We often see television shows like Extreme Home Make-Over that remodel a persons house from the ground up and providing safe home for those who are less fortunate. For quite some time, that image of a family in need was so distant from me and something that i could tune in and tune out each week as I turned on my television. It wasn't until I moved to California that I began to understand what being in need really means. In the nearby towns of Oakland and East Palo Alto, I see people both old and small who are struggling to make ends meet and whose homes are basically falling down around them.
It is our goal to sponsor a house for a rebuilding project that would help a family remodel the essentials of their house. Be a simple repainting job, or installing a handicap accessible ramp we want to aid families in our surrounding communities by helping their house not only be their shelter but also a place that they can take pride in and call their home.
Each year thousands of homes across the nation work with organizations like Rebuilding Together to help restore houses.