The nonprofit is celebrating 30 years of helping St. Louisans with home repairs

ST. LOUIS – The nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together St. Louis is celebrating three decades of helping people in the community with home repairs.

“Where I had the leak, they replaced the ceiling for me and did the garden. I am truly grateful and blessed,” said Sandra Walls.

Walls said Rebuilding Together changed her life when they came out earlier this year to fix up her home with repairs she didn’t even know were needed.

“They gave me a new roof; They installed LED lighting in the hallway and basement. and then they also gave me a new hot water tank,” she said.

Walls attended the event Wednesday evening to celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary, which helps so many people in the area.

“Over the past 30 years, we have helped more than four thousand homeowners in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. We have created more than 70 community spaces working at community centers, schools or community gardens,” said Elaine Powers, executive director of Rebuilding Together.

Powers said the nonprofit primarily helps veterans and older adults.

“Sometimes it’s financial limitations, physical limitations, just a lot of things that sometimes lead to people just needing help with basic security repairs in their homes,” she said.

Powers said they will continue to help more people like Walls with repairs to handrails, plumbing and more.

“I don’t think I would still be in my house if they hadn’t fixed the roof,” Walls said.

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