Q: What is Rebuilding Together Pitt County, NC, Inc.?
A: Rebuilding Together Pitt County, NC, Inc. is an affiliate of the national Rebuilding Together organization. It is a volunteer-based program that repairs and rehabilitates homes and non-profit community facilities. We help low income, elderly, and disabled people who own their homes but are unable to maintain them.
Q: Why are Rebuilding Together Pitt County, NC, Inc.’s services needed?
A: Many of our neighbors have worked hard all their lives and have been able physically and financially to repair their own homes. Due to illness, aging or any number of uncontrollable causes, they are unable to do the repair work needed and their homes have become less safe and comfortable. The result is diminished pride for the homeowner and a lower property value within the community. One day of volunteer effort can make a difference in people’s lives.
Q: Who is eligible for Rebuilding Together services?
A: Elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners who are not able to do the work themselves and non-profit facilities are eligible.
Q: How are homes selected?
A: Various churches, neighborhoods, community and service organizations refer homes to us. Homeowners must submit financial information for review and approval by the Rebuilding Together Pitt County, NC, Inc. board.
Q: What repairs are done?
A: Repairs include carpentry, plumbing, electrical, roofing, painting, glazing, weatherization, grab bars, ADA wheelchair ramps, trash removal, cleaning and much, much more.
Q: Do the homeowners pay?
A: No. All repairs are paid for by dollar donations or in-kind donations from businesses, foundations, service organizations, clubs, associations and individuals — from neighbors who care — at no cost to the homeowners.
Q: Who sponsors Rebuilding Together?
A: Our sponsors include businesses, foundations, service organizations, clubs, associations and individuals.
Q: How can I support Rebuilding Together of Pitt County, NC, Inc.?
A: There are several ways to make a donation.
Q: Who volunteers?
A: Anyone can be a volunteer. Volunteers come from religious groups, businesses, schools, community service organizations, corporations, associations, and interested and concerned individuals. They represent all professions: secretaries, lawyers, truck drivers, doctors, judges, policemen, housewives, students, retirees, etc. Volunteers do not necessarily need to be skilled at home repairs.
Q: Can you volunteer one day a year?
A: Yes! Join us for Rebuilding Day and “Make a Difference in One Day”!
Q: What do I need to know about Rebuilding Day?
A: Rebuilding Day brings national attention to the struggle low-income homeowners and families go through to remain in a home that is safe, healthy, warm, and efficient. Volunteers join local affiliate leaders to repair and restore houses and non-profit facilities, revitalizing entire communities and making a lasting impression on the families served.
Q: What if it rains?
A: Rebuilding Day takes place rain or shine! Much of the work is indoors.