Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
"Monte Szendre was the top Energizer of our Center for Spitiual Living team's 15th annual project," Tim explained. "Monte worked a Friday and 2 Saturdays at the Horace Mann School, doing whatever needed doing from electrical to floors with a great attitude. The 1st Saturday Monte teamed with his son Duane the electrician (who flew in from Wenatchee to work with Monte) to do the electrical work the school needed. Then he arranged for donations of scaffolding and floor scrubber/polishers from United Rentals. Then he took on the task of stripping 40 years of wax and grime from acres of vinyl floors, and when the rest of us were ready to throw in the towel, he rented a Zamboni--and operated it all day-- to get the job done. His team made those floors look like new. Monte's spirit, commitment, and can-do attitude regardless of the challenge made him our top Energizer for 2011."
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Let's hear from Tony:
1. How did you first learn about Rebuilding Together Seattle? What was your first experience with our organization?
I found out about RTS by covering one of their volunteer events at a home in South Park for SounderFC.com. I was very impressed with the number of volunteers and the efficiency of the overall effort.
2. Why do you support the mission of Rebuilding Together Seattle?
I support Rebuilding Together Seattle because I try to follow something I was taught as a child. “Give something of yourself every chance you get,” was my mother’s advice. Also I really like people and enjoy making people smile whenever I can.
3. What are you looking forward to through your participation at our event?
I’m looking forward to meeting people I’ve never met and helping spread awareness about the program. I’m also looking forward to hanging our with RTS Executive Director Margie Thirlby, I heard she was really cool...
Tony - thank you for your support of our organization! We are excited to work with you this Fall!
Our invitation to our 2nd Annual Beer and Wine Tasting event on Friday, September 30th at REI (5:00 PM) will be released in upcoming weeks! To add your name to our invite list, please email email@example.com and we'll be sure to send you the details. In the meantime, visit http://rtseattle.org/beer_wine.php. Thank you for your support!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
"I was born and raised in Seattle where I attended Roosevelt High School until 2007. I just recently graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington this past May. I was a Sociology major with an Educational Studies minor, a member of the Delta Gamma sorority, and served as an intern my senior year for one of five student-led community service programs offered at Whitman.
Claire with her parents at college graduation!
Before I go back to school to get my teaching certificate and masters, I am excited to gain experience in the non-profit world (something I would like to continue to be involved in) and hope to find some time to travel. Currently my sights are set on Southeast Asia, but I always find myself thinking about a trip back to Cape Town, South Africa where I studied for half the year in 2009. Meanwhile, I’ll spend my free time running around Greenlake, barbequing at Magnuson Park, watching Mariners games, catching up with old high school friends, and staying connected to Whitman alum in the Seattle area."
Claire (second from left) with her friends at Safeco Field. Go Mariners!
CLAIRE'S THOUGHTS ON RTS:
"I am very happy to be back in Seattle and have the opportunity to work for RTS. RTS not only provides an invaluable service to the individual homeowners it helps, but it brings a sense of stability and hope to the neighborhood and from there, our city."
Thank you, Claire! We're excited to have you on board!
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Rebuilding Together veteran, Cody Moore served for two years as Program Director for Rebuilding Together Spokane, helping the affiliate achieve instrumental growth in projects completed, development efforts, volunteer commitment, and project values. He now works in Seattle in Public Relations and food safety advocacy for Marler Clark, the nation’s foremost law firm dedicated to representing victims of serious foodborne illness.
A product of the Palouse, Cody is a proud Pullman High School and Washington State University alumnus and is engaged to Laura Bagby, a fellow WSU graduate. They live in Woodinville with their two dogs, Manny and Gary. Gary is also from Pullman.
Cody believes Rebuilding Together is unique in that it brings immediate, tangible and positive change to both those in need and the community members who choose to get involved. He hopes to work hard to lead YPS in leaving an indelible mark on the homeowners it assists, as well as its members and the community at large.
Say hello to Cody! Email: email@example.com
Celeste developed her passion for community service in high school and college. She is now a member of the nationally recognized Alpha Phi Omega (Community Service Co-Ed Fraternity) and has helped organize USC’s annual “Spirits in Action” (an alternative to the Special Olympics). She is excited to volunteer in the community and get back in touch with young professionals in the greater Seattle area.
Celeste currently works at Starbucks Coffee Company as the Sr. Legal Administrative Assistant for the Corporate & Securities Division of Law & Corporate Affairs. Among other things, this position allows her to pursue her interest in the law and keep a steady supply of coffee on hand.
Outside of work, you’ll find Celeste walking around Greenlake or going on hikes in the nearby mountains with friends and family. She just walked from Ballard to Richmond Beach and is excited to ride her new bike around the city. She is also a yoga and volleyball enthusiast. Please reach out to her if you are too!
Celeste’s hopes for YPS: “My hopes are that we (as group) 1. nurture a strong connection with more young professionals who are enthusiastic about RTS’ mission of giving back to the community, and 2. create a sustainable and recognized group to empower more young professionals in the surrounding area and have a great environment to network.”
Say hello to Celeste! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org