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RTQC, Advanced Mechanical, and Jaycees Help
Disabled Couple remain in their Home

October 10, 2015 – 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. The quote below from their application for help sums their situation up:

"My home is falling apart around my ears...
I don't know how much longer we can stay before we have to walk away."

Jaycees of the Quad Cities provided a dozen or so volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning and afternoon to do a variety of home repairs, including but not limited to carpentry, painting, staining, plumbing, and minor electrical work. In addition, prior to the Saturday work day, RTQC had gutters replaced on the exterior of the house.

What made this project even more special is that when we determined that the furnace was in dire need of replacement during our pre-construction walk through, Advanced Mechanical of Davenport came through with an incredibly generous donation of a new furnace and air conditioning unit.

All of these repairs were provided at no cost to the home owner. Thanks to the generosity of these corporate and community partners, the Emerson family can live much more safely, comfortably, and with dignity in their home.

This was one of fifteen projects selected across the Quad Cities as part of RTQC's annual fall rehab program. Click here to learn how your organization can partner with us to make the next Emerson family story possible!