I love that in one day we can make such an impact. Keeping people in their homes, and safe.
I am very proud to work with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley. Keep up the good work!
Great time, great people, and always a great learning experience! We volunteered for the first time, and we will do this again.
Worked with RTSV for 20 years. They help people who may not be able to help themselves as much as they have in the past. They take a dollar of donations and stretch it into $50 by using volunteer labor and donated goods from ordinary citizens and companies like Home Depot, Lowes and Orchard Hardware. They help people who are actual home owners that can not afford to maintain their homes, some living with no heat or hot water and/or unsafe conditions. RTSV helps them get back to a safe, warm and comfortable environment. These volunteers come from all backgrounds and strata of life but with one common purpose to help a struggling homeowner. It is amazing to see what 20 volunteers, some tools, supplies and a little work can do to help these people get to a better place. Never been so proud of a group of people in my life!
This group provides the opportunity to spend a Saturday helping people who really need it and really appreciate it to have a safer and easier time in their home environment. Meeting the people who you are helping is especially gratifying and I highly recommend the experience. I have been to every Rebuilding Day since my first and hooe to continue that going forward.
I have been volunteering as a photographer for Rebuilding Together, formerly Christmas In April, for 10 years. I truly believe its cause. On Rebuilding Days I see so much joy and gratitude on home owners' faces. Wonderful volunteers transform living spaces from undesirable to 'Wow!" You can see the photos right on the websites of RT's local chapters. If you have not volunteered for or donated to this great organization, I strongly encourage you to start.
We would like to thank you so much for the work that was done by Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley. We are very great full for putting on the new wider door. Now my husband has more room to enter with his wheelchair and more safe for him to go in &out. We thank you again !
Rebuilding Together SV not only provides needed services for the community but builds a "family" atmosphere with the staff and volunteers. I work as a volunteer for two other NGOs, and RBT-SV ranks number one. If you read the letters of appreciation posted at the office, the comments from the homeowners tells it all. Seeing the happy homeowners and getting to know them is priceless.
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley helped me put the pieces of my life back together. I was fortunate enough to be chosen by them in conjunction with a program of The City of Campbell, to become a recipient of their assistance. They arranged for trees to be cut off of my roof so that I could receive a new roof and also remove and relocate the huge bee-colony which had been embedded in my roof rafters for years. Rebuilding Together provided me with a huge dumpster so that I could clean and remove debris from my yard and provided me with a fantastic company to paint the exterior of my house, which hadn't been done in decades! Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley assisted me every step of the way while I was having work done on my house and provided me with a real sense of security because I knew that I could call on them personally to help me with any questions I had and to make arrangements for work to be done. Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley always sent professional and competent workers who respected my property and me and it was a pleasure to work with them! I needed to have major work done on my property for health and safety reasons and I can't believe how lucky I was to receive the wonderful benefits of Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley. I will forever be thankful for that!
After retirement I felt I needed a work-like structure and schedule to
keep me active and to give back to my community. I do volunteer work
with 3 local non-profits as well as donate to my favorite charities. That
said my weekly gig with Rebuilding Together is by far the most fulfilling
volunteer work I do. I not only feel good about the work we do helping
senior and disabled homeowners live safer and more comfortable lives,
I am learning best construction practices at the same time...a win-win
combination that's hard to beat. Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley is the
best, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who wants to help others
while learning valuable home repair skills at the same time.
Rebuilding Together does a great service to the Silicon Valley. Each week a group of male and female workers gather at a house that needs repairs to enable the homeowner to live safer, more comfortable, and be less reliant on needing other people to help her move about. We do everything from putting in CFL lightbulbs and insulating the hot water pipes to installing grab bars and in some cases ramps. The most memorable project I worked on was installing a ramp for a lady so she could use her wheelchair to get into her yard. She said she had not been out of her house for two years, and her enjoyment in now being to move about was overwhelming.