Duneland was awarded a 2019 Community Fund Grant from the Porter County
Community Foundation ahead of the 2019 Rebuilding Day.
The funds were used
to support the important work that teams of Rebuilding Together volunteers
complete every year, including various home and community improvement
projects for financially-burdened individuals and families.
This year in
particular, Rebuilding Together Duneland saw an increase in applications
from people in need of services. Multiple families received help including
the Lenburgs, a family of four with a son with special needs.
The volunteers were
able to add a stair railing, fix the garage steps, clean up the landscaping
and rebuild the back deck at the Lenburg home.
“We were so honored
to have the Lenburg’s home as one of our site projects this year,” said
Rebuilding Together Duneland volunteer Jim Thorstad.
“Even with the rain
and snow, our crew worked extremely hard to help finish the tasks at hand,”
“It’s more than
just a railing or fixing steps, its peace of mind for these parents knowing
that their house is as safe as it can be for their son. It’s more than just
landscaping and a deck, it’s about spending more time together as a family
and less time worrying about the yard work that needs to be done. That is
what really matters.”