Kickoff to Rebuild is an annual Super Bowl-sanctioned event hosted by Rebuilding Together that has provided over $5 Million in home repairs over the past 26 years to homeowners living in NFL cities. Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay has taken on the incredible task of providing 30 homeowners with critical home repairs in preparation for Super Bowl LV and the Kickoff to Rebuild event.
Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte had the privilege of participating in Kickoff to Rebuild by partnering with Lowe’s Home Improvement to provide critical repairs to a local veteran living in the Druid Hills community. We are honored to share his story with you.
Donald “Red” Adams was born on April 8th, 1952. His parents, Robert and Willie Fair purchased their home brand new in 1950. Donald’s Father, Robert Adams, Sr. served in the Army and fought in World War 2. Donald and his 8 siblings were all raised in the home and attended Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.
Following his father’s wishes, Donald served in the Air Force from 1970-1972 before receiving an honorable discharge for medical reasons. Donald returned home to support his family, as 4 of his siblings also followed their father’s wishes by enlisting in the armed forces. Donald’s older brother Robert retired from the Airforce after serving honorably for 31 years.
Donald’s father began a tradition in the 90’s of hosting a huge Fourth of July cookout for family and friends. Donald moved back to the home in 2010 to care for his aging parents. After they passed, Donald continued this Fourth of July tradition to honor their memory. Donald and his siblings continue to gather monthly at their family home for meals full of laughter and love. Donald is the father of 3 adult daughters, who also frequently visit him at home.
Donald is homebound due to a medical condition that requires him to be on oxygen. With Donald staying in the home, the Adams family remains one of a few original families in the Druid Hills community. Through the Kickoff to Rebuild project sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement, we provided critical bathroom repairs including a new subfloor, vinyl flooring, vanity and sink, medicine cabinet, toilet, grab bars, ceiling and drywall repair, and extensive plumbing repairs. Donald can now safely use his bathroom for many years to come.
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