform status checks on elderly populations and helping them access food and medicine. Together we can work to support our neighbors in need and prevent visits to already overwhelmed hospitals.
Following CDC Recommendations
We at Rebuilding Together are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and are actively consulting with national disaster relief organizations and federal and local health departments, including closely following the CDC recommendations. If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because of a serious long-term health problem, it is important you to take actions to reduce risk of getting sick with the disease.Populations at higher risk of getting sick from COVID-19 should:
Every person if they get sick should have a plan to:
Many seniors, families with young children and other at-risk populations in our communities depend on services and support provided in their homes or community to maintain their health and independence. Together we can work to support our neighbors in need and prevent visits to already overwhelmed hospitals.