Jennie and her two adult daughters live together in Fuquay-Varina. Jennie has 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. With their physical ailments consuming most of their resources and energy, maintaining the family home fell on the list of priorities. RTT assembled financial support, subcontractors and volunteers to replace the HVAC and roof, clean the yard, service the septic system, and make lots of other miscellaneous repairs to ensure the family can live safely together in their home. In the words of Jennie and her daughters, “Poverty consumes every last bit of forward momentum. You have no idea what it means to have a home that functions and finally feel fully human again. We wanted to thank you for all the help you have provided for us.”
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.
After experiencing a series of serious health setbacks - including cancer - Cameron and Robin realized the home maintenance and repairs they could once afford were out of reach. When their heat went out in the fall, RTT leveraged Duke Energy's Helping Home Fund to replace their HVAC units. Now the couple, their three children and elderly father can live in the home and recover comfortably.