Giving Back With Rebuilding Together Despite Cancelled Rebuild Day
Rebuiding Together Committee Update 8/20/2020
For the first time in 29 years, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago canceled the annual National Rebuild Day last April to protect homeowners and volunteers from COVID-19. Many of the homeowners are of a vulnerable population and their needs can go beyond home improvements. RTMC will be providing PPE and food in addition to home improvements that can be performed by their own staff.
This would have been CSI Chicago’s third year sponsoring a home and we were looking forward to bringing our group of volunteers to the sponsored home in the Englewood neighborhood. The CSI Chicago board has voted to donate this year’s $2,500 Rebuilding Together Home Sponsorship fee to Rebuilding Together – Metro Chicago (RTMC) to help our sponsored home owner and other families. Some of the improvements RTMC will address in the family’s home include: grab bars, a tub bench, a handheld shower unit, address number visibility, railings, GFIC outlets, and smoke and CO detectors. The donation will also be used to help provide food and PPE to local families during the pandemic.
Although we never got to “swing the hammer” this year, we are happy to continue supporting the RTMC mission and will adopt a home for the next National Rebuilding Day. We hope you can join us.