Rebuilding lives and neighborhoods…making homes safe, warm, and dry for low-income senior citizens.
Rebuilding Together OKC
730 W. Wilshire Boulevard,
Oklahoma City, OK, 73116
Our Mission and Vision:
Bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need.
Rebuilding lives and neighborhoods…making homes safe, warm, and dry for low-income senior citizens in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
A safe and healthy home for every person.
Rebuilding Together, a 501(c) 3 organization, rebuilds lives and neighborhoods by making homes safe, warm, and dry for low-income senior citizens in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Through our Year-Round Emergency Repair / Home Modification Program and our annual “Work Day” Program, we provide free home repairs, emergency home repairs and home modifications that foster safer mobility and independence, changing the lives of our elderly neighbors every day.
Every spring since 1992, our “Work Day” event has taken place and volunteer teams have repaired over 1,650 homes of low-income seniors in our community. Volunteer teams from local businesses, churches, corporations, hospitals, etc. get together and make free home repairs to a home they have been assigned based on skill level. This past year on May 7, 2011, Rebuilding Together teams repaired 39 homes in a single day with repairs such as: general cleaning, interior and exterior painting, laying new carpet, repairing kitchen cabinets and countertops, repairing floors, hanging new doors and windows, repairing siding, repairing roof leaks, installing grab bars in bathrooms, installing handrails on porches and many more needed repairs. Our next Work Day will be April 21, 2012.
Do You Qualify?
In order to be eligible to receive free home repairs through Rebuilding Together OKC you must:
- Be 55 years of age or older.
- Own and reside in your home with plans to remain in your home.
- Live within our geographical boundaries; North to Danforth Road, South to SW 89th Street, East to Post Road and West to Countyline Road. Residents outside of these boundaries cannot be considered at this time.
- Be financially unable to make the repairs.
If you meet all of these requirements, please fill out an application, mail it back to us, and one of our representatives will contact you about an evaluation of your home or you can sign up online.
Applications are mailed out and accepted on a year round basis. Evaluations are also performed on a year round basis by our Program Coordinator. Those homes that will be chosen for work on our annual Work Day, April 21, 2012, will receive an acceptance letter in early February. You will also receive a letter if you were rejected for Work Day. That does not mean you won't receive any services, it just won't be on the annual Work Day.