Rebuilding Together Kansas City strives to transform the homes and lives of veterans, low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities. We have two programs that help us to accomplish this mission: Rebuilding Day and Safe at Home.
Rebuilding Day is our annual, one-day rebuilding blitz that utilizes hundreds of volunteers on the first Saturday of October. This is the day when we complete most of our home rehabilitation projects.
Safe at Home is our year-round home safety modification program. Our Project Managers train and supervise Safe at Home Volunteers in completing safety modifications like: installing grab bars, handrails, taller toilets, bathroom assistive devices, accessible showers, modified steps, and wheelchair ramps.
If you want to receive our services, go to the Apply for Aid tab on this website. If you want to volunteer with one of our programs, then contact us at 816.781.8985 or Info@RebuildingTogetherKC.org.
2017 TOTAL OUTCOMES
Communities where RTKC completed repairs and modifications in 2017:
- Excelsior Springs = 5 homes with 13 residents
- Gladstone = 25 homes with 36 residents
- Holt = 1 nonprofit facility with 94 residents
- Kansas City = 53 homes with 98 residents
- Kearney = 5 homes with 6 residents
- Lake Waukomis = 1 home with 2 residents
- Liberty = 12 homes with 16 residents
- North Kansas City = 2 homes with 4 residents
- Overland Park (Military Makeover) = 1 home with 5 residents
- Parkville = 2 home with 4 residents
- Platte City = 3 homes with 8 residents
- Pleasant Valley = 4 homes with 7 residents
- Riverside = 1 home with 2 residents
- Smithville = 1 home with 3 residents
- Weston = 2 home with 3 residents
TOTALS = 117 homes with 207 residents served, plus 1 nonprofit facility with 94 residents
TYPES OF REPAIRS AND MODIFICATIONS COMPLETED:
- Restore heating and cooling
- Fix dangerous electrical problems
- Repair faulty plumbing conditions
- Install new water heaters
- Build wheelchair ramps and low-rise steps
- Repair rotten flooring
- Install grab bars and handrails
- Install bathroom assistive devices (toilet riser seats, hand-held showers, tub benches, etc.)
- Create more stable and accessible entrances
- Plus many more types of urgent repairs and safety modifications.
VALUE OF OUR SERVICES:
In 2017, 518 volunteers invested 7,166 hours and completed home repairs and modifications worth a market value of $239,582 for Northland residents.
FOLLOW-UP SURVEY RESULTS OF OUR SAFE AT HOME PROGRAM:
- 2015 clients fell 62 times before our modifications, and only 2 times after our modifications.
- 2016 clients fell 94 times before our modifications, and only 4 times after our modifications.
OUTCOMES SINCE OUR INCEPTION IN 2001:
- Total Number of Volunteers: 5,859
- Total Number of Homes Repaired: 770
- Total Number of Children Served: 369
- Total Number of Elderly Served: 666
- Total Number of Disabled Served: 606
- Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 64,469
- Total Market Value of Repairs and Modifications Completed: $2,296,890