Monday, December 5, 2011

RTS kicks off Annual Giving Campaign with Leadership Givers

In November, Rebuilding Together Seattle began its Annual Giving Campaign with its first Phase: Leadership Giving. The RTS Staff and Board asked our friends, colleagues, and volunteers to join us in making a pledge the organization this fiscal year (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012).

During the Leadership Giving Phase of the Campaign, individuals who make a pledge or one-time donation of $500.00 or more will be recognized as Leadership Givers. In May 2012, the RTS Board of Directors will invite these generous contributors to a Leadership Givers' Appreciation Event.

RTS sends a big thanks to our Leadership Givers and all of our Annual Giving Campaign donors for your generosity to our organization. Your gift will allow our organization to meet our mission and help low income homeowners live in warm and safe homes.


Individuals who are interested in participating in the RTS Annual Giving Campaign may make a donation online or may mail a check (made out to "Rebuilding Together Seattle") to:

Attn: Margie Thirlby
Rebuilding Together Seattle
811 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

Thank you to our 2011-2012 Annual Giving Campaign Donors

Leadership Givers
Pam and Vince Madden
Mary and Tom Herche
Pete and Karen Wickstrand
Dean Backholm

Mary Jo Dedomenico
Kathleen Kennedy
Douglas Gray
Danny Jayne
Audrey Hancock
Paul and Debbie Slatt
Alexander and Elizabeth McKallor

The RTS Staff & Board

Arnie Mondloch, President
Charlie Foushee, Vice President
Kristen Cramer, Secretary
Brooke Sullivan, Treasurer
Val Gorder, Former President
Gayle Roberts
Gary Ballas
Tim Lane
Russ Schultz
Jim Broadlick
Dan Gemme
Margie Thirlby, Executive Director
Sarah Ihrie, Director of Programs


"...Our minds will be at ease knowing that our home is safer, more comfortable and even enjoyable to live in. We won’t have to feel guilty when our kids, especially Caleb with his gait issues, trip over our uneven floors. The kids will have even heat in the house with insulated windows to contain that heat and will no longer complain about the drafts. The tub can once again be used to help with easing pain, because the water heater will be able to keep up with filling the tub with warm water. Our roof will no longer leak. Our house will finally be heated by something other than a wood stove. The list of repairs that have been made overwhelms us.

That list is a two-ton weight off of our backs. It is one less thing to focus on or worry about. That ball doesn’t have to be thrown back up into the balls that we are trying to juggle. It will allow us to add a ball to that mix that has been dropped for far too long. It’s the ball that is labeled “family time.” Dad won’t be overwhelmed with the honey-do list and our very limited time together as a family can be for enjoyment. We are amazed, grateful, thankful, and overwhelmed with these blessings that you have provided.

Our hope is that you know how much we appreciate you. How thankful we truly are. Everyone we know will learn how generous your companies have been to us. Words are not enough, but it is a start. Our hope will be to pass along this generosity and pay it forward when we can. For now, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Gabe & Shannon"

MISSION: Rebuilding Together Seattle bring volunteers and communities together to help low income homeowners live in warmth, safety and independence.


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