WakeUp with Rebuild will be held Tuesday, October 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Warehouse Theatre, 37 Augusta Street, Greenville. While this is a free event and all are welcome, Rebuild Upstate requests people to sign up in advance at wakeupwithrebuild.eventbrite.com because space is limited.
Rebuild Upstate helps low-income homeowners with home repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods. Typically homeowners fall into one of three segments: low-income families with children in the home, seniors age 60 and older, and people with disabilities.
The non-profit agency specializes in home repairs and accessibility improvements. Home repairs can range from small plumbing fixes to roof and floor replacements. Accessibility improvements range from installing grab bars and railings for vulnerable populations to building wheel chair ramps for those with disabilities.
Rebuild Upstate has a diverse funding model comprised of individuals, corporations, foundations, local churches, and small businesses that support the organization. Additionally, they partner with local governmental agencies to secure funding to serve specific populations of residents.
Nearly one hundred nonprofit agencies, governmental programs, churches, and other programs refer homes to Rebuild Upstate. Additionally, individuals contact them directly seeking assistance. In 2014, Rebuild Upstate received nearly 1,500 requests for assistance in Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties.
About Rebuild Upstate:
Rebuild Upstate is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Upstate South Carolina low-income homeowners with home repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods. Learn more at www.rebuildupstate.org.