Homeowner Stories

What started as a slow leak quickly escalated, resulting in significant water damage to Saletha's home. Once RTQC learned about Saletha's situation, we identified a funding source for materials and coordinated with volunteers from the US Army Warrant Officer Association and the Rock Island Arsenal to repair the leak and to perform essential repairs at no cost to Saletha.

Emil DeSmet served in the Philippines and Okinawa during the Korean conflict as a Private First Class Marine. When Emil and his wife, Madge, needed a wheelchair ramp to maintain independence, Team Depot volunteers supported by a grant from The Home Depot Foundation made it happen!

Because of deteriorating health, when the Thompsons needed a wheelchair ramp installed so they could continue to live safely and independently at home, RTQC and a team of four volunteers from John Deere got it done.

When significant water damage from a roof leak resulted in major damage to Swazine's house, volunteers from John Deere and Wells Fargo Bank, financially supported by a $15,000 Safe & Healthy Housing grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation, swung into action and performed critical repairs througout the house. Not only did they improve the health and safety of the home, they gave the homeowner hope that better days lied ahead.

After water damage compromised Pat Marsh's bathroom floor, RTQC volunteers not only repaired the plumbing, floor and flooring, but also installed a new toilet, grab bars, and tub surround. Light carpentry, electrial, and plumbing work was also done in the kitchen.

Stephanie Gaines needed a wheelchair ramp to maintain "her independence by allowing her to get in and out of the house.” After battling damp and raining conditions, a dozen RTQC volunteers completed wheelchair ramp and several accessibility and independence improvements inside the house.

Chris Glaub approached RTQC requesting a wheelchair ramp to make it easier for him to get in and out of his home. Several John Deere retirees and students from Augustana College worked together build a wheelchair ramp, which Chris later described as "life changing".

Gunter Terronez is used to helping others through his work with Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 669 and the Mexican American Veterans Association, but the shoe was on the other foot today as the veteran received help with home repairs from Rebuilding Together Quad Cities, US Army Warrant Officers, McCartney Improvement, and Shaw Electric. Work was funded by a Lowe's Heroes grant. We were honored to help this American Hero!

Volunteers from Rebuilding Together Quad Cities (RTQC), Jaycees of the Quad Cities, and Advanced Mechanical Geothermal joined forces to provide critical repairs for an elderly couple in Davenport, both of whom had recently become disabled. The Emerson family was in great need of many repairs.