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Home Repair Assistance Program Assists Low Income, Disabled, and Senior Citizen Households to Live in Comfort and Safety

December 5, 2007
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For the third consecutive year, WUMC has worked with Rebuilding Together St. Louis to target homes in the Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood. Rebuilding Together, formerly Christmas in April, is a national organization that revitalized neighborhoods in partnership with the community by rehabbing the houses of low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners, so that they may continue to live independently in comfort and safety.

In addition to assistance with the funding of the initiative, each year WUMC leads in recruiting new Forest Park Southeast homeowners and educating them about the application process. Annually, WUMC and rebuilding Together target between 10-15 homes in Forest Park Southeast. In the fall and winter, volunteers and contractors review applications and assess the home repairs that are needed on each home. Then on a scheduled Saturday in April, hundreds of volunteers embark onto the Forest Park Southeast to work on a one day home repair blitz. Work typically includes plumbing electrical, interior, and exterior painting, landscaping, tuck pointing, guttering, and roof repair.

If you would like to become a volunteer or receive an application for home repair assistance please contact Brooks Goedeker at goedekeb@wustl.edu or call 747-2332

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