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.
2019 TOTAL OUTCOMES
Communities where RTKC completed repairs and modifications in 2018:
- Avondale = 1 home and 1 nonprofit facility
- Edgerton = 1 home
- Excelsior Springs = 2 homes
- Gladstone = 20 homes
- Holt = 1 home
- Kansas City = 45 homes and 1 nonprofit facility
- Kearney = 2 homes
- Lake Waukomis = 1 home
- Lee’s Summit = 1 home
- Liberty = 9 homes and 1 community space
- Missouri City = 1 home
- North Kansas City = 1 home
- Parkville = 2 homes
- Platte City = 2 homes
- Pleasant Valley = 2 homes
- Richmond = 3 homes
- Smithville = 1 home
- Wood Heights = 1 home
TOTALS = 96 homes with 169 residents served, 2 nonprofits, and 1 community space
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 2019, 410 volunteers invested 8,706 hours and completed home repairs and modifications worth a market value of $373,121 for disadvantaged 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.
- 2017 clients fell 84 times before our modifications and only 1 time after our modifications.
OUTCOMES SINCE OUR INCEPTION IN 2001:
- Total Number of Volunteers: 6,879
- Total Number of Homes Repaired: 976
- Total Number of Children Served: 433
- Total Number of Elderly Served: 868
- Total Number of Disabled Served: 788
- Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 80,280
- Total Market Value of Repairs and Modifications Completed: $3,004,415