Volunteers provide home repairs for those in need

Volunteers at Rebuilding Together - Houston help make repairs to a woman's north Houston home (John Mizwa)

October 17, 2011 10:02:56 AM PDT
A disabled north Houston woman is getting some much needed upgrades to her home, thanks to the non-profit group Rebuilding Together - Houston.

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