Rebuilding Together OKC hosts Annual National Rebuilding Day on April 13, 2013 in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City – On Saturday April 13 more than one thousand volunteers from the Oklahoma City metro area will provide free home remodels and safety modifications for their elderly neighbors through Rebuilding Together OKC’s National Rebuilding Day program.  This year, thirty-three volunteer teams from OKC businesses, schools, churches and civic organizations will spend their Saturday rebuilding lives and neighborhoods, making homes safe, warm and dry.

Every spring since 1992, our “Rebuilding Day” event has taken place and volunteer teams have repaired over 2,000 homes of low-income seniors in the OKC community. Rebuilding Together teams complete repairs such as: interior and exterior painting, falls prevention, kitchen repairs, hanging new doors and windows, replacing roofs, installing grab bars and building wheelchair ramps.

Our 2013 volunteer teams include AFFSA, Antioch Christian, ATC Freightliner, AT&T/Pioneers, Boeing, Chapel Hill, Chesapeake, Church of the Servant, Cosspointe Community Church, Crosstown Church, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Faith Bible, Guernsey, Highland Baptist Church, Heritage Hall, Mayflower Congregational UCC, McAfee and Taft, OC ALC Tinker AFB, OG&E, OKOTA, PL Studios, St. Anthony, St. Luke’s United Methodist, The Hartford, The Village UMC, United Petroleum Transports, VQ4 CPO 365, and Vericrest Financial.

Rebuilding Day is made possible by our sponsors: ATC Freightliner, Areawide Aging Agency, Chesapeake Energy, Inasmuch Foundation, Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Brewer One Carpet, Boeing Employees Community Foundation, Bank of America, Principal Technologies, Lowe’s, Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, Mutual Assurance Administrators, Southwest General Contractors, Mayflower Congregational Church, Jenco Roofing, Big Sky Roofing, Aegis Roofing, Re-Roof America, United Association of Storm Recovery Contractors, Jess and Sarah Baxter, OG&E, Bank of the West, Harris Foundation, Sears, Denner Roofing Company, Better Days Foundation, 7-Eleven, Meinders Foundation, C.H. Guernsey & Co., Chapel Hill UMC, AT&T Pioneers, and Majestic Roofing.

Rebuilding Together OKC is still accepting donations to support Rebuilding Day and our Year-Round Programs.  Beginning now until June 15 we have the potential to raise at least $200,000!  Our goal is to raise $100,000 in NEW or INCREASED donations and an anonymous donor will gladly match our fundraising dollar for dollar. Visit our website www.rebuildingtogetherokc.org or call 405-607-0464 to learn more!

Rebuilding Together OKC brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income, elderly homeowners in the Oklahoma City metro area. Through our Year-Round Emergency Repair / Home Modification Program and our annual Rebuilding Day Program, we provide free home repairs, emergency home repairs and home modifications that foster safer mobility and independence, changing the lives of our elderly neighbors so they can age in place with grace and dignity.  For more information visit www.rebuildingtogetherokc.org