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Disability Modifications

$7,144 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 2 months
Created October 31, 2018
Rebuilding Together-North Jersey
Meet Tracy and her son Matthew.

After Matthew's father and Tracy's father both passed away, Tracy found herself pretty much on her own trying to take care of her son who has Cerebral Palsy. She needed to find a home that could meet her needs financially - which was already a struggle - and meet the needs of her son as well. She was able to accomplish the former but not the latter. 

She currently resides in Totowa where someone started to build a ramp for Matthew but was unable to finish. The part that was complete was not sustainable for long term use and needed to be deconstructed and put back together properly.

In addition to the ramp outside, there are other interior modifications needed.

- The bathroom in the home is not handicap accessible so Matthew is unable to independently use it. His mother needs to lift him in and out of the bathtub which is causing her to experience health issues of her own - namely severe back pain.
- The sink was not designed for a wheelchair to fit underneath.
- The doorways in the home are barely able to accommodate Matthew's wheelchair. Currently, Tracy needs to help him maneuver into his room and if he outgrows this wheelchair he will not be able to enter his room at all.

Rebuilding Together North Jersey hopes to make all the modifications necessary for Tracy and Matthew to live the independent lives they deserve.

Ramp construction is already underway and we are looking to raise $5,000 for a new shower, sink, fixtures and sliding door compliant with the American Disability Act.

Rebuilding Together North Jersey is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

We encourage you to give what you can for this family, or if you can not afford to give, please share their story through social media or email so perhaps others may give. Thank you!


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Update 2
Posted by Rebuilding Together-North Jersey
1 month ago
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Delivery of a new automatic garage door and new front and rear doors which will make things easier for Tracy to transport Matthew in and out of the home.

A special thank you to the generosity of Lowe's in Paramus, NJ! It is always encouraging when local volunteers, donors and corporations come together to make life better for a deserving family.
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Update 1
Posted by Rebuilding Together-North Jersey
2 months ago
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Thank you to all the volunteers who helped stain Matthew's ramp and clean out the basement and garage for Tracy this past Saturday.
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Raised by 84 people in 2 months
Created October 31, 2018
Rebuilding Together-North Jersey
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