COVID-19

May 27th, 2020

[Re]Builders Care Package Drive!
We've been hard at work completing healthy home repairs for our low-income neighbors, taking every precaution to keep our staff and clients safe. We hope that our [Re]Builders are continuing to stay safe while restrictions ease in our region.

Many of our homeowners have let us know that they are finding it difficult to obtain some essential items. Since we've established a new food distribution program, we realized we could make these trips even more meaningful by pairing it with a care package of essential hygiene items. But we need the support of our community to make this happen. We're inviting you to join the [Re]Builders Care Package Drive to help bridge this gap for our senior neighbors!

Visit our Volunteer page and read the flyer below to learn more about contributing to this effort and other volunteer opportunities.
 
If you’re interested in creating packages, if you’d like to drop off items for packages, or if you’d like to support in making deliveries, please complete this brief survey. 

Are you a business interested in partnering with RTP?
  Download the flyer here to share this campaign with your network, family, and friends!

May 15th, 2020

Observing strict protocols for hygiene and safety, this week we resumed some of the home repair projects that were put on hold due to COVID-19. We are excited to be back in the field to serve those who need it most!

RTP has continued to develop partnerships with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and other local food pantries to help meet the needs of our clients during this time of crisis. With the help of dedicated volunteers, we distributed over a ton of food to our neighbors in need this week alone.

If you'd like to help with our food distribution efforts, please contact Bri Castle, Volunteer Programs Manager at bcastle@rtpittsburgh.org or
(484) 773-1567.

Keep an eye out for other upcoming individual volunteer opportunities!

April 21st, 2020

To meet the demands of the COVID-19 Pandemic, RTP successfully petitioned the State to allow emergency activities. Our project managers and subcontractors shifted to prioritizing and coordinating emergency repairs to secure home environments for our most vulnerable population. In addition to stabilizing homes, our team stepped in to provide enhanced case management services to connect our clients with financial, utility, and food assistance that will help them safely shelter in place.

To date, authorized repairs include replacing two roofs with significant leaks that caused plaster to fall within the home; replacing two leaking toilets that caused significant interior damage; replacing a window falling out of its jamb; replacing a leaking, aged hot water tank; and repairing a furnace that stopped working.

Through intensive case management, the team has connected 35 families, representing 61 individuals, to various food access and support programs:
  • Over 20 families signed up for senior boxes through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program
  • 16 senior clients in Beltzhoover have been referred to hot meals delivered three times a week by the Beltzhoover Civic Association
  • Six senior clients connected to the Lawrenceville United Buddy Program
  • Partnered with 9 unique partners across the county to source food for direct delivery to our clients

RTP will continue to follow strict protocols for hygiene and safety while we deliver these critical services to our neighbors in need.

Donate here to help support our neighbors.

RTP is seeking in-kind donations of hygiene and cleaning items that will help keep our staff and clients safe.
Find out more here.


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