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 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
Homeowners and volunteer team captains gathered at McGuireWoods LLP last month to share their unforgettable National Rebuilding Day moments. ((Click Here to View Facebook Pictures from the Event))
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
My first call about Ms. Ernestine and Mr. Robert’s home was nearly a year ago from Reva Trammell, 8th District Councilwoman. Their kitchen sink had fallen through to the floor and water was everywhere. This family really needed help, but there was so much to do. In fact, this was a much bigger job than we could normally afford. But with the determination of staff, Journey Christian Church volunteers and generous support from Lowe’s, we were able to do an
We are excited about serving senior and disabled homeowners in the Swansboro Community. We have completed several home modification projects for those in need and we will continue to make repairs in this community during National Rebuilding Day in late April. We would like to thank our sponsors, donors, partners and volunteers for helping improve the homes and lives of those in the Swansboro community.
Throughout the year we partner with local companies to make minor repairs to a few homes in our target area prior to our National Rebuild Day. In September 2014, we partnered with Mitchell, Wiggins & Co., to make repairs to a home in the Swansboro area. Over 15 volunteers participated in the project, including the homeowner’s friends and family – eager to take the project by storm!
March 13, 2014 Rebuilding Together Richmond heading to Church Hill under new leadership. (Click here to see the full article.)
Mary Kay Huss joins Rebuilding Together of Richmond on April 14! Her work in the housing industry spans more than 20 years. She most recently served as the Vice President of Operations at the Better Housing Coalition and had served with the Coalition since 2006. We welcome her to RTR and look forward to an exciting new chapter!
Rebuilding Together of Richmond is heading to Church Hill for our annual National Rebuilding Day event on April 26. It will be the first time in ten years that the organization will be under new leadership. See the full article here in the Richmond Times Dispatch.
After ten years as Executive Director of RTR, Amy King has announced her resignation, effective March 14, 2014, to spend more quality time with the older adults in her family and pursue a variety of interests outside of her professional life. Accordingly, the Board of Directors is initiating an executive search for a new Executive Director to assume this key role in the organization. Visit the complete Search Announcement or view the
Read about our recent Partner Build with the Erie Insurance team here. With their help, two homeowners in Richmond had weatherization and safety improvements completed to their homes!
Greetings from Rebuilding Together of Richmond! Look at all the wonderful things happening here: October 2013 Hammer It Home News Bulletin.
NEWS flash! RTR received one of the 15 Early Bird prizes of $2500! Our first 50 donors of $50 effectively DOUBLED their gifts. This prize money added to 91 eligible gifts totaling $5702 put us over $8000 for the Amazing Raise campaign. We thank you for this generous support for our work to create safe and healthy homes this year in Church Hill! YOU are AMAZING!
April 28, 2013 1,500 volunteers help rebuild Fulton community. (Click here to see full article)