This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Super Bowl Sanctioned event Kickoff to Rebuild hosted by Rebuilding Together, a community revitalization partner. The event provides critical home repairs to low-income homeowners and mobilizes hundreds of volunteers in the host city of the Super Bowl.
This year Rebuilding Together, Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun in Phoenix and their partners are extending their impact by working with several Phoenix neighborhoods this fall culminating with a rebuild project in January that will be held in conjunction with the Super Bowl.
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Kickoff to Rebuild volunteers provided critical repairs to the Chicanos Por La Lausa (CPLC) De Colores programs’ domestic violence shelter. CPLC De Colores is the only domestic violence shelter in the Phoenix area to exclusively offer a bilingual and bicultural environment in which women and their children can make the transition to a lifestyle free of violence. Volunteers repaired bathroom walls, painted the bedrooms and bathrooms, installed new bathroom mirrors, and repaired the outdoor play and seating area for the program children clients.
Led by Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun, 20 volunteers from Lowe’s provided critical repairs to the home of William and Judy in the Villa Park neighborhood on Thursday, November 13, 2014. William entered the United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s and received an honorable discharge in 1959. William and Judy have lived in their home since they were married in the early 1960s. The house has fallen into disrepair and the couple is living with physical disabilities on a limited income. Volunteers sealed the home by replacing roof fascia and exterior siding. They made the home more accessible, enabling William and Judy to live safely and independently, by installing a walk-in shower and replacing the carpet. To ensure the family has a healthy living environment, volunteers addressed plumbing issues and restore hot water service. Finally, volunteers repainted the kitchen, living room and dining room to brighten up the home.
View media coverage of the project: Fox10- Marine veteran getting help with a home makeover
January Projects (2015)
Partnering with Community Housing Partnership, Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun will lead volunteers on a project that will rehab two four-plex housing units that are being prepared to create an intentional veteran housing community. On Saturday, January 10 volunteers will be installing flooring, painting the interior and landscaping the exterior. These improvements will help provide a safe and healthy home for the men and women that have served our country.
Over one hundred volunteers will complete the Kickoff to Rebuild projects Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30 by installing a new Carter’s Kids playground for the Crisis Nursery in the Fillmore neighborhood and completing renovations on several neighborhood homes nearby. Volunteers will be helping long-time residents of Phoenix like Beatriz who is 101 years-old and remains in her home through the help of her daughter. Beatriz’s home will receive a new stove, safety repairs in the bathroom and a fresh coat of paint. These improvements will help ensure that Beatriz is able to remain in her home for the rest of her life.
Rebuilding Together is teaming up with NextGen Homes to give a brand new safe and healthy home to a veteran in need. The home will be built at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas and then transported to Phoenix for permanent placement. Stay tuned for your opportunity to tour the home!
Thank you to the Kickoff to Rebuild Sponsors!