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. With support from half a dozen community partners, RTT replaced a leaking roof, installed central HVAC, upgraded the electrical system, repaired damaged flooring and built a new ramp for Charles to safely access the home. These repairs have renewed Charles’ confidence in his ability to live independently at his home, and given his children peace of mind that their dad has a safe, healthy home once again.
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.
Recently widowed and suffering from a respiratory condition, Jennie was struggling to breathe comfortably in her Garner home. Allergens and moisture trapped in the carpeting were causing excessive wheezing and putting a strain on her lungs and overall health. RTT pulled up the old carpeting and installed laminate flooring throughout the home, which not only improved her air quality, but her quality of life.