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Local non-profit helps rebuild homes for people in need

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Rebuilding Together El Paso is a non-profit organization serving low-income homeowners.

"She needed the assistance, the help and we made it happen for her," Jack Acosta, head of contracting with Rebuilding Together El Paso said.

​​​​​​​"It was a surprise and I didn't expect it," said Nellie Ben, recipient of Rebuilding Together El Paso services.

"The expression of gratitude on her face is priceless," added Acosta.

"We take pride in what we do because we're paying it forward. We're making people, homeowners, and El Paso owners feel happy. Plus, we're bringing it back to the community. We want our city to look great," said Acosta.

The non-profit works with contractors as well as volunteers.

"We have people who come together and we come up with a budget to help a certain amount of people that we can," said Acosta.

The team makes improvements free of cost to El Paso homeowners in need.

"The way we go out and about is we are heaven sent, to be honest with you, because we go around randomly. And if we look at that house and they need help, we'll go up and we'll knock on the door and we'll ask you if you need," said Acosta.

Saturday the non-profit helped Nellie Ben. She is 70 years old and lost her husband over 4 years ago.

"I lose my husband. It was very, very painful, you know, because he was a handyman and then he was so blind, go blind and lose him and it's his heart," said Ben.

Over time the non-profit has invested over $2,500,000 in the community and helped over 2000 homeowners and their families.

"Only gratitude to all the personnel and the people who are involved in all these projects. I thank you. Oh, from the bottom of my heart to everyone," Ben.

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