Volunteers from the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) Residential Services Program stepped forward to help an elderly homeowner. They took part in the Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee 2013 Rebuilding Day.
The staff from the SDC program volunteered to spend a Saturday working on the home of Ms. Ada who lives on Milwaukee’s Northwest side. The 77- year old woman suffers from severe asthma and requires regular visits by a nursing service. She lives in a small home with her foster son who has a cognitive disability. She lost her husband nine years ago and has been unable to keep up with maintenance on the home.
SDC employees including Jim Gambon, Ofelia Mondragon, Chris Jensen, Javier Ortiz, Tim Sobczak, Adrian Villegas, and Celanese Landon took part in working on Ms. Ada’s home. The work included replacing a water heater, installing a new toilet, paint for the interior and exterior of the home, a new front step, lead hazard reduction for the garage, and replacement of the home’s first story storm windows.
This is not the first year that SDC Residential Services staff helped out a resident through the Rebuilding Together Program. They have volunteered in past years as well to help preserve and revitalize the houses of low-income homeowners.
To learn more about the SDC program, visit www.cr-sdc.org/index/Programs–Services/VITA/Asset-Development/Weatherization.htm.