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 —>
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 —>
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.
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.
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.