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Second Saturdays

IDo you have a few hours to help make sure that an older adult, veteran, or individual with mobility issues can live "Safe and Healthy" in their home?  Have you ever CHANGED a life before lunch?'

Statement of Intent

 

OUR VISION: Safe homes and communities for everyone.

OUR MISSION: Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.

OUR VALUES: ​

  • We repair homes, we revitalize communities, and we have a deep impact on people's lives.

  • We are committed to helping low-income people, those at risk of becoming underserved and communities in need.

  • We respect the integrity, strengths, and assets of all people.

  • We are a community housing organization with a strong volunteer engagement platform.

  • We work in partnership with neighborhoods and involve residents in all aspects of our work.

  • We value collaboration with other groups who share similar goals.

  • We believe in the quality of the planning, delivery, and evaluation of our services.

  • We believe in inclusivism and seek to promote a diversity that is reflective of our communities.

  • Volunteer service is our core initiative and common denominator; we seek cost-effective leveraging of donated materials, supplies and labor.

 

OUR CLIENTS:

  • Income-qualified homeowners

  • Prioritizing older adults, veterans, and persons with a disability.

 

EXAMPLES OF OUR KEY SERVICES TO MAKE HOMES SAFER:

  • Repair or replace entry steps, and handrails to provide a safe entryway into the home

  • Install fire safety materials, such as smoke detectors, CO detectors, fire extinguishers

  • Provide toilet seat riser or install a comfort height toilet to make it easier to use the toilet

  • Install grab bars to prevent falls in the bathroom and other areas as needed

  • Install bathtub cutout to make it easier to get in and out of the bathtub

 

EXAMPLES OF OUR KEY SERVICES TO MAKE HOMES HEALTHER:

  • Replace furnace filters and install dehumidifiers to prevent mold, allergens, and dust

  • Repair/replace existing exhaust fans in bathrooms to address moisture

  • Install semi-rigid dryer vent hose to prevent fires in the clothes dryer

  • Replace torn or ratty carpet with smooth flooring to prevent trip hazards and reduce allergens

  • Repair furnaces and boilers to ensure homes can be kept at a comfortable temperature

 

HOW WE COMPLETE SERVICES AT NO COST TO THE QUALIFIED HOMEOWNER:

  • Volunteers complete home modifications and repairs

  • Grants, corporate sponsors, foundations, and individuals help fund our work

  • Donations of materials (gifts in-kind) and skilled labor increase our impact

  • Gifts to the endowment to support initiatives in perpetuity

  • Gift planning: Configuration of charitable gifts to maximize benefits for donor and RTFV

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

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