Rebuild Together

big_logoMission:
To bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners.
Each year Fairwood Community United Methodist church sponsors one house in South King County.  We raise around $1000-$2000 and supply a group of volunteers who remodel one house of a low-income and/or disabled person on one Saturday in April.  You may donate to this worthy cause by donating online at our website.
Who we are:
Rebuilding Together South Sound was established in 2001 and is part of the national Rebuilding Together organization. We are a volunteer, charitable group and repair or rebuild homes at no cost to low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled or families with children.
RTSS is governed by a 16-member volunteer Board of Directors and is staffed by an Executive Director, a full-time Program Manager, and 2 AmeriCorps members. Our affiliate is part of the national Rebuilding Together organization which has 203 affiliates in 43 states. The organization was first known as Christmas in April®, which began in Midland, Texas in 1973 when a group of volunteers decided to devote one day a year to repairing dilapidated homes in their community. The project developed into the nation’s leading volunteer home repair organization.
Across the country each year, over 225,000 volunteers rehab approximately 10,000 houses and non-profit facilities.
How do we do it:
All work is done by volunteers at no cost to the homeowner. Corporations, individuals and other groups can sponsor or donate funds or materials to cover project costs. Please see our 990 Tax Form.
What we do:
Rebuilding Together South Sound has two programs. Our main program is Rebuilding Day, which takes place on the last weekend in April. We also have a Year Round program that includes home modification and emergency repairs. Since Rebuilding Together South Sound was established in 2001 we have:
· Completed repairs worth more than $3,500,000 at 275 projects
· Worked with more than 3,500 volunteers
· Installed 33 wheelchair ramps
· Installed 11 walk-in showers
· Installed handrails or grab bars at 137 homes
· Completed 43 roof repairs or replacements
· Completed 62 electrical repairs
· Completed 92 plumbing repairs
· Through donated labor and materials, RTSS is able to expand every dollar raised into at least $4 worth of home repairs.
Contact: Don Andersen a member of Fairwood Community United Methodist Church, 425-228-4577