Thursday, September 29, 2011

House Number: FI-10-68

Ms. W is an 70-year-old homeowner living in Baltimore City (zip code 21218). She has lived in her home for 35 years and is currently living alone. The repairs listed below will help make Ms. W’s home a safer place.

Repair Needs:
1.) Trim on door frame needs to be scraped and painted^
2.) Trim on porch needs to be painted^
3.) Trim on ground floor window frame needs to be scraped and painted^
4.) Exterior porch light needs to be replaced
5.) Ivy on side of house needs to be removed^
6.) Railing downstairs needs to be secured, top flight of stairs needs a railing^
7.) Ceiling in upstairs bedroom needs minor drywall patch^

Skills Needed: Carpentry, Handy, Drywall, Electric, Plaster/Painting

Monday, June 27, 2011

House Number: RDFI-10-22

Ms. M is an 80-year-old homeowner living in Baltimore City (zip code 21215). She has lived in her home for 40 years, and her son is currently living with her. Ms. M has arthritis which makes it difficult for her to get around safely in her home. She is in need of home safety modifications to make her home safer and more accessible.

Repair Needs:
1.) Secure handrails on back porch and basement stairs.
2.) Remove clutter from home
3.) Replace non functioning outlets in 2nd floor bathroom
4.) Remove tack strips on interior stairs
5.) Replace transition in kitchen doorway
6.) Patch ceiling in rear bedroom

Skills Needed: Handy, Electrical, Carpentry

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thank You to Rebuilding Day 2011 Sponsors and Supporters

Click on the link below to view a list of our fabulous Rebuilding Day 2011 sponsors and supporters. Our sponsors have allowed us to repair the homes of seniors, people with disabilities, and families with children, revitalize neighborhoods, and rebuild a sense of community in at-risk areas of Baltimore. Thank you for all that you do in support of our work!
http://www.rebuildingtogetherbaltimore.org/sponsors_2011.html

Friday, March 18, 2011

ACE Hardware is helping out Rebuilding Together Baltimore with a tool drive. Swing by and donate some tools today!!

TOOLS NEEDED BY REBUILDING TOGETHER BALTIMORE – DONATIONS OF TOOLS NOW BEING ACCEPTED AT SELECT ACE STORES
Two Baltimore-area Ace Hardware Stores Partner With Rebuilding Together Baltimore in Tool Drive now through April 1st.


Baltimore, MD. Rebuilding Together Baltimore (RTB) is a nonprofit organization that provides critical home repairs for low-income homeowners in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, serving seniors, people with disabilities and families with children. While RTB utilizes volunteers to provide many of its home repairs, most of the volunteers do not have their own tools. To help RTB build its supply of tools, Waverly ACE Hardware and Federal Hill ACE Hardware are partnering with Rebuilding Together Baltimore (RTB) in a tool drive running now through April 1. Anyone interested in helping should donate tools - new or used - at these two locations. Needed tools include hammers, screwdrivers, hand tools, power drills (regular, impact, hammer), hand grinders, miter saws, sanders, routers, air compressors, nail guns, table saws, electrical testing equipment, hepa vacuums, extension cords, and more.

“This tool drive will help build a much needed tool supply for us. When we are able to provide tools for our volunteers to use, we can help more homeowners stay warmer, safer and drier in their homes,” comments Bonnie Bessor, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together Baltimore. “We encourage everyone to donate new or gently used tools. Donors also will receive a letter acknowledging their tax-deductible gift. Stop into either of the ACE stores listed below and make your tool donation.”

Waverly ACE Hardware
601 Homestead Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Federal Hill ACE Hardware
1214 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Any questions regarding tool donations? Contact Rebuilding Together Baltimore at 410-889-2710.
Media contact:
Gayle V. Economos
GVE Media/Public Relations, LLC
W: 410-437-7483 or C: 443-253-8191

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

House Number: RDFI-10-03

Ms. C is a 65-year-old homeowner who has lived in her Baltimore City home for 30 years (zip code 21215). She cares for her two grandchildren who are currently living in the home with her. Rebuilding Together Baltimore has already repaired Ms. C’s roof, but more help is needed.

Repair Needs:
1.) Repair leaky/ clogged kitchen sink ^

2.) Patch sections of the ceiling in three rooms ^

Skills Needed: Plumbing, Handy

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

House Number: FI-11-22

Ms. J is an older adult living in Baltimore City (zip code 21213). She is living alone in her home of 32 years. The repairs made in her home will make it safer and more comfortable for Ms. J to live in.

Repair Needs:
1.) Remove tree from backyard that is breaking up her concrete walkway and steps
2.) Install appropriate outlet for dryer in basement
3.) Troubleshoot and fix light fixture in kitchen
4.) Troubleshoot and fix two light fixtures and two outlets in second floor bedrooms

Skills Needed: Electrician, Handy

House Number: FI-11-19

Mr. W is a 62-year-old homeowner living in Baltimore (zip code 21215). He has lived in his home for 25 years and has a disability. Mr. W has already received weatherization from another organization in Baltimore, but still has one critical repair need in his home. This repair will help keep Mr. W safer in his home.

Repair Needs:
1.) Repair stair handrails on back porch

Skills Needed: Welder

House Number: FI-11-17

Ms. C is a 67-year-old homeowner who has lived in her home for 20 years (zip code 21212). She lives alone and has recently had one of her legs amputated. She now has to use a wheelchair to get around safely in her home.

Repair Needs:
1.) Build and install a railing and a gate to existing wheelchair ramp (*Volunteer Assigned*)
2.) Repair extensive water damage in first floor(drywall, tape, mud) (*Volunteer Assigned*)

Skills Needed: Carpentry

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

House Number: FI-11-14

Ms. V is a 77-year-old homeowner living alone in her Baltimore home (zip code 21218). She has lived in her home for 20 years, and she helps take care of her 12-year-old grandson. Once these repairs are completed, Ms. V will be eligible to receive further home repair assistance through other organizations.

Repair Needs:
1.) Reattach front porch gate
2.) Repair crumbling step on front walkway
3.) Replace knob on front storm door
4.) Secure handrail on basement stairs
5.) Replace glass pane in living room window
6.) Replace toilet seat in second floor bathroom
7.) Reattach cover on fan in second floor bathroom

Skills Needed: Handy

House Number: FI-11-07

Ms. B is a 50-year-old homeowner living in Baltimore City (zip code 21225). Her 22-year-old son lives with her. Ms. B has multiple disabilities which affect her mobility, and as a result she must walk with a cane or crutches. She has lived in her home for her entire life and needs some help maintaining it.

Repair Needs:
1.) Weatherseal front door
2.) Replace ceiling fan in dining room
3.) Replace light fixture in basement bathroom
4.) Replace toilet guts in basement bathroom (homeowner has the parts)
5.) Replace faucet in downstairs bathroom
6.) Troubleshoot electrical outlets in front bedroom (under window and near closet)
7.) Replace and caulk window sill and trim on rear porch
8.) Secure pneumatic closers to door on rear porch

Skills Needed: Handy, Electrical

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

House Number: FI-11-05

Mr. C is a 77-year-old homeowner who has several health problems. He is currently living alone in the home that he has lived in for 40 years (zip code 21225). He recently lost his wife and two daughters. The repairs listed below will help make Mr. C’s home safer and more comfortable to live in.

Repair Needs:
1.) Remove debris
2.) Troubleshoot window that is hard to close in back bedroom
3.) Replace side window on rear porch

Skills Needed:
Handy

House Number: FI-11-02

Ms. L is an 81-year-old homeowner who has a disability. She has lived in her Baltimore City home for 56 years (zip code 21212), and her son is currently living with her. She has received weatherization services from another organization but is still in need of some priority repairs that will make her home warmer, safer, and drier.

Repair Needs:
1.) Install railing on stairs to front porch
2.) Install deadbolt on front door ^
3.) Weather seal front door ^
4.) Replace screen on front storm door ^
5.) Replace lock side of frame on back door ^
6.) Replace leaky supply line on toilet in second floor bathroom ^
7.) Contain exposed wire and secure outlets to the wall in basement

8.) Cement wall to basemen door collapsing- remove existing cement and pour new ^

Skills Needed: Handy, Electrical



House Number: FI-10-69

Mr. P is a 67-year-old homeowner in need of home repair. He and his wife have lived in their Baltimore City home for 7 years (zip code 21218). Completion of these home repairs will help Mr. P become eligible to receive further assistance from other organizations.

Repair Needs:
1.) Repair leaky shower head in second floor bathroom ^
2.) Secure band joist on back porch ^
3.) Build and install handrail on front porch steps
4.) Replace and re-glaze window pane in kitchen

Skills Needed: Carpentry, Handy

House Number: FI-10-64

Ms. P is a 72-year-old homeowner living in Baltimore City (21218). She has lived in her home for 37 years and needs help with home repairs that will make it safer for her to live in. Once these repairs are made, Ms. P will be eligible to receive weatherization services in her home.

Repair Needs:
1.) Build and install handrail on front porch steps ^
2.) Replace lock on front door (it doesn’t lock) ^

3.) Replace tub controls ^

Skills Needed: Carpentry, Handy

Monday, October 11, 2010

House Number: FI-10-67

Mr. S is a 67-year-old homeowner living alone in his Arbutus home (zip code 21227). He recently had a stroke and now has trouble getting around.

Repair Needs:
1.) Repair flooring at the top of the steps on front porch ^

Skills Needed: Carpentry

House Number: FI-10-66

Ms. C is a 78-year-old homeowner who has lived in her Baltimore City home for 31 years (zip code 21215). She has a difficult time getting around her home due to a disability. The repairs made in her home will make it warmer, safer and drier.

Repair Needs:
1.) Secure railings on front porch ^
2.) Repair kitchen base cabinets and countertop ^
3.) Replace light switch in second floor rear bedroom
4.) Secure handrail on stairs leading to second floor ^
5.) Replace flange and wax ring in second floor toilet ^

Skills Needed: Handy, Electric

Friday, October 8, 2010

House Number: FI-10-63

Ms. P is a 75-year-old woman living alone in her Baltimore home (zip code 21231). She has lived in the same house for 65 years and needs help keeping up with her home repair needs.

Repair Needs:
1.) Install dead bolt in rear entrance ^
2.) Repair small metal gate door in backyard ^
3.) Install Bilco door in rear basement entry ^
4.) Repair damaged stair tread on basement stairs ^

Skills Needed: Handy, Locksmith

House Number: FI-10-45

Ms. L is a single mother raising two boys. She has lived in her Baltimore City home for 10 years (zip code 21216). She is legally blind and has difficulty climbing stairs due to surgery.

Repair Needs:
1.) Install range hood which homeowner has available on site ^
2.) Install handrail on basement stairs which homeowner has available on site ^
3.) Ensure stability of back deck ^
4.) Replace basement exterior door & frame - ensure ability to add a security door to frame in the future. Security door not to be done by RTB.
5.) Replace kitchen faucet
^

Skills Needed: Handy, Plumbing, Carpentry



Thursday, October 7, 2010

House Number: RDFI-10-25

Ms. B is a 71-year-old homeowner who has lived in her Park Heights home since 1971 (zip code 21215). Ms B. has a disability that makes it hard for her to walk and get around safely in her home. These repairs will help Ms. B qualify for other housing services.

Repair Needs:
1.) Install grab bars in 2nd floor bathroom.
2.) Install handrail in stairwell.
3.) Re-attach loose outlets in 2nd floor rear bedroom.

Skills Needed: Handy, Carpentry

House Number: RDFI-10-05

Ms. A is a 57-year-old homeowner living in Park Heights (zip code 21215). She has a disability that makes it difficult for her to get around safely and easily in her home. These repairs will make Ms. A’s house warmer, safer, and drier.

Repair Needs:
1.) Repair/replace rotten flooring in kitchen ^
2.) Replace water damaged sections of wall paneling in basement ^
3.) Repair back fence, attached too high and creates an unsafe step down ^
4.) Seal up penetrations
5.) Replace broken window pane in dining room

Skills Needed:
Carpentry, Handy

House Number: FI-10-59

Ms. W is an 80-year-old homeowner living in the 21216 area of Baltimore City. She has lived in her home for 50 years and is in need of some minor home repairs so that she might receive additional services. Some of these repairs will make is safer and easier for Ms. W to get around in her home.

Repair Needs:

1.) Replace a 4' x 1' section of flooring on front porch ^
2.) Secure loose handrail on front steps ^
3.) Install grab bar in bathroom ^
4.) Install hand held showerhead ^
5.) Seal up holes along basement wall on exterior ^

Skills Needed:
Handy, Carpentry

House Number: FI-10-58

Ms. T s a 69-year-old homeowner living alone in her Baltimore City home (21216). She has lived in her home for 21 years and needs some help keeping up with her home repairs. These repairs will make her home warmer, safer, and drier. Once these repairs are made, Ms. T will be eligible to receive additional services.

Repair Needs:

1.) Secure loose elevated back porch ^
2.) Need additional outlets installed (existing ones are overloaded).
3.) Repair/replace non functioning light fixtures in basement.
4.) Replace non functioning outlet in 2nd floor bedroom.
5.) Repair minor leaking pipe in basement ^

Skills Needed:
Handy, Carpentry, Electric

House Number RD-10-16

Ms. L is a 64 year-old homeowner living alone in her St. Helena home (zip code 21222). A wonderful team of volunteers worked on her home on Rebuilding Day 2010, but she still needs one more repair done that requires a skilled volunteer.

Repair Needs:
1.) Repair leaking water line under front crawlspace.

Skills Needed: Plumbing

Friday, October 1, 2010

House Number: FI-10-57

Ms. P is an 85-year-old homeowner living in West Baltimore (21216). She has lived in her home for 38 years and is in need of some minor repairs to make it warmer, safer, and drier.

Repair Needs:
1.) Secure loose handrails in stairwell and on 2nd floor ^
2.) Replace malfunctioning light switch in bathroom ^ HOLD
3.) Diagnose and repair malfunctioning washing machine plumbing ^
4.) Remove broken light bulb from backyard floodlight-requires ladder ^

Skills Needed: Plumbing, Handy, Electrical

House Number: FI-10-52

Ms. L is a 72-year-old homeowner living in West Baltimore (21216). She is in need of some minor repairs that will help her live safer in her home and make her eligible to receive other housing services.

Repair Needs:
1.) Secure loose hot water pipe under sink in bathroom to prevent rattling noise ^
2.) Secure or replace basement steps ^
3. Install grab bar for tub in bathroom ^

Skills Needed:
Plumbing, Carpentry, Handy

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

House Number: FI-09-03

Ms. P is a 72-year-old homeowner living in Park Heights (zip code 21215). She has lived in her home for 42 years. She recently received a citation for her front steps needing repaired. Another home repair organization is willing to install handrails if we can repair the brick steps. For this repair, we need a volunteer mason or someone who can remove the brick and pour concrete steps.

Repair Needs:
1.) Repair brick steps/ or remove brick and pour concrete steps

Skills Needed: Masonry

Friday, June 25, 2010

House Number: FI-10-19

Mr. L is an 80-year-old homeowner in living in West Baltimore (zip code 21216). Mr. L has a disability. He has lived in his home for 40 years, and his grandson is currently living with him. Mr. L needs some general home repairs and home safety repairs.

Repair Needs:
1.) Repair/replace soft spot on living room floor ^
2.) Install railing on front stairs
3.) Replace latches on front interior doors ^
4.) Replace broken front window ^
5.) Diagnose and repair 2nd floor bathroom tap (no water) ^
6.) Repair/replace soft flooring in dining room ^

Skills Needed: Carpentry, Handy, Drywall/Plaster, Plumbing

Thursday, June 24, 2010

House Number: RD-10-37

Mr. J is a 65-year-old homeowner living in Park Heights (zip code 21215). He lives with his wife who has a disability. A wonderful team of volunteers has already completed many home repairs for Mr. J on Rebuilding Day. Only these two repairs are left to make his home warmer, safer, and drier.

Repair Needs:
1.) Repair back porch light

2.) Perform entire electrical upgrade

Skills Needed: Electric

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

House Number: FI-10-10

Ms. A is a 60-year-old homeowner living in Baltimore City (zip code 21213). She lives alone and has a disability that makes daily activities and getting around safely in her home difficult. These repairs will make Ms. A’s home safer and drier.

Repair Needs:
1.) Replace flooring in kitchen ^
2.) Repair leaking tub and install tub surround in 2nd floor bathroom ^
3.) Repair leak at base of toilet ^

4.) Install handrails in basement and interior stairwells ^

Skills Needed: Carpentry, Plumbing, Handy, Electrical

House Number: FI-10-01

Ms. J is a 27-year-old homeowner raising four young children. She had lived in her Baltimore City home for 5 years and is in need of repairs to make her home warmer, safer and drier (zip code 21212).

Repair Needs:
1.) Re-caulk tile tub surround in 2nd floor bathroom ^
2.) Install door on 2nd rear bedroom ^
3.) Repair/replace non functioning light fixtures in basement


Skills Needed: Carpentry, Handy, Electrical

Monday, May 24, 2010

House Number: RDFI-10-09

Ms. B is a 70-year-old homeowner who has lived in her Baltimore City home for 46 years (zip code 21215). Ms. B’s son has a disability and lives with her in her home. She needs repairs to make her home warmer, safer, and drier.

Repair Needs:
1.) Patch crumbling concrete on front steps up to house
2.) Seal up holes on back exterior wall to prevent water coming in HOLD
3.) Install knob on 2nd floor bathroom door ^
4.) Repair/replace non-functioning switch in kitchen HOLD
5.) Install raised commode in 2nd floor bathroom ^
6.) Replace tub controls in 2nd floor bathroom ^


Skills Needed:
Handy, Plumbing, Electrical

House Number: RDFI-10-02

Ms. H is a 72-year-old homeowner living in Baltimore City (zip code 21215). Ms. H’s son lives with her, and both of them have a disability. Ms. H has lived in her home for 28 years and needs help with home repairs. The work done on her home will make it warmer, safer, and dryer for her and her son.

Repair Needs:
1.) Repair non functioning light fixtures in rear 2nd floor bedroom HOLD
2.) Install handrail in interior stairwell ^
3.) Repair/replace malfunctioning faucet and showerhead in 2nd floor bathroom ^
4.) Caulk around tub in 2nd floor bathroom ^
5.) Replace missing baseboard and plaster in upstairs hallway
6.) Repair/replace broken lock on front door ^

Skills Needed:
Carpentry, Electrical, Handy, Drywall, Plumbing, Locksmith

House Number: H-28

Ms. C is a 65-year-old homeowner living in Park Heights (zip code 21215) with her two grandchildren. She has lived in her home for 45 years and needs some significant home repairs. The following repairs will help make Ms. C’s home safer for her and her family.

Repair Needs:
1.) Replace rotten sub-flooring and floor covering in kitchen
2.) Install additional outlets in front bedroom
3.) Replace dimmer switch in dining room (warm to touch)
4.) Install GFI outlet in kitchen
5.) Repair/replace non-functioning light fixtures in stairwell

Skills Needed: Electrical, Carpentry

House Number: FI-10-50

Ms. M is a 63-year-old Baltimore homeowner caring for her young grandson (zip cide 21212). She has lived in her home for 23 years and needs some minor electrical repairs and home safety modifications to make her home safer. Once these repairs are completed, she will be able to receive other services.

Repair Needs:
1.) Install additional electrical outlets as needed (extension cords causing tripping hazard) HOLD
2.) Secure loose handrail HOLD
3.) Repair/Replace damaged sidewalk in rear of home
4.) Install new ceiling fan light fixture in dining room HOLD
5.) Repair leaking faucet

Skills Needed: Electrical, Handy, Plumbing

Friday, April 30, 2010

House Number: RDFI-10-23

Ms. M is a 72-year-old homeowner living alone in her Baltimore City home (zip code 21215). She has lived there for 30 years and needs some help with home repairs. The repairs needing to be done will help make her home warmer, safer, and drier.

Repair Needs:
1.) Repair leaky faucet in kitchen ^

2.) Repair/Replace soft section of flooring in kitchen (6 x 6”) HOLD
3.) Diagnose source of and repair leak around window in 2nd floor rear bedroom HOLD

Skills Needed: Handy, Carpentry, Plumbing

Monday, February 1, 2010

House Number: FI-10-17

Ms. H is an 86 year old homeowner. She has lived in her Baltimore home for 39 years (zip code 21239). Ms. H lives alone and has a disability. She is in need of repairs to make her home warmer, safer, and drier.

Repairs Needed:
1.) Replace soft sections of front porch (left front corner and in front of stairs)
2.) Install handrail on back steps
3.) Repair plaster in bedroom closet
4.) Waterproof sections of basement
5.) Repair sagging tiles in kitchen

Skills Needed:
Carpentry, Handy, Plaster/Painting

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

House Number: RDFI-10-19

Ms. O lives alone. She is 63 and has difficulty seeing. She’s been living in her Park Heights (21215) home for 24 years and cares for three of her grandchildren along with three other children during the day. She’s been living in Baltimore since 1969 and is originally from Courtland, VA. A slight stroke affected her short term memory. She believes that helping people is what life is all about. She feels it is important to have a home that she can be proud of. In addition to the energy efficiency repairs already completed on her house by Cricket Communications and Rebuilding Together, a few more repairs are needed.

Repair Needs:
1) Replace 4 broken windows

2) Replace basement door which is rotting
3) Add new railing for basement stairs
4) Fix the problem of low water pressure in bathtub


Skills Needed: Window Repair, Door Repair, Carpentry, Plumbing

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

House Number: FI-09-10

Ms. B is a 50 year old homeowner living in Baltimore City (zip code 21216). Her 10 year old son has a developmental disability. Ms. B has lived in her home for 15 years, and it is in need of interior repairs.

Repairs Needed:
1) Repair switch for hallway light

2) Replace missing tub and faucet control
3) Repair slow running drains
4) Diagnose source of water leak near tub that is causing water damage
5) Replace existing basement utility tub with new

Skills Needed: Electric and Plumbing

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

House Number: F1-09-06

Ms. S lives in the 21205 area of Baltimore and needs some minor work done on her house. She’s been living there five years with her 17 year old son.

Repairs Needed:
1) Repair electrical outlet in bedroom


2) Repair/Replace deadbolt on back door
3) Repair ceiling sheetrock
4) Replace drop-ceiling tiles




Skills Needed: Electric and Locksmith