Fifteen Springfield homes that were damaged in the June tornado and during the October Nor'Easter will be restored by Rebuilding Together on April 28 as part of National Rebuilding Day.
"The house was just falling apart, and now we've got hope," said Tammy Golphin, whose home is going to be renovated.
It's been a tough year for the Golphin family. Their home was badly damaged during the June tornado, Tammy, who struggles with diabetes, recently had to have her leg amputated, and Prince lost his job. So when they found out they'd be getting help to rebuild their home, words didn't do the feeling justice.
"I can't get my words together. I'm past excited. I've got butterflies on the inside," said Golphin.
The last Saturday of the month, the Golphins' home will be restored. And they won't be alone. Fourteen other families will be getting help as well from around 1,000 volunteers dedicating their day to the rebuilding efforts.
"It's a real wide variety of work that we do to the homes," said Rebuilding Together Executive Director Colleen Loveless.
Rebuilding Together received almost 200 applications for the National Rebuilding Day, and they say choosing who would get the help was tough. But, they say their efforts continue year-round, and they try to help as many people as they can.
And for those like the Golphins, the work of the organization as well as all those helping to make their home renovation possible is really a big step forward in helping the family to get their life back on track.
On National Rebuilding Day, 250,000 volunteers throughout the country will work on some 8,000 homes across the country.
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