Can you imagine being elderly or disabled or legally blind and trying to maintain your home?
Many senior citizens live in mobile home parks within a mile of our church and struggle to keep themselves and their homes safe.
On Oct. 28th we are going to help improve the mobile home of an elderly, disabled or low-income person near us. We are partnering with an organization called RebuildingTogetherSV that does such projects all over the city twice a year. If you are familiar with Beautiful Day projects, this is something similar, except it is for the poorest, most unwell senior citizens of our city.
We need about 25-30 people to be a part. If this sounds like a way that you’d love to serve God and someone needy in our community, sign up by Oct. 6th.
To sign up, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To give toward building funds, go to the giving page and Rebuilding Together pull down on : https://churchonthehill.ccbchurch.com.
On Rebuilding Together Day we were able to help three low-income families have safer, healthier homes!
At the first two projects we served at senior citizen's homes in Mill Pond, the park below our church. We poured a cement walkway, fixed a roof leak, rebuilt a deck and paver pathway, painted, installed railings and more. At the third site in East SJ, we filled a 20' dumpster for the needy family of 9, tore out carpet and gave some furniture to make their home and yard more livable.
The homeowners were amazed by our outpouring of love for them. Seth, one of the RT foremen on the job who had done 13 previous RT projects, said - with emotion - that our team was the hardest working he'd ever seen. He was impressed by our work ethic and perseverance. We showed grit!
We were also able to build new friendships with each other and be a light for Christ in our immediate neighborhood, as we talked to people who went by!