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Who We Are
Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee’s (RTGM) mission is to provide free, professional-quality home repairs for low-income homeowners who are senior citizens and/or persons with disabilities who live in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.
May 19, 2012 is ReBuilding Day.  What does that mean and who will we be helping?
Rebuilding Day
Rebuilding Together's Rebuilding Day is a national one day event that takes place in the spring. On this day corporations and volunteers work on 15- 18 homes that are owned by low-income elderly or disabled individuals. The day is full of activity as over 750 volunteers donate their skills and sweat equity to complete numerous repairs, accessibility updates, and overall cleanup. Materials, supplies, and professional services are frequently donated to ensure that all homeowners are left with a safe and healthy environment.
We are raising money to help Miss Katie:

Katie, age 76, has lived in her home over 42 years. She originally rented the home and took such good care of it she was given the home by the owner when he passed away. Katie is originally from Clarksdale Mississippi. She came to Milwaukee to care for her mother who was up here and then stayed after her mother passed away. She raised 6 foster children and has 2 grandkids and 5 great-grandchildren. Katie worked for many years in housekeeping at the airport and retired in 2002 because of knee problems. She also had surgery on her shoulder in 2007.

Katie likes to take the bus to go to the mall and sometimes meets up with her cousin who lives close by. She used to enjoy sewing but her sewing machine was ruined in the flood a few years back. Katie does not have a clothes dryer and hangs all her clothes to dry.

Summary of Repairs:

  • Exterior painting
  • Install two 17 inch low-flow toilets
  • Install dryer
  • Install grab bars
  • Install interior and exterior handrails
  • New front steps and railings
  • New ceiling light fixtures
  • Install outdoor light

Please help us help Ms. Katie!