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Group Renovates Homes Of The Elderly In Richmond

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Richmond, VA—One local group is planning to revamp to the city neighborhood one home at a time.

"People my age don't have that kind of money, they literally saved me thousands of dollars."

Since she moved in 43 years ago, Margaret Gillespie's home had fallen into disrepair. The home had broken steps a damaged porch and other problems.

A team from the non profit Rebuilding Together of Richmond renovated Gillespie's home from the inside out. They revealed the finished product last week. The homeowner is grateful for the time and effort they put into the renovation.

"I could've never done the sink, I could've never put the cabinets in, I could've never done the floors. I just didn't have that kind of money."

Rebuilding Together of Richmond reaches out to low income, elderly and disabled homeowners, all in an effort to make their homes safer. They repaired broken basement window and replaced railing and a missing back door at Gillespie's home.

"It was such a hazard for me, I would come out of the kitchen and anybody could've been standing there."

1500 volunteers will get to work early Saturday morning, getting their hands dirty to repair more than 40 homes in the Fulton neighborhood.

For more information on Rebuilding Together of Richmond or to sign up as a volunteer, please visit here.

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