Tuesday, February 16, 2010
During the first year of the Veterans Program, RTS hopes to assist five veterans (and their families) in need through the support of Sears, the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), and the Veterans Conservation Corps. Three veterans will receive help before May, so things are looking good for RTS to meet its goal of helping five veterans by September!
RTS is thankful for the continued support of John Lee, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) director, who became a Honorary Board member in November 2009. “I am a firm believer that while no one organization can do it all, our combined efforts have the ability to change the lives of veterans and their families,” John said. “There is no question that by fulfilling the basic need of a warm and dry home, you are able to help veterans have a sense of security they may not have had for years.”
RTS looks forward to watching the Veterans Program expand in the coming years. Please check back soon to read about the veterans who RTS will be helping in April!
Friday, February 12, 2010
The social is on Thursday, March 4th, 2010 from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. at F.X. McRory's and will cost $10.00.
YPS and YPG members receive complimentary RTS bracelet, raffle ticket, appetizers and acces to F.X. McRory's Happy Hour specials from 7-9 p.m.
For more information, visit the YPS facebook page or contact Christian Nossum at email@example.com
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
"Why, this is like Christmas in April!" they were told, and the idea spread across the country.
The program was brought to Seattle in 1990 and in 1993 Christmas in April was incorporated as an independent, non-profit organization in Seattle. In 2000, the organization, recognizing the growing needs of low-income homeowners, expanded its mission to provide more year-round services along with a greater diversity of services. With the expanded mission came a new name that reflected the work and partnership approach used by our program, now known as Rebuilding Together.
Today, there are over 200 affiliates in all 50 states. With the help of 2.5 million volunteers, the national affiliate network has delivered over $1 billion in market value repair work since its founding. Since 1990, Rebuilding Together Seattle has renovated over 700 homes and community centers in local neighborhoods, and looks forward to celebrating its 20th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day this April!
Rebuilding Together still recognizes their big rebuilding day in April, now called National Rebuilding Day. Every year, all Rebuilding Together affiliates dedicate the last Saturday in April to a massive one-day marathon of donated repair services and materials to homeowners and nonprofit facilities in need.
And THAT, my friends, is the story behind National Rebuilding Day or as we like to refer to it:
Thank you Home Depot!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
In an attempt to bring a little personality to our blog, we’ll begin to profile people who have made a personal commitment to Rebuilding Together Seattle.
There’s no one better to kick off our profile series than Erin Scheopner.
Just to kick things off, I asked her a few questions:
1. How did you get involved in YPS?
“I am fortunate enough to be a friend and former colleague of Margie. When she had the idea to start a group for young professionals, she contacted me. I was more than happy and eager to get involved as I had already experienced the thrill of a spring rebuild day and am a strong believer in the mission of RTS. It has turned out to be rewarding in so many ways- it is truly a treat and an honor to be connected with RTS.”
2. What do you like best about RTS.
“RTS is a necessary component of our community. The work that RTS does for residents in
Monday, February 1, 2010
On Saturday, January 30th, 20 members of the Young Professionals Society of Rebuilding Together Seattle helped a family in need, in West Seattle. Dolores and her daughter Cindy, had been unable complete essential work at their home for years, due to physical complications. In just two hours, volunteers completed extensive yard work, interior cleaning, and clutter removal inside and outside of the home.
Following the project, volunteers celebrated at the Celtic Swell on Alki.
Thank you, volunteers!