Banker Tradesman reports that on October 21, 2016 MMBF and the Boston Chapter of Rebuilding Together gathered over 100 skilled and unskilled volunteers to assist a family that was unable to pay for essential home repairs and renovations. The homeowner was a 64-year old woman on crutches who cares for her two autistic sons. Volunteers assisted in repointing the foundation, which involves repairing the mortar joints in brick homes to stop or avoid the entrance of water into the property. They also replaced windows and doors, added safety bars throughout the house, raised porch handrails for safety, landscaped a memorial garden on the property for her deceased child.
Whether you organize an event to help a single homeowner by doing planting, cleaning, and painting or a more ambitious event like this one, the impact you can make on someone’s long-term well-being can be profound.