Non-Profit Renovates Fair Lawn Home Hard-Hit By Irene [Video]
Rebuilding Together, a national non-profit that renovates homes, was on site in Fair Lawn Saturday helping resident Stacey Scott rebuild after Hurricane Irene.
Suffering mold and water damage from the effects of Hurricane Irene, but unable to afford repairs, Fair Lawn resident Stacey Scott turned to an organization called Rebuilding Together for help.
Rebuilding Together is a national non-profit whose mission is to bring volunteers, communities and local businesses together to improve the homes and lives of low-income individuals.
The organization designated April as National Rebuilding Month, which concluded on the last Saturday of April with National Rebuilding Day. On National Rebuilding Day, the local Bergen County affiliate of Rebuilding Together undertook 10 projects, including fixing up Stacey Scott's Oak Street residence.
Scott, who had been living with four-foot high growths of mold in her basement since the hurricane, had a mold remediation performed last month. The work performed Saturday focused on the exterior of her house, and included fixing a damaged gutter that had leaked onto the porch and rotted the wood boards, replacing the rotted boards in both the front and back of the house and painting both the porch and basement, among other small projects.
Scott said she was extremely grateful for the help in restoring her home and promised to pay it forward by volunteering with the organization in the future.