Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
- Sign up to volunteer with RTS online!
- Check out our new Youth Board Interest Form!
- Make a donation to RTS with Paypal!
- Read the latest edition of the RTS News!
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Monday, March 28, 2011
Calling all RTS supporters! This year, the Concierge Guild of Seattle (CGS) has organized an AWESOME raffle to help fundraise for their Spring Rebuilding Day 2011 project. CGS will be partnering with Parkview Services for the third year in a row, restoring a home in Shoreline. CGS's goal is to raise $2,000 to help cover the costs of ALL improvements at the home. They have a GREAT list of awesome prizes - now is your chance to WIN!
If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing raffle tickets or donating an item to the raffle, please contact Richard Petrone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Hand blown glass bowl. Green and Blue stripes w/fluted top 2. $100 Gift Certificate from Ipanema Brazilian Grill 3. 2 $20 Gift Card from Ipanema Brazilian Grill 4. Tiffany’s Platter 5. $50 Gift Certificate from Barolo 6. $50 Gift Certificate from O’Asian 7. A haircut and style provided by Salon Azur (male or female)($50.00 value) 8. Pike Place Brewing Gift Box ($40.00 value) 9. One-night stay at Pan Pacific Hotel with free Breakfast and Free Parking 10. More raffle prizes to be added!
About Tonka (pictured above; left):
At just over 6 months, Tonka still has the puppy charm to win over just about anyone. Tonka was welcomed into Sarah Ihrie's (RTS Program & Marketing Manager) home in October 2010 after Sarah and her husband, Joel, met a new litter of Yellow Lab puppies. Soon after, Tonka became a regular at the RTS Office. Tonka is known for proving lots of entertainment to his friends (including recycling bin diving and paper shredding) and bringing smiles to the faces of our volunteers.
About Lucy (pictured above; right):
In early September, Margie Thirlby (RTS Executive Director) journied to Port Orchard, WA, to meet a rescue dog she identified on petfinder.com. Taking a leap of faith, Margie brought Lucy (a speculated Black Lab/Whippet mix) home to Seattle and shortly after, brought her to the RTS Office. Just over one year old, Lucy is a great office buddy - sweet, well-mannered, and sometimes a bit of a guard dog. Lucy and Tonka are best friends and play "Gladiator" and "Nap" for most of the day.
Please stop by the RTS Office to meet Tonka &Lucy anytime! Woof!
CORE SPONSOR - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
SPONSOR - Wright Runstad & Company
Thursday, March 24, 2011
While some sites are still to be confirmed (and mapped out), we wanted to give you a sneak peak at our site locations for April 30th! RTS is proud to support a diverse group of clients living in different georgraphic areas in and outside of Seattle!
Interested in volunteering on April 30th? Email Sarah Ihrie at email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
"We welcome the opportunity to support the efforts of Rebuilding Together Seattle in helping to improve the quality of home living for a low income homeowner," said RTS Project Manager and WRC Director of Engineering, Jeff Kasowski. "We will bring a talented group of people together with a strong skill set for these types of projects and look forward to creating a safer, healthier living environment for someone in the program."
RTS Volunteer Coordinater and Office Manager for WRC, Corliss Perdaems, is also excited for Spring Rebuilding Day. "We are always looking for opportunities to give back to the community and to create opportunities for our employees to work together as a team outside of their normal work environment," she said. "Rebuilding Together Seattle answers both of these goals for us. Employees were quick to sign up and are looking forward to assisting a homeowner on the Spring Rebuilding Day 2011."
Welcome Aboard, Wright Runstad & Company!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Stay tuned for our official color selection and design!
"The RTS Ambassador's Award is given to one of our outstanding Sponsor groups each year to recognize their long-term support to RTS," said RTS Director, Margie Thirlby. "This Spring, ASCE will partner with RTS for their 11th year in a row! We are truly appreciative of their continued partnership and look forward to another rewarding year."
In April 2010, the RTS Ambassador's Award was presented to the Center for Spiritual Living (CSL), for their 14th year of participation. The CSL looks forward to their 15th year with RTS this April, where an expected 100 individuals will make improvements at Horace Mann School in Seattle.
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Monday, March 7, 2011
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QUESTIONS? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the RTS office at 206.682.1231.
Friday, March 4, 2011
1. Why did you choose to get involved with RTS? How long have you been volunteering with RTS?
I joined the development committee in Aug 2010. But my first volunteer opportunity was about 3 or 4 years ago with Wachovia Bellevue office.
2. What do you enjoy the most about working with our organization?
From a volunteer perspective I will never forget the homeowner's face after a day of labor on her home. Seeing her gratitude was worth everything.
As a volunteer on development I love the enthusiasm and creativity of the committee. Everyone is supportive and all are working toward common goals.
3. What do your colleagues or other volunteers say about RTS? Why do they want to volunteer their time?
Most are extremely supportive and aware of the organization. There are still many who are unaware and I am always excited to talk about the value of time and monetary donations.
4. What about RTS’ mission are you most drawn to?
I suppose it's how I perceive the concept of RTS: a little goes a long way to provide safety and warmth of homeowners in need. A home is so often a reflection of a homeowner. Restoring the utility of a home brings renewal to the particular project and is also a renewal in spirit to the homeowner.
Thank you for your dedication to
RTS asked Russ a few questions about his involvement:
1. When did you first get involved with RTS?
I first got involved with RTS a couple of years ago. Honeywell has worked with Rebuilding Together for quite a number of years and I decided that I wanted to join one of their sponsored rebuilding projects. It was a blast! Fellow Honeywell employee (at the time) and board member Gary Ballas did an outstanding job managing the project. We accomplished far more in one day than I would have thought possible and the reaction from the homeowner was priceless. Beginning with that project I was hooked! About a year and couple more projects later Gary asked if I would consider joining the Board of Directors for RTS. After praying and considering this further I really felt that I was led to step up my involvement in this way and have really enjoyed being on the Board.
2. What do you enjoy most about being a board member for RTS?
I particularly enjoy interacting with a diverse group of people that are all passionate about a common goal: helping people. The excitement and passion (and compassion for the people we help) is readily evident in all interactions, from board meetings to fundraisers.
3. What are your hopes for RTS in the years to come?
My hope is that as we continue to grow, enabling us to help many many more people, we do so without losing the personal touch and deep compassion that exists today. This is a very special Board, a talented and outstanding staff and a great mission. I’m very excited about our growth and the great future in front of us.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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