Volunteers Come Together To Fix Senior's Nashville Home

Posted at 6:07 PM, Apr 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-21 19:11:30-04

It's all about giving back, at least that's what one woman said after she received the gift of a lifetime.

Rebuilding Together Nashville is a non-profit organization that helps people struggling to pay for house maintenance when their homes start to age. It restores and rebuilds homes for low-income residents.

Though Rebuilding Together Nashville is not limited only to seniors, 70 percent of the homes the group repairs are owned by seniors.

Frances Wilcox has lived in her North Nashville home for 48 years and needed a new roof. She received around $15,000 worth of home repairs, free of charge.

"I'm so blessed to be a part of this that, I don't want to cry but, I'm happy with the whole thing because I'm not able to fix these things that are well needed around my house," said Wilcox.

Crain Construction volunteered to fix Wilcox's home repairs.

The feeling of joy is not only overwhelming for Wilcox, but for everyone involved in the project.

"To be able to help somebody out who has given so much herself is just such a blessing," said Brent McGee, of Crain Construction.

The organization is not accepting anymore applications because the need is so great.

It currently has more than 400 people on the waiting list. The waiting list should reopen in about two years.

If you would like to help others in need of home repairs, head over to their website to donate.