Volunteers help metro Detroit grandmother renovate her home

Posted at 6:29 PM, Apr 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-29 18:31:30-04

The last Saturday in April is National Rebuilding Day and several homes in Oakland County received some much needed renovations thanks to a group of volunteers.

Rebuilding Together Oakland County is a non-profit organization that helps the elderly and low-income families rehabilitate and repair their home.

In the last 25-years the organization has done work on 1,000 homes.

On Saturday they rolled-up their sleeves in Southfield with volunteers from Transfiguration Church and Hewlett-Packard helping 76-year old Geraldine Link with some much needed repairs on her home.

She takes care of her 52-year old son who is mentally disabled and has been unable to keep up with maintenance and repairs.

More than 35 volunteers helped replace her windows, floor, and paint in all of her rooms.

"I just I appreciate all of them. There is somebody to help and it's a Rebuilding Together of Oakland County," Geraldine says.

"We made a house livable, we increased the value of the house and it just brings it all together. It's neat," says Larry Cadotte with the non-profit.

More than $250,000 was given this year to help the organization thanks to generous sponsors like the city of Southfield, Lowes, Sears and Honeywell.

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