Volunteers from the Houston Police Department were pretty busy Monday morning, beginning repairs on a north Houston home. The effort is part of a program called Rebuilding Together - Houston. The organization provides home repairs for low-income, elderly and disabled Houstonians.
Volunteers helped on Monday with roof repairs and trimming trees. The plans call for a new roof on the shed, a new carport and a new wheelchair ramp, as well as painting and landscaping.
The repairs would cost thousands of dollars without the help of Rebuilding Together - Houston, so this is something homeowner Lucille Holcomb appreciates.
"I'm so thankful they come out here and do with work, because I couldn't afford it," she said.
The volunteers will be at Holcomb's home through the week, fixing up the property.
Rebuilding Together - Houston has been around for more than 25 years. It's part of a nationwide network of Rebuilding Together affiliates.
To see if you qualify for help with your home, or to volunteer, visit the group's website, rebuildingtogetherhouston.org