Rebuilding Together Seattle transforms home of 92 year old North Seattle widow

Monday, March 7, 2016

Volunteers from Master Builders Association

On Thursday, March 3rd, Rebuilding Together Seattle partnered with 25 volunteers from sponsor Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and partner group Green Canopy Homes to restore the home of an elderly widow and her family in the Bitter Lake area of Seattle.

Nita Aemmer is the 92-year-old widow of a World War II veteran who lives with her granddaughter, Danielle, and two great-grandchildren.

Before he passed away, Nita’s husband took great pride in his home and maintained it well: he added an extension and did all the landscaping and gardening. After he passed, though, Nita could not maintain the home on her own, so Danielle moved in to help care for her grandmother and the home.

Master Builders Association’s Director of Association Programs Aaron Adelstein
 and Rebuilding Together Executive Director Nicole Ferrer

But Danielle suffers from chronic Lyme disease, often leaving her unable to complete any necessary repairs, and the condition of the house has drastically declined over the years.

Volunteers from Master Builders Association and Green Canopy Homes came in and patched walls, painted, improved exterior drainage, replaced bathroom flooring, repaired siding, did deep-cleaning, and made accessibility and safety improvements to their home.

In an effort to provide safe and healthy housing to the Seattle community, Rebuilding Together Seattle provides low-income homeowners and nonprofit facilities with critical repairs, modifications and energy-efficient upgrades at no cost to the individuals served.


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