NARI to the Rescue

The "NARIGC to the Rescue" committee of NARI of Greater Chicagoland is dedicated to giving back to the Chicagoland community through our access to building materials and skilled labor.  We have helped families with children of varying abilities, medical situations which require special construction needs, fire damaged kitchens, and families getting back on their feet following homelessness or disaster.  NARIGC works to secure material donations and worker volunteers for these projects prior to approval.  A site visit will also be necessary prior to approval.  

All submitted projects are reviewed by the NARIGC to the Rescue Committee based on need, size of project, and availability of volunteers and materials.  Final approval is required by our Board of Directors.  We will work with the homeowner to get all required permits at a reduced rate if possible.  

The types of projects we may be able to help with are:

  • Making bathrooms handicapped accessible
  • Small kitchen remodels after fire/water damage
  • Ramps and other retrofit handicapped accessible or special needs items
  • Minor house repairs

Unfortunately, we are not able to help everyone who submits a request.  Types of projects we are not be able to help with are:

  • Any home that is deemed to be structurally unsafe or have major structural issues
  • Room additions or whole house remodels
  • Projects requiring mold remediation or lead abatement

If we are unable to help a homeowner, we work to connect the homeowner with someone who can.

We are proud that we have been able to help so many families throughout the years.  If you or a family you know may qualify, please Contact Us with the need, size/scope of the project, and contact information for the homeowner.

Remodelers Join Together and Donate Services for Area Family

Please visit our project photo gallery by clicking here!

When Donna Dew was ordering a handbag for her daughter-in-law online, the furthest thing from her mind was discovering the next NARI to the Rescue recipient.

Dew and her husband are active members of NARIGC, whose members periodically band together to assist homeowners for a NARI to the Rescue project.

Denman Project

In 2011, we were introduced to Richard Denman.  At the time we met Richard, he had fostered more than sixty children in his home throughout the years.

Evans Family

In late 2009, NARI of Greater Chicagoland (NARIGC) was introduced to a family that none of our members will ever forget. The Evans Family.