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Second Saturdays

  • What kind of project(s) will I be doing?

    • A sampling of projects includes grab bar installation, handrails, nightlights, non-skid treads, raised toilet seats, trip/fall reduction, step/porch repairs, floor installation, light electrical, etc.

 

  • Why are these repairs necessary?

    • Every 11 seconds an older adult (65+) is treated in an emergency room for a fall.

    • Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.

    • The nation spends $50 billion a year on treating older adults for the effects of falls.

    • 83% of older adults want to age in place.

    • 23%+ of the population will be 65+ by 2030 due to the “Baby Boomers” retiring.

 

  • Who can volunteer?

    • Anyone with a passion to serve others and a willingness to share or learn home repair skills. Bring your family or group of coworkers out for the morning.

 

  • How will you keep me and the homeowner safe?

    • So long as Covid-19 is around, we ask that you social distance and wear a mask covering while inside the home. We will provide masks and hand sanitizer to ensure everyone’s safety. The homeowner will be gone and/or isolated to a portion of the home that is not being repaired. We will sanitize the repair area(s) prior to our departure using spray bottles. Visit our Covid-19 Updates page for

 

  • What does RTFV provide for the day?

    • We will provide the tools, materials, leadership, continental breakfast, and t-shirt.

 

  • Do I need to be skilled in order to assist?

    • No skills are required only a willingness to learn. If you have home repair skills, be sure to let us know so that we can maximize making the home safe and healthy for the homeowner.

 

  • Do I need to bring anything?

    • All you need to bring is your energy and a positive attitude. We recommend work clothes (you will get dirty), gloves, and closed toed shoes.

 

 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact shelah@rtfv.org for additional information. Otherwise, you can sign up by clicking on the link below. After signing up, you will receive a welcoming email to confirm your participation. At least 48 hours before the event day, you will receive an email that will outline details of the project, additional information, and location of the Second Saturday.

 

Become a [Re]builder and join us on the second Saturday of each month.

 

Help us do a lot of good in not a lot of time!

Click here to see past Second Saturdays projects.

Rebuilding Together Fox Valley
1800 Appleton Road
Menasha, WI 54952
info@rtfv.org
(920) 730-2156
www.rtfv.org
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
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