April 4, 2014
This is the third year for the "Seniors Safe at Home" partnership between the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors, the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association and the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program, or A-HIP.
They hope to raise $50,000 toward construction on houses, to help seniors stay safe in their homes. More than 200 seniors are on AHIP's waiting list for repairs.
"We believe that everybody should be safe at home, and there are a lot of elderly people that come home to and wake up in houses that aren't safe for them. The floors might be falling in or the roof starts to leak, or the heat goes out... basic health and safety that most of us take for granted," says Jennifer Jacobs, executive director of operations.
If you can’t make the event, donations are being accepted through June 1. Go to AHIPVA.org for more information and how to donate.