Saturday, April 19, 2008

Volunteers to Upgrade Disabled Woman’s Home

A non-profit group that aids senior and disabled homeowners will make improvements to a San Pedro woman’s home next Saturday.

The South Bay chapter of Rebuilding Together will upgrade Tana Jackson’s home in the 300 block of West 14th Street so that the 90-year-old woman can maneuver her wheelchair through the house.

“This is really terrific,” said Jackson. “I really want to be able to live here while I can and this will allow me to do just that. The thought of going to live in a senior facility, even if it is nice, just does not appeal to me and I am very comfortable living here because everything is so familiar.”

Tana Jackson. Photo by John R. Stinson.

Volunteers will modify the San Pedro home as part of National Rebuilding Day on April 26.

“On this national day of community service, Rebuilding Together volunteers and sponsors enjoy the satisfaction of producing hands-on tangible results for those in need,” said Catherine Balcom, executive director of Rebuilding Together South Bay.

The group does minor repairs to qualifying homes year around and just launched a program serving low-income, injured and disabled military personnel returning home.

For more information or to volunteer, call (310) 999-5050 or email

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