Volunteers swarmed over the home of an 81-year-old Oak Park man Saturday, completing a three-week "extreme makeover" to produce an upgraded, comfortable and safe residence.
The effort was overseen by Rebuilding Together Sacramento, which helps seniors and people with disabilities stay in their homes and remain independent.
The nonprofit also has a goal of preserving affordable housing in the community.
Officials said Oak Park resident Bill Townsend had limited income and was overwhelmed trying to keep up his house in the 3400 block of 38th Street.
For three weeks, volunteers, including skilled-trades workers, had done heavy-duty repair work inside and outside the home. The interior was virtually gutted and rebuilt.
Townsend had been away from the home for two weeks while the upgrades were done.
The Oak Park project was one of 10 volunteer efforts Saturday involving Rebuilding Together Sacramento.
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