Rebuilding Together has declared National Rebuilding Day to be held across the country on the last Saturday in April. On this day and over the weekend, thousands of volunteers join together to provide much needed repairs for vulnerable families in various communities. Comprehensive home safety assessments, like those conducted by independent Age Safe America advisors, provide valuable information for individuals and families about possible home modifications and home safety enhancements. This information can be utilized to reach out to community resources, like Rebuilding Together, to help get the work done.
Independent Age Safe America advisors develop a number of local resource groups as well as pre-screened companies who can implement safety recommendations. Many hazards are easy to identify and many repairs are low cost. Each advisor partners with local resources to provide the choices that a homeowner would need to make their home safer for every age and ability. While many of the repairs performed by Rebuilding Together are related to weatherization and energy efficiency, the basics of easier access and fewer hazards are the basis of many projects.