Dry: Damp houses provide a nurturing environment for mites, roaches, rodents, and molds, all of which are associated with asthma.
Clean: Clean homes help reduce pest infestations and exposure to contaminants.
Pest-Free: Recent studies show a causal relationship between exposure to mice and cockroaches and asthma episodes in children; yet inappropriate treatment for pest infestations can exacerbate health problems, since pesticide residues in homes pose risks for neurological damage and cancer.
Safe: The majority of injuries among children occur in the home. Falls are the most frequent cause of residential injuries to children, followed by injuries from objects in the home, burns, and poisonings.
Contaminant-Free: Chemical exposures include lead, radon, pesticides, volatile organic compounds, and environmental tobacco smoke. Exposures to asbestos particles, radon gas, carbon monoxide, and second-hand tobacco smoke are far higher indoors than outside.
Ventilated: Studies show that increasing the fresh air supply in a home improves respiratory health.
Maintained: Poorly-maintained homes are at risk for moisture and pest problems. Deteriorated lead-based paint in older housing is the primary cause of lead poisoning, which affects some 240,000 U.S. children.
Fort Lauderdale-based, non-profit organization Rebuilding Together Broward County, Inc. (Rebuilding Together Broward) was recently in need of acquiring a new vehicle to help them with their efforts to restore and provide better living conditions to low income homeowners in the local community. When Rick Case Automotive Group learned of the organization’s plight, the car dealership immediately stepped up to the plate and generously donated a used 2004 Honda Pilot from its Rick Case Honda dealership in Davie, Florida. On Thursday, August 29th, Stan Bostic, National Director of Communications and VIP Programs for the Rick Case Automotive Group, proudly handed the keys of the Honda Pilot to Sandra Veszi Einhorn, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Broward County, Inc., and Rebuilding Together Board Chair, Allan Weiss of Raymond James Financial.