Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SRD 2012 Top Sponsor Highlight: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati Foundation


Rebuilding Together Seattle (RTS) is excited to introduce another one of our top sponsors: The Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation!

Last year, the firm's Seattle office (through the support of the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation) sponsored their first house project with RTS on Spring Rebuilding Day 2011 with roughly 50 volunteers (photos below). This year, the group will join RTS for a second year to restore the home of a family in need on Spring Rebuilding Day 2012 (4-28-12).

Let's hear from the group!

1. How did WSGR first get involved with Rebuilding Together Seattle? How many years have you participated?

WSGR participated in the 2011 National Rebuilding Day with Rebuilding Together Seattle as part of a series of special, firm wide community service events in honor of the firm’s 50th anniversary.

2. Why does WSGR support Rebuilding Together Seattle?

As part of the firm’s commitment to the communities in which our employees live and work, WSGR supports numerous community service activities, including home and non-profit community-facility renovations for those in need, such as last year’s project with Rebuilding Together Seattle.

3. Share a little bit about the rebuilding day experience for your team last year. What was your favorite memory?

Volunteer Team Captain Jenni Loreti reflects upon her favorite memory from WSGR-Seattle’s rebuilding day experience last year: “A group of 10 or so volunteers used a large tarp to haul plant debris from the back of the house to the dumpsters in the front of the house. Even though we were getting pricked by blackberry thorns the whole time, we were all smiling and laughing as we carried the tarp to the dumpster. Boy, did we come up with a solution to those blackberry thorns!”

Thank you for your support, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati!

Monday, February 27, 2012

RTS Thanks the South Park Bridge Construction Management Team!

RTS sends a big thanks to volunteers from the South Park Bridge Construction Management Team for their help this weekend!

10 volunteers were able to help Bill, a veteran homeowner living in South Park, who needed new stairs to get out of the front of his home (a boat house!). Tim Lane (pictured top right), a member of the volunteer team (and a RTS Board member) had the following feedback on the project:

"Bill is very happy with his new stairway and I think we all take comfort in knowing that he can safely get to his front door now. There’s no doubt he especially appreciated the stairs on this slippery frosty morning."

Thank you, volunteers!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: Beer and Wine Tasting 2012!

And the winner is: TANGERINE!

Thank you to all of you who took the time to vote on the Spring Rebuilding Day 2012 t-shirt color!

Here were the results:

Tangerine - 38%
Light Pink - 2%
Ash Grey - 10%
Berry - 32%
White - 4%
Military Green - 14%

RTS is now working with Kotis Design on our t-shirt design and is excited to show off the final product in upcoming weeks! Stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spring Rebuilding Day 2012 Sponsor Highlight: Wright Runstad & Company!


Last year, RTS was excited to welcome aboard a new sponsor group for SRD 2011: Wright Runstad & Company. This energetic group of volunteers transformed the house of an elderly woman in Burien making them a great addition to our team of sponsors! We are pleased to announce that they will return for a second wonderful day of rebuilding homes and spirits.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hearts Rebuilding Homes 2012 results!

RTS is pleased to announce that after 14 days of Hearts Rebuilding Homes, our supporters raised over $3,600 to benefit homeowners in need, $1,000 more than last year's campaign!

2012 Campaign Stats:

-Total funds raised: $3,658.59

-Total donors: 49

-Total # of donations: 70

RTS sends a BIG thanks to all of our participants! Thank you for making a difference to families in our community in need to essential home repairs. Please stay tuned for updates later this Spring on the projects for our Hearts Rebuilding Homes program recipients!

Hearts Rebuilding Homes 2012 Donors

Randy Rademaker
Gary Ballas
Margie Thirlby
Ankur Chauhan
Pat Thirlby
Erin Scheopner
Val Gorder
Lindsey Sargent
Andrea Anthony
David Kimelman
Tony Ventrella
Noah Jolley
Matt MacQuivey
Kristen Cramer
Phil Renz
Laurie Barenborg
Sophie Proebsting
Claire Oatey
Arnie Mondloch
Jenny Levesque
Mary Herche
Kristen Thyng
Jack Quigg
Mary Hoverson
Brooke and Matt Sullivan
Caitlin McHugh
Gayle Roberts
Kyle Weeks
Ray Loyola
Lorna Jackson
Zach Oliver & Unadomanda.com
Pam Madden
Carson Burns
Doug Gray
Cynthia Huffman
Celeste Reilly
Michelle Holst
Sarah Ihrie
Jim Broadlick
Sarah McQuaide
Carol Ravano
Mike Kenney
Kari Koos
Jill Kelleher Mondello
Mary Weeks
Kristine Kruger
Mary Keller
John Hanks
Tim Lane

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

SRD 2012 Top Sponsor Highlight: Greenpoint Technologies

In an effort to recognize our top Spring Rebuilding Day 2012 Sponsors, Rebuilding Together Seattle is starting a new Blog series! We wanted to share personal feedback from our most dedicated Sponsors about their involvement with our organization (some for over 16 years!). We've asked our supporters why they believe in the mission of Rebuilding Together Seattle, and why their volunteers enjoy being a part of the rebuilding day experience!

Our first Spring Rebuilding Day 2012 top sponsor story is with Greenpoint Technologies. We are thrilled to partner with Greenpoint on Spring Rebuilding Day 2012! Greenpoint will be serving as our top sponsor for their third year in a row!

Let's hear from Greenpoint:

  1. How did you first find out about Rebuilding Together Seattle?

An Eastside builder introduced us to the organization. He knew we would enjoy being a part of this type of community event. Greenpoint and the Buccola family have supported it over the years and Debbie Buccola is a past board member.

  1. Why does Greenpoint Technologies support Rebuilding Together Seattle?

The event speaks to our core values of Fun, Integrity, Teamwork, Creativity and Community Service. It’s amazing how much you can accomplish in one day. We have a great time helping a family in need while strengthening relationships with coworkers outside of the office. It’s one of our favorite days of the year.

  1. Share a little bit about the rebuilding day experience for your team – what’s it like for your employees/volunteers? What is your favorite part of the day?

This is our 5th house sponsorship. In the morning there is so much to accomplish but with hard work and lots of help it all gets done. It’s tiring and there are many sore muscles the next day. But by the end you truly see the transformation and accomplishments of your labor. Seeing the smiles and tears of joy on the homeowner’s face makes it all worth it.

Our favorite part is watching everyone pitch in; we all do a little bit and a lot of stuff gets done. It’s rewarding leaving the home in better shape and this is the heart of what we do. We love to improve things; we love to build and come together; teamwork is our cornerstone value.

  1. Anything else you’d like to add?

We support many charities and organizations but this is by far our favorite event. In one short day you witness the impact made on a family and their home. It’s the reason we come back every year.

RTS sends a big thanks to Greenpoint for their continued support!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Spring Rebuilding Day memories - 2011

The RTS Staff and Board is getting excited for Spring Rebuilding Day 2012 planning! Here are some fun photos from last year's event!

What are you the most excited for this year?

Valentine's Day is "Generosity Day!"



To give to Rebuilding Together Seattle this Valentine's Day, please visit http://rtseattle.org/hearts_rebuilding_homes.php

Hearts Rebuilding Homes passes $3,000 mark on Day 13!

RTS is THRILLED to announce that we have passed the $3,000 mark on Day 13 of Hearts Rebuilding Homes 2012. We are truly thankful for the generosity of our donors. Thank you for giving the gift of a warm and safe home this Valentine's Day!

Thank you to our 2012 Hearts Rebuilding Homes Donors!

Randy Rademaker
Gary Ballas
Margie Thirlby
Ankur Chauhan
Pat Thirlby
Erin Scheopner
Val Gorder
Lindsey Sargent
Andrea Anthony
David Kimelman
Tony Ventrella
Noah Jolley
Matt MacQuivey
Kristen Cramer
Phil Renz
Laurie Barenborg
Sophie Proebsting
Claire Oatey
Arnie Mondloch
Jenny Levesque
Mary Herche
Kristen Thyng
Jack Quigg
Mary Hoverson
Brooke and Matt Sullivan
Caitlin McHugh
Gayle Roberts
Kyle Weeks
Ray Loyola
Lorna Jackson
Zach Oliver & Unadomanda.com
Pam Madden
Carson Burns
Doug Gray
Cynthia Huffman
Celeste Reilly
Michelle Holst
Sarah Ihrie
Jim Broadlick
Sarah McQuaide
Carol Ravano
Mike Kenney
To join others in supporting Rebuilding Together Seattle through Hearts Rebuilding Homes, please visit: http://rtseattle.org/hearts_rebuilding_homes.php. Our campaign ends tomorrow, February 14th at 5:00 PM (PST).

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hearts Rebuilding Homes passes $2,500 mark after Week 1!

Rebuilding Together Seattle is pleased to announce that after just 7 days of our 14 Day Hearts Rebuilding Homes Valentine's Day Campaign, we have passed the $2,500 mark! This matches our fundraising total from the entire 2011 Campaign.

We are truly grateful for the individuals who have participated in our Campaign. Thank you for making our mission possible.

To join others in giving the gift of a warm and safe home, please visit our Hearts Rebuilding Homes page to make a donation online. Alternatively, you can mail a check to the Rebuilding Together Seattle at 811 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109. We encourage all participants to make their donation by February 11th to ensure your Valentine receives his/her card in time!

Thank you to our Hearts Rebuilding Homes 2012 Week 1 Donors!

Randy Rademaker
Gary Ballas
Margie Thirlby
Ankur Chauhan
Pat Thirlby
Erin Scheopner
Val Gorder
Lindsey Sargent
Andrea Anthony
David Kimelman
Tony Ventrella
Noah Jolley
Matt MacQuivey
Kristen Cramer
Phil Renz
Laurie Barenborg
Sophie Proebsting
Claire Oatey
Arnie Mondloch
Jenny Levesque
Mary Herche
Mary Herche
Kristen Thyng
Jack Quigg
Mary Hoverson
Brooke and Matt Sullivan
Caitlin McHugh
Gayle Roberts
Kyle Weeks

Vote TODAY for the Spring Rebuilding Day 2012 official t-shirt color!

Last year, Rebuilding Together Seattle asked our volunteers to vote on the COLOR of the Spring Rebuilding Day t-shirt. We had a great turnout, and are doing the same this year!

We want YOUR vote on the Spring Rebuilding Day 2012 official t-shirt!

Please take two minutes to visit our survey and vote on one of the six colors we've selected! Voting ends one week from today on Thursday, February 16th! The winning color will be announced on Friday, February 17th.

Thank you for your input!

Direct survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5G9GFYN

RT Kickoff to Rebuild recap!


Rebuilding Together's Kickoff to Rebuild part of $154 million Legacy Project in Indianapolis

  • 10 homes in the Indianapolis NFL Legacy Neighborhood received critical renovations
  • A new playground built by Carter's Kids and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation
  • Hundreds of volunteers, NFL players, local and national sponsors created safer and healthier homes
  • Corporate Partners provided volunteers, donations, resources and more: The Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, CBRE, Bridgestone, HGTV and DIY Network, Kmart, and NRCA

Special Guests Included

  • Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard
  • Carter's Kids founder, Carter Oosterhouse of HGTV's "Carter Can" and "Red Hot and Green"
  • The Carey Brothers, James and Morris, with nationally syndicated "On the House" radio broadcasting live
  • Indianapolis Colts defensive end Jamaal Anderson and running back Chris Gronkowski
  • Tampa Bay Bucanneers linebacker Rennie Curran
  • New Orleans Saints safety Malcom Jenkins
  • North Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart

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Kickoff to Rebuild Exclusive Video

Rebuilding Together's Kickoff to Rebuild 2012: Indianapolis

Rebuilding Together's Kickoff to Rebuild 2012: Indianapolis

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