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Erica’s Corner | National Rebuilding Month Edition

     With one month to go, we couldn’t be more excited for this year’s 26th National Rebuilding Day! We will be repairing 36 homes in the Brookland Park and Providence Park neighborhoods, as well as, in the Laburnum Gateway in Henrico County. This is our first time doing any rebuilding day projects in Henrico County and we’re thrilled to be able to include a new population with great need in our

House Captain Spotlight: Lewis Tyler

Name: Lewis Tyler Job Title: IT Field Service Technician Company: WestRock                 His favorite… Local Store: Lidl Car: Ford F-150 Holiday: Thanksgiving 2018 Movie: Black Panther Hobbies: Watching NFL and barbecuing           He is a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan. His Sundays are reserved for great food and football. Work and volunteerism Lewis takes pride in his job at WestRock. He has been

House Captain Spotlight: Candace Nicolls

Name: Candace Nicolls Job Title: Senior Director, Snagger Services Company: SnagAJob                 Her favorite… Local Restaurant: The Roosevelt Music Genre: Punk TV Show: The X Files Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys Hobby: Baking          (In

Dozens Gather at Social 52 to Support Rebuilding Together Richmond

RICHMOND, Va — Our Eat, Drink, Rebuild Happy Hour at Social 52 Kitchen & Craft Bar was a great success with over 40 Rebuilding Together Richmond (RTR) supporters and volunteers showing up to network and socialize. “I would rather help those in the community who need it, than go on a vacation,” Kyle Martin, of Saint James Episcopal Church, said. Martin has been involved with RTR for over 10 years and is thrilled to see

Mary Kay’s Corner | Spring 2018

National Rebuilding Day is right around the corner! Our staff has been working tirelessly to match volunteer teams with homeowners who are in need of home repairs. From now until April 28th, we are set to repair close to 35 homes in the Richmond area using the help of volunteers. With the help of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, we are able to hire skilled contractors to provide critical repair services to several

Local Nonprofit Organization Plans to Rebuild Petersburg during October Day of Service

Richmond, VA – October 13, 2017 Rebuilding Together Richmond, a regional affiliate of the national Rebuilding Together nonprofit organization, brings volunteers together to repair the homes of low-income homeowners in the Petersburg community. The majority of home repair projects will take place during the month of October and will culminate on Saturday, October 21st for its annual Fall Fix-Up Day.   Fall Fix-Up Day is embraced by community leaders and corporate partners as a way to bring immediate, large-scale impact to across

RSM US joins Rebuilding Together Richmond during 8th annual Volunteer Day

RSM US recently volunteered with us for their annual Volunteer Day. Over 20 associates from the firm painted and landscaped the home of a family in need. Find out more about their volunteer day of service below: From Accounting Today Sean McCabe | Published September 20 2017, 2:17pm EDT Top 5 Firm RSM US recently held their eighth annual Volunteer Day last month, in which over 3,100 RSM staff members and clients gave their time to volunteer at over 100

Meet Our New Project Coordinator: Pam González

In August, Rebuilding Together Richmond hired Pam González as our first project coordinator. We sat down with Pam to find out more about her decision to join our team. RTR: Talk to us about your role at Rebuilding Together Richmond. PG: My role as Project Coordinator involves interacting with our clients, answering their questions and helping them fill out applications. In addition, I assist our program manager in homeowner site-visits and aid in the overall process of pairing volunteer teams with the individual build

Mary Kay’s Corner | Fall 2017

Fall is finally here and what a busy time for Rebuilding Together Richmond! From planning our Run2Rebuild Richmond 5K to selecting build projects for our second annual Fall Fix-Up Day, there is never a dull moment in our office. In fact, we have new staff members, board members and interns ready and eager to push the organization to the next level! Fall Fix Up Day is on its way – Saturday, October 21st to be exact. We are very excited that

1,000 volunteers to make repairs in North Richmond homes for Rebuilding Together

Members of Journey Christian Church volunteers donated their efforts to work on the house of Estherine Bell (lower left in red shirt) in Richmond’s Fulton neighborhood as part of the 50 home daylong annual event by Rebuilding Together of Richmond in April 2013. 2013, JOE MAHONEY/Times-Dispatch Apr 20, 2017 Hammers will swing Saturday as 1,000 volunteers from across the area join forces with Rebuilding Together Richmond

New Website!

Welcome to our newly designed website! Understanding that accessibility and efficiency is key to any successful website, we’ve built our site to make it much easier to find important information and resources. Thank you to our board, staff and communications committee for providing feedback and advice during the development process. Special thanks to the design geniuses at 93 Octane, an RVA marketing agency, for redesigning our site! Stay tuned for updates in the coming months as we kick off our 25th Anniversary!

Meet Our New Intern! Jasmin Vaughan

In October, we became a field placement site for VCU’s School of Social Work. We are pleased to have Jasmin Vaughan, first year graduate student, as our social work intern for the school year. RTR: Why did you decide to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work? JV: I’ve always had a passion to help people – and during my year between undergrad and graduate school, I volunteered for numerous organizations serving the geriatric and disabled population. My in-depth volunteerism throughout the

Homeowner Story 1 - before and after

Lowe’s Saves the Day

Often times it’s easy to take basic necessities for granted – such as having a home with a functional bathroom, kitchen and sturdy flooring. This was not the case for Mr. Robert and Mrs. Ernestine – they had been without these items for years. Affectionately known by neighbors as the “walking family,” the couple have been married for 45 years and spent 10 of those years in their current home. Issues with their bathroom began immediately after moving in– the water

Run 2 Rebuild

5K Race to Benefit Homeowners with Home Repairs

RICHMOND, VA – September 9, 2016 – River Road United Methodist Church will host its fifth Run 2 Rebuild Richmond on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The event will be accompanied by a 5K run/walk, one-mile “Fun Run” and wellness fair. Event proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Richmond, a local non-profit that brings volunteers together to repair the homes of low-income homeowners. “We are excited to partner with River Road for the fifth Run 2 Rebuild Richmond,” said Mary Kay Huss, executive

National Rebuilding Day 2016

RTR Brings Community Together During April National Rebuilding Day

RICHMOND, VA – April 22, 2016 – Rebuilding Together Richmond, a nonprofit with a vision of a safe and healthy home for every person announced today that April 30, 2016 marks its 24th annual National Rebuilding Day (NRD). NRD is the organization’s nationwide call to provide safe and healthy homes for America’s low-income homeowners and families across the country. On National Rebuilding Day 2014, Rebuilding Together’s national network brought together 75,318 volunteers to repair and rebuild 8,186 homes, 230 nonprofit

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August 2015 Letter from Executive Director

            From Executive Director Mary Kay Huss: What are we up to during the slow summer season after National Rebuilding Day? Well, it is not as slow as you might expect. Our big news is our plan to join forces with Rebuilding Together * Tri-Cities to expand our service area and allow low-income homeowners in the Tri-Cities area to continue to receive home repairs by bringing loyal volunteers together to service homes in need.  (Read official press

Donna Schurman

House Captain Spotlight: Donna Schurman

 Donna Schurman Office Coordinator and Communications Manager Virginia Community Development Corp. Involved with Rebuilding Together Richmond: 1 year (with VCDC 4years & VCDC has been involved with RTR for many years) Her favorite… Lunch Spot: Chipotle Local Restaurant: LEVEL Radio Station: WCVE TV Show: NCIS & Doc Martin Sports Team: Richmond Flying Squirrels Pastime: running, hiking, traveling, spending time with my family About our house captain… Work, volunteerism and more: As office coordinator I plan a lot of events, such as: staff meeting lunches, the Annual Nite Out with Nutzy, the Asset

Post NRD 2015 Recap

Our Rebuilding Together volunteer house captain was standing beside a homeowner on a rainy April 25th as she looked at her brand new ramp in the front of the house. She was quiet for a moment as she gazed at the completed construction. Then she squeezed the house captain’s hand and said to her husband of 50 years, “now we can stay.” That phrase “now we can stay” eloquently sums us the mission and meaning of the work that RTR