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Rebuilding Together Celebrating 25 Years On National Rebuilding Day

Organization Plans To Revialize 21 Homes On April 27

April 12, 2019 - 12:23 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada (RTSNV), the local affiliate of the national nonprofit Rebuilding Together, will celebrate National Rebuilding Day on Saturday, April 27. In celebration of RTSNV's silver anniversary, 33 teams comprised of about 1,000 volunteers will revitalize 21 homes in Clark County, Las Vegas, Henderson, and North Las Vegas. The home modifications will be completed at no cost to recipients.

"Our clients often live with limited resources and are forced to choose between food and needed medicine over critical home repairs," said Bob Cleveland, RTSNV Executive Director. "That's why National Rebuilding Day is so important to us, it provides us the chance to transform the lives of our neighbors in need by relieving them of the costs and concerns related to the everyday health and safety of their homes," added Cleveland.

The homes selected by RTSNV will receive critical repairs as well as maintenance work. Critical repairs include installation of new plumbing and HVAC systems; roof repair; water heater replacement; ADA modifications such as grab bars, safety rails, and other accessibility adjustments; and other major home rehabilitation work. Maintenance work completed by volunteer teams on National Rebuilding Day includes exterior painting, xeriscaping, property clean up, debris removal and other minor repairs.

RTSNV was founded in 1994 and is one of 132 Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country. Since that time, the nonprofit has renovated 7,800 homes in Southern Nevada, equating to a total of 468 city blocks. In addition, RTSNV has reinvigorated dozens of nonprofit facilities and community spaces, including Shade Tree, Easter Seals, Transition Services Inc., Girl Scouts, and Boys and Girls Club.

Those making repairs to the 21 homes include volunteer teams from Wells Fargo, North Las Vegas Fire Department, and Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, among others.