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Review for Rutherford Housing Partnership Inc, Rutherfordton, NC, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

RHP has been in existence since 1995. Begun with a handful of volunteers and a few donations, the organization has grown, but continues to remain small with a large impact in addressing housing issues in Rutherford County, N.C. Having been involved with the iniial organizing of RHP, it has been humbling to see the response and support from people, groups, churches, businesses and foundations to help with the mission of RHP over the years. In the last 10 years or so to see from 100-400 volunteers on an annual basis roof houses, repair floors, porches, plumbing, windows, doors, and build handicap ramps out of their own sense of caring is grafifying. The use of volunteers has allowed far more to be done with the limited resources of RHP. To finish a roof for an elderly lady who is on a restriced income and see the joy in her face as her worry is relieved concerning her leaking roof motivates volunteers to do more. To build a handicap ramp for a person bound to a wheel chair ensures that in case of a fire they have a greater chance to get out of their house is a relief. To take care of plumbing issues that create unsanitary conditions makes a house safer. For many of the clients of RHP, limited income excludes house repairs for the important needs of food, medicines, utilities,etc., consume a monthly income check so quickly.
RHP has become an important agency in Rutherford County along with other agencies in addressing housing issues. Currently, over 130 clients have an application with RHP for some assistance with housing issues. Any and all funding will be carefully used to help address this list of clients. RHP is grateful for any consideration.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing people with great needs have those met.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find greater avenues of resources to help with constance funding issues.

Role:  Board Member & I have helped with many projects, including roofing, building ramps, assessing housing repair issues and helping with rasising funds.