Rebuilding Together Portland is an organization that helps low income homeowners who need assistance. Seniors, people with disabilities, families with children. On April 24th, with the help of 1,200 volunteers and sponsors, RTP rehabilitated 63 homes in the Portland area. The homes received extensive repairs such as new roofs, exterior paint, plumbing and electrical issues, new handrails, and ADA modifications. Along with other photographers, I volunteered my time to document the event at 3 different homes, and to also document the before and after shots. This picture is of a lovely lady simply referred to as Ms. Ida who was one of the recipients of RTP. Her home got a fresh new coat of paint and much needed yard work done. They put in a new fence around her yard as well and installed handrails in some key spots where there were none before. I’m on my over there now to shoot the after shots!