Our ability to stay safe at home is largely dependent on the quality of our housing.
The Power of Your Contribution
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh delivers home repairs to our neighbors who need it most. Every donation makes a difference! Our average per home investment for materials and contracted labor is $23,000, but a contribution at any level can have a significant impact on the health and safety of our neighbors.
Donate today to support safe and healthy housing for all!
Would you rather write a check? Would you like to discuss corporate sponsorship or matching gifts? Contact us today to start the conversation.
Common Health and Safety Repair Costs
What Does $10 Provide?
$10 Caulk a Tub or Shower surround to fill cracks and prevent water from leaving the tub or shower. Water infiltration can lead to costly structural damage and mold growth. Mold produces allergens, irritants, and sometimes toxins that can have adverse health effects on humans, especially in those with upper respiratory issues. Infectious diseases from molds can occur in those who are immune compromised/suppressed.
What Does $20 Provide?
$20 Furnish a Fire Extinguisher, a small but important part of a comprehensive home fire safety plan. Fire extinguishers can help save lives and protect property by putting out small fires before fire fighters arrive. Older adults have a 2.7 times greater risk of experiencing fatal injuries from a fire relative to the rest of the population.
What Does $30 Provide?
$30 Install Grab Bars in a bathroom to prevent slips and falls in the tub or shower. Approximately 3 million older adults are hospitalized for their injuries from slips and falls each year, many of which are preventable with proper safety measures, like installing grab bars.
What Does $50 Provide?
$50 Provides a New Front Door Lockset with lever handle to help improve the home’s security and ease of use for older adults. A doorknob requires a tight grasp and the ability to twist, a lever only requires the user to push down or apply some pressure to open the door.
What Does $75 Provide?
$75 Install CO Detectors on every level to alert residents to unsafe levels of carbon monoxide in the home. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas which can cause flu-like symptoms, disorientation, confusion, and even death. CO poisoning is entirely preventable, but 50,000 Americans still visit a hospital each year to treat its effects.
What Does $100 Provide?
$100 Install a Glass Block Window in a basement. Glass block windows eliminate the risk of air leakages and enhance heat control. Along with their energy efficiency advantages, they offer greater security.
What Does $250 Provide?
$250 Clean and Tune a Furnace with a certified inspection to ensure that it is operating safely and efficiently. A furnace can produce deadly levels of carbon monoxide if not properly maintained.
What Does $500 Provide?
$500 Remove Carpet and Install Vinyl Plank Flooring in one room, increasing mobility and accessibility for wheelchairs and older and disabled adults who may need to use mobility devices to navigate through the home. Old carpet can also contain harmful chemicals banned from more recent production, and trap harmful allergens and toxins that can cause serious respiratory issues.
What Does $1,000 Provide?
$1000 Install a New Hot Water Heater to help keep our neighbors warm and safe during cold Pittsburgh winters! Hot water heaters are recommended to be replaced every 10 years and remain a significant expense for many low-income homeowners. Newer hot water heaters also provide higher levels of efficiency, resulting in lower utility costs.
If you’d like to make a donation by check, please make your contribution payable to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh and mail to the following address:
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
7800 Susquehanna Street
Pittsburgh PA 15208
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
More Ways to Support RTP
Check or Cash
We accept check or cash donations at our office, located at 7800 Susquehanna StreetPittsburgh, PA 15208. Please make checks payable to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh.
Through partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh business community, we are able to make homes safer and healthier for more low-income homeowners. Find out how your business can get involved here!
Your contribution could be worth twice as much! Ask your company if they have a matching gift program.
United Way Contributor Choice Campaign
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Support the [Re]Builder's Care Package Drive!
RTP has been delivering food and care packages to seniors who are at high risk of COVID-19. Find out more about our food delivery volunteer opportunities and how to donate materials or complete care packages here.
We gladly accept contributions of appreciated stocks. Gifts of appreciated stock can lower your income tax by reducing your capital gains tax liability. It’s easy! Your broker can arrange a simple account transfer.
Give towards the future and provide for those who may need it in the years to come. Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh encourages you to think about leaving a lasting legacy to make the world a better place for future generations. There are many ways to ensure a gift that continues giving into the future, benefiting both the donor and Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh: bequests in wills, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and life insurance gifts. We are happy to discuss any of these options with you and your financial planner.
Contact Chief Executive Officer Alan Sisco at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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Through their support and collaboration, we are capable of providing and facilitating comprehensive care to low-income homeowners and their families.