Sept. 25 is Rebuilding Together Day

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 10:00am

    Rebuilding Together-Lincoln County (RTLC) will hold their 2021 Rebuilding Together Day on Saturday, Sept 25. The 2020 event was cancelled due to concerns about community spread of Covid-19 so this year’s event will include protocols designed to ensure the safety of all participants.

    Rebuilding Together Day happens once a year when RTLC invites the community to join them in assisting local homeowners with repairs the homeowners can’t afford or are physically unable to do themselves. Typically, projects requiring indoor and outdoor light to heavy carpentry, interior and exterior painting, and yard clean up are on the schedule. This year, however, RTLC is limiting Rebuilding Together Day projects to three outdoor painting projects, one indoor painting project, and a landscaping project involving tree/shrub trimming and yard cleanup.  While ventilation is good and social distancing is possible at the indoor painting job site, volunteers working there will be required to wear masks.

    “Ideally, volunteers would come as ‘pods’ of five to 10 people who are comfortable with the vaccination status of their fellow pod members,” said RTLC President Vic Taylor.  “This is especially important for the indoor painting project. Individual volunteers are also welcome but will be assigned to outdoor projects and asked to wear masks outdoors if they're not vaccinated.”  Whether working indoors or out, volunteers are asked to wear masks when social distancing is not possible.

    For members of the community who would like to join in undertaking these projects, please visit the RTLC website at rebuildingtogether-lc.org and click on the “Volunteer” link.  A Volunteer Application can be downloaded there. Once filled out, the Volunteer Application can either be emailed to info@rebuildingtogether-lc.org or dropped off at Hawke Motors, 203 Townsend Avenue in Boothbay Harbor.  RTLC requests volunteer apps be submitted by Wednesday, Sept. 22 so we can plot job assignments before Rebuilding Together Day.

    Volunteers will gather in the parking lot of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church at 82 Atlantic Avenue in Boothbay Harbor at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 25. Out of an abundance of caution, RTLC requests that everyone in the parking lot be masked. Volunteers will be directed to the various job sites where lunch will be provided. The work day will end around 3:30 p.m.,but if you can’t spend the entire day, every minute you can dedicate will be greatly appreciated.

    RTLC is an all-volunteer, donations and grant funded charitable organization whose primary mission is to support neighbors in need who own their homes but, due to financial hardship or disability, are unable to address necessary repairs.  To inquire about having RTLC assist you with home repairs, please visit rebuildingtogether-lc.org and click on the “Need Help?” link, email info@rebuildingtogether-lc.org, or call 207-380-5719. To make a tax-deductible donation to RT-LC, please visit rebuildingtogether-lc.org and click on “Donate” or mail your tax-deductible donation to Rebuilding Together-Lincoln County, P.O. Box 22, Boothbay Harbor, ME 045383.