During Covid-19 also offering temporary, emergency assistance to cover rent, utilities, and transportation.
SAFE HOUSING Maintaining a safe, healthy home is a challenge for most low income families due to lack of income needed to repair items in the home that have become worn and/or broken after years of use. Our "Restoring Texas" project helps with this, with current needs being roof replacements, window replacements, and water heater replacements.
Some modifications may be as simple as grab bars, doorway widening or wheelchair ramps while others may include modifying an entire bathroom and/or kitchen, leveling a foundation, replacing a roof, or replacing an HVAC system.
CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE Most caregivers refuse to take a break from caring for their loved one(s). They will sacrifice their own health and well being to take care of their family member. Rusted and Weathered, Inc. will provide an opportunity to give rest to Caregivers by providing, free of charge, a paid, experienced caregiver to “fill-in” while the caregiver takes a “break” to go to dinner, see a movie or other activities.
ASSISTANCE WITH HOUSEKEEPING Some of our Texas neighbors can no longer maintain a clean, safe, healthy home due to either physical, or mental barriers. Adults age 65+ or adults ages 18 and older with physical disabilities who are in the process of applying for or waiting for approval from Medicaid/Medicare or other government assistance programs can receive services to assist with such items as laundry, cleaning, cooking, etc.
To Apply For Assistance To apply for assistance through our organization, please submit your contact information on our Contact Page here.
Using grant funding from the Community Foundation of Abilene, West Texas Veteran Support Services installed new grab bars in the home of Harry Reynolds, a retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant. The bars were added to Harry’s hallway and bathroom, and we also added a new storm door to the entryway of his home. More information on the grant and Harry's story is here: https://cfabilene.org/blog/grant-funds-safety-needs-for-disabled-veteran