Rebuilding Homes with a Heart
Jan 12, 2016, 18:49 PM
The Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show is partnering with Rebuilding Together OKC to help homeowners who need an extra hand with maintenance and repairs. The organization works with low-income homeowners in the metro area to make free, critical house repairs and updates such as patching leaky roofs, fixing broken stairs and installing grab bars.
"While inspiring homeowners to revamp their own homes and gardens, we also want to encourage people to learn how they can help others in our community by supporting local charities,” said RaeAnn Saunders, Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show manager. “Rebuilding Together OKC does valuable work in neighborhoods all over central Oklahoma, and we want visitors to learn how they can help."
Visitors to the show will get a chance to learn more about Rebuilding Together OKC as well as see their impact through interactive displays and fun projects for children, including painting birdhouses for a small donation. Representatives will be on hand to answer any questions and provide more information about the organization.
Rebuilding Together OKC will also be one of several presenters on the Lifestyle Stage throughout the weekend. Experts in home safety and renovation will discuss “Fire Prevention,” “Dry, Safe & Warm” and “Aging in Place”.
"Years of deferred home maintenance can lead to major problems that impact homeowner health as well as community well-being,” said Mike Edmison, executive director of Rebuilding Together OKC. “We want visitors to the Home and Garden Show to learn how simple home repairs can make a big difference in the lives of their families, friends and neighbors."
Since 1992, approximately 50,000 volunteers have helped Rebuilding Together OKC update and refurbish more than 3,000 homes, 30 non-profit facilities and eight public school buildings – a value of more than $20 million to the community.
Enter the promo code RTOKC to save $3 when purchasing Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show tickets online. Visitors will also have the opportunity to donate to the organization. Learn more about Rebuilding Together OKC by visiting their booth in the Modern Living building.