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Rebuilding homes for free

April 28, 2006

Albany - - All over the country, people are getting major make-overs to their homes for free.

"Rebuilding America" is a non-proft group that prides themslef for bringing "Christmas in April". On this day, each year the group fixes up homes for people who are unable to do it theirselves.

"We'll send them an applicaton, then we have a committee that goes out to the home to see what kind of work needs to be done if it something within our scope that we do and if we take it on we notify them by letter to tell them they've been accepted then the work begins on the last Saturday in April like we are today," says organizer Debbie Blanton. 

 In order to qualify for the program, you have to be at least 62 years or older, you have to own your home, and you have to demonstrate that you are unable to afford cost to repair your home.

Next year, Rebuild America will celebrate it's 10th year of service in our area.

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