Homeowners Robert and Maria are both in their eighties, so it’s understandable that getting around isn’t as easy as it once was. Add to that the challenge of a broken toilet, no running water in the kitchen, a large amount of yard debris, and broken exterior stairs that created a falling hazard for the couple.
The living situation looked dire when volunteers from Nibbi Brothers stepped in to remedy some of the issues. In addition to repairing the leaky toilet, a plumber fixed the kitchen sink and repaired the plumbing throughout the house. The couple can now wash their dishes in the sink rather than the bathtub, which is something they hadn’t been able to do for many years. Grab bars were installed in the bathroom and new appliances were installed in the kitchen. The stairs at the back of the house were reinforced, and new railings in both the front and back of the house make it easier to enter and exit the home.
“I want to thank the people at Nibbi Brothers and all of the volunteers who made this possible,” said Maria, who cried with joy when the new appliances were installed. “Everything about this project has improved our daily routines at home.”
“It’s been our pleasure to work with RTP to support vulnerable homeowners in the Peninsula for the past two decades. The work we do as volunteers brings us as much joy as the homeowners,” said Mike Nibbi, vice president and project executive for Nibbi.