Betty, who is in her 80s, has lived in her home for more than 60 years. She loves to cook for her family, but her kitchen could not easily accommodate her walker. She even had difficulty getting in and out of her bathroom. Read more —>
Dorothy and her family are long-time residents of their southeast Wake County community. For decades, she was known to her neighbors for actively keeping up her home and yard. A few years ago, however, Dorothy fell victim to high-cost, predatory lenders that prey on seniors. Loan expenses along with rising energy bills and home deterioration soon began to take a toll. Read more —>
Martha from Carrboro is an elderly widow who lives alone with no immediate family nearby. She also struggles with short-term memory loss associated with dementia. With care and support from two loving neighbors, Martha remains in her home independently . But some everyday household activities are still quite dangerous--especially in the kitchen. Read more —>
Dock is a veteran with a service-related disability. Last month, he tragically lost his wife and sweetheart of 47 years to cancer. The least of Dock’s worries should have been his home energy bill in the weeks following his wife’s passing. Read more —>
After retirement, Veronica immediately began caring for her grandchildren. "I retired in 2011 with four grandkids," she says with a laugh. "There have been five more since then, and I’m still waiting to take a vacation!"
Wear on her three-bedroom, single-story home added up over time. Her house needed safe, functional steps to the entrance, ventilation, moisture mitigation, and a host of other external and interior repairs. Read more —>
After a long career with the state, Michelle retired to become a full-time caregiver for her ailing mother. She then began taking care of her aunt and her young grandson. Home maintenance became more than Michelle and her family could handle. They were on our waiting list for two long years. Read more —>
After serving more than a decade in the US Army, Gulf War veteran Gordon began suffering from a painful, degenerative health complication. Over time, he increasingly began relying on a wheelchair for mobility. He and his wife Mary applied for and received a VA grant for accessibility modifications to their home. Unfortunately, those modifications required bringing the home up to code, pushing costs painfully out of reach. Read more —>
After serving in WWII, Charles returned home to Siler City, NC and built a home where he could raise his family. More than 69 years later, his family is out of the house, yet he is committed to staying there alone. Read more —>
Jennie and her two adult daughters live together in Fuquay-Varina. Jennie struggled for years with mental illness and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder several years ago. Her daughters stayed home to take care of her, but faced significant health struggles of their own. Read more —>
Living alone, Sharon wanted extra security to feel safe in her own home. RTT volunteers replaced a faulty front door with one designed for better protection from potential intruders and the elements. Rooms were decluttered to improve egress and carpeting near exterior doors was also removed to prevent rain water absorption. Today, Sharon can sleep soundly knowing her Garner home is better fortified for her health and safety.