Rebuilding Together Broward County Helps Veterans This Christmas
The organization is in critical need of the community’s help to provide six local military veterans and their families with new roofs for their homes this holiday season.
The non-profit is currently seeking charitable donations and supplies to replace roofs of several local veterans’ homes that are in dire need of repairs. The veterans, who range in age from 31 to 68, served in either the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Army, with five of the six suffering from either physical or mental disabilities.
The replacement cost per home is between $15,000 to $20,000 based on the roofing and subsequent structural work that will need to be performed in order to make sure these homes are safe.
Over the past 10 years, Rebuilding Together Broward County has built strong relationships with several local construction businesses and building supply companies, giving them the ability to leverage donations and complete home repair work at a discounted price.
“It has always been our goal to prioritize services for our veterans, but the overwhelming need for roofing replacements are out of our financial reach at this time,” said Sandra Veszi Einhorn, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Broward. “We are really hoping that the community will help us attain our goals of providing new roofs for these six deserving families by Christmas time.”
During the past two years, Rebuilding Together Broward has expanded its Veteran Housing Initiative and has increased its support for veterans and their families by more than 50 percent. In response to its outreach and efforts, the organization has been inundated with requests from veterans, specifically those who are also elderly or disabled. As a result, for the first time in its history, the organization has a waiting list for roofing services needed by veteran homeowners.