Friday, January 31, 2014

Announcing the 2014 Hearts Rebuilding Homes Campaign!

Give the gift of a warm and safe home!

Looking for a creative and meaningful Valentine's Day gift idea this year? Between February 1st and February 14th, we will be asking our supporters to give the gift of a warm and safe home to a homeowner in need by making a donation to our organization in honor of their loved ones through our 4th annual Hearts Rebuilding Homes Valentine's Day campaign!

Thanks to the generosity of our 2013 Hearts Rebuilding Homes donors, we were able to help four families in need. This year we hope to raise at least $5,000 to help four deserving homeowners on our waiting list (see their stories below). We are excited to celebrate the fourth year of our beloved Valentine's Day campaign, starting on Friday, February 1st. We hope you will consider joining us!

If you would like to support this fun campaign, you will have fourteen days to make a donation online (or by mail) to Rebuilding Together Seattle in honor of your Valentine. After receiving confirmation of your donation, we will mail a special card to your Valentine, notifying them of your donation. Later in the year, we will send an email greeting to all donors and card recipients to let them know about the families we were able to help with your support. 

Please make your donation by February 11 to ensure that your Valentine gets their card in time!

Here are four families on our waiting list who need your support this Valentine's Day:

Ernesto and Perpetua live in Rainier Valley with their teenage son and adult daughter, who has developmental disabilities. Perpetua works part-time work as a nurse and Ernesto is wheelchair bound due to post-polio effects. The family needs a ramp built off their porch so Ernesto can safely exit his home, new grab bars installed and other accessibility improvements around the home. 

Kitisha is the single mother of two and temporary guardian of her nephew, living in Renton. Her family needs new windows in the kids’ rooms, flooring throughout the home, exterior siding replaced, new back stairs, and plumbing work to allow the family to use both bathrooms again. 

Leroy is a 74 year old Army veteran who lives alone in Wallingford. He has limited mobility and is on an oxygen tank due to his COPD. Leroy needs his ramp rebuilt, a couple windows repaired, his kitchen ceiling patched, and lots of clean-up and repair of his bedrooms which were damaged by harmful tenants.

Patricia and Bruce, both in their early 80s, have lived in their Lynwood home for nearly 30 years. Recently, Patricia and Bruce have been dealing with health issues that make it difficult for them to get around their home. They need a wheelchair ramp, grab bars in the bathroom and secure handrails down the stairs, as well as some weatherization repairs to keep them warm through the winter.

Please visit or email Paige Schultz at to learn more about Hearts Rebuilding Homes.

Give the gift of a warm and safe home to a homeowner in need this Valentine's Day!

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