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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

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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

Nearly 40 Homes Improved During National Rebuilding Day

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

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Current Target Community: Swansboro

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.

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Last September’s Partner Build a Success!

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!

RTR Welcomes New Executive Director

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 seeks new Executive Director

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

The Amazing Raise

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!