Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Volunteer of the Month: Pat Cabe

Pat has been volunteering with Rebuilding Together Seattle since 2004. Each year, Pat acts as Project Manager for Krekow Jennings' Spring Rebuilding Day project. Pat is also a member of the RTS Site Preview Team that evaluates the repairs at homes during the application process. Recently, Pat has also expressed interest in joining the Year-Round Program Team to assist with smaller repairs at homes throughout the year! Pat has truly become a much relied on asset to the staff and an integral part of the RTS family! Thank you for your support and dedication, Pat!!

Pat, working hard during Spring Rebuilding Day 2010!

Thank you for your continued support of RTS!

1. Why did you choose to get involved with RTS?

I chose to get involved due to the RTS mission (warmth, safety, security) and the fact RTS has been able to help so many people. As a whole It is also amazing to see what can be accomplished by a group of volunteers in a one day project. Working in construction, RTS is a perfect outlet for volunteering.
2. What do you enjoy the most about working with our organization?

Above all I enjoy the fact that in a one day timeframe we make a real difference in someone's life. The camaraderie and sense of accomplishment shared by the volunteers and home owner during a rebuild day is invaluable.

3. What do your colleagues or other volunteers say about RTS?

It's interesting how often you hear about RTS and how many people have become involved. Whether it be volunteers, corporate donors or friends, I get a lot of questions as to when or what the next project will be. A lot of people may join a project as a first time volunteer, but they quickly get hooked and want to sign up for more.

4. Why do they want to volunteer their time?

Our groups volunteer their time because they believe in helping the homeowner. Volunteers are drawn to RTS because the Rebuild Day tasks vary from very complicated and technical to more simplified work that anyone can take on. Though it is a lot of work on the rebuild day, it is also a lot of fun.

5. What about RTS’ mission are you most drawn to?

In a lot of ways the group of people we help are overlooked or neglected by those that are in a position to lend a hand. Oftentimes RTS is the only place people can turn to for the specialized services we provide. Whether the need is due to a disability, age, or economics, RTS steps up and provides the resources necessary to complete the job.

1 comment:

  1. Pat Cabe! Congrats Pat, you have always been a great guy always there to lend a hand or give the shirt off your back. Thanks for making this world a better place buddy!