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Safe Homes, Happy Residents
In support of Rebuilding Together Montgomery County’s affordable housing preservation efforts, The Friedson Group is thrilled to partner with Rebuilding Together to launch the Safe Homes, Happy Residents program. The mission of this program is to provide Rebuilding Together's clients with services that mitigate the risks posed by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and residential fires.
- CO poisoning is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the US each year.
- When considered in connection with the significant number of residential fire deaths reported each year, these make up one of the greatest health risks homeowners face.
- The majority of Rebuilding Together's clients have been in their homes for over 20 years and do not have sufficient smoke/CO detectors and fire extinguishers nor do they have the financial resources to have them installed themselves.
By partnering together on this initiative, The Friedson Group and Rebuilding Together will help drastically reduce the likelihood of injury or death from fire or CO poisoning for one of the most at-risk populations in Montgomery County.
About Rebuild Together Montgomery County
Rebuilding Together started in 1973 with an act of grassroots activism and community engagement in Midland, TX. A small group of good people realized a growing need in their community. Their neighbors’ homes had fallen into disrepair and the homeowners could not afford to fix them. The founding affiliates volunteered their time and skills to rehabilitate the homes of their neighbors and began what was known as Christmas in April. This simple act of neighbors helping neighbors inspired others to get involved and eventually spread across the country bringing together partners from all walks of life to help our neighbors year-round. In 1988, the organization opened its national office in Washington, DC eventually renaming itself Rebuilding Together. Today, Rebuilding Together operates nationwide with 166 affiliates within its network.
Rebuild Together Montgomery County, a member of the Rebuilding Together network, opened its doors in 1990 and, over the past 26 years, has worked to provide free critical home repairs, energy efficiency upgrades, and accessibility modifications for Montgomery County’s most vulnerable low-income residents – seniors, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and families with young children. Our mission is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners.