|Volunteers use non-slip roofing shingles on the outside stairs at the Queen Elizabeth Boulevard house.|
The annual Rebuilding Together program, on the last Saturday in April, is sponsored by Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA), a coalition of local churches.
|ACCA volunteer Camille Mittelholtz and Loan Nguyen in Nguyen's living room.|
They painted the siding, rebuilt the outdoor steps, installed circuit interrupters, installed grab bars and a handheld shower in a bathroom, painted a bedroom, repaired a banister, fixed an outdoor shed, and trimmed the bushes.
|A volunteer paints the exterior of Nguyen's house.|
|Volunteers work on the Watkins Trail house.|
At the other house, at 4116 Watkin Trail, volunteers from Ravensworth Baptist Church, John Calvin Presbyterian Church, and Providence Presbyterian Church put in a new front door and storm doors, mulched the front yard plants, removed dead limbs from a tree, removed old carpeting, fixed the patio, repaired the plumbing, replaced two toilets, and fixed leaks in the roof.
|Diep Ba Vuong and co-captain for that house project, Laurie Lewis.|
The ACCA home repair project is carried out in partnership with the Rebuilding Together organization, a nonprofit based in Fairfax. That organization does an initial assessment and vets the homeowners, said Camille Mittelholtz of St. Barnabas. House captains from ACCA figure out what work needs to be done, what supplies are needed, and decide what to purchase within a budget of about $3,500 for each house.
|ACCA's Rebuilding Together project takes months of planning and dozens of volunteers.|