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Job Opportunity: Development Coordinator

Rebuilding Together Richmond Development Coordinator Rebuilding Together Richmond (RTR) is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving affordable homeownership through home rehabilitation services. We bring volunteers and skilled contractors together to repair the homes of low-income families across the Greater Richmond region at no cost to the homeowner. We have improved nearly 1,400 homes during our 27 years of service. Summary We seek to hire a Development Coordinator to join our small, high-performing team. As the Development Coordinator, you will work closely with the

Local Church Revitalizes Bellemeade Community Center Park

Rebuilding Together Richmond and West Assembly of God partner to revitalize Bellemeade Community Center During the week of June 24th, Henrico-based church West End Assembly of God (WEAG) hosted their annual LiftUp RVA Week 2019, an initiative to bring volunteers together to enhance community spaces. Over 50 parishioners gathered to beautify the Bellemeade Community Center park in Richmond’s southside in partnership with local nonprofit organization, Rebuilding Together Richmond (RTR).  The Bellemeade Community Center is the site of newly-reclaimed bike trails and a

Job Opportunity: Program Director

Rebuilding Together Richmond Program Director Rebuilding Together Richmond (RTR) is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving affordable homeownership through home rehabilitation services. We bring volunteers and skilled contractors together to repair the homes of low-income families across the Greater Richmond region at no cost to the homeowner. We have improved nearly 1,400 homes during our 27 years of service. Summary We seek to hire a Program Director to join our small, high-performing team. The Program Director is responsible for the development,

Talking with RTR’s Newest Teammate: Casey Natale

The newest addition to the Rebuilding Together Richmond staff is our Administrative & Communications Associate, Casey Natale! We sat down with Casey to learn more about her and what brought her to RTR. RTR: Talk to us about your role at Rebuilding Together Richmond?CN: My role as Administrative & Communications Associate involves handling many of the vital internal tasks that keep our organization running smoothly. It also involves engaging with our homeowners and exploring mutually beneficial social media outlets between RTR

Unpacking the toolbox – Helpful Hints for Volunteering on NRD

Did you know that volunteering improves your health by strengthening the body, improving mood, and lessening stress? Volunteering is one of the most rewarding experiences you can possibly have! Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or just beginning to dip your toe in the water; it is important to be plan ahead, be prepared, and do your research. Rebuilding Together Richmond wants to make sure everyone has the best experience possible during National Rebuilding Day!  Read through some of our compiled volunteer tips

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

Apr 20, 2017 Hammers will swing Saturday as 1,000 volunteers from across the area join forces with Rebuilding Together Richmond — a nonprofit group focused on safe and healthy housing — to repair houses in a North Side neighborhood. The volunteers — half representing corporations and businesses in the area, the rest churches and civic groups — will come together to weatherproof, modify and fix

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