January Developments
Reflections on 2019

This month we devote our Developments newsletter to say thank you to everyone who made Yachad's work possible. I only wish we had enough space to list the names of all of our volunteers and donors. I hope that our individual thank you for your gift of time and money demonstrates our sincere gratitude. Every hour and every dollar given helps to see that another family has a safe and healthy home to sleep, celebrate holidays, do homework and simply live life. We all need that. Thank you for helping others have that opportunity too. We look forward to working with you in 2020. There is much still to do.

Audrey Lyon
Executive Director
Highlights of 2019

  • 25 Homes Received Comprehensive Remediation Repair Services
  • 48 Homes Weatherized and Made Energy Efficient
  • 281 Residents Assisted
  • 132 Children Assisted
  • 30 HandyMensch Projects
  • Over 1,600 Volunteer Hours Given
  • $450,000 Fair Market Value of Services Provided
  • $390,000 Actual Costs

  • 4 Nonprofit Organizations Received Property Improvements
  • 3 L'Arche Group Homes
  • Micah House
  • Vida Senior Centers
  • The Bernard Creeger Bikur Cholim House
Thank You to Our Major Funders:

Alan Kanner
Irma Poretsky
Rob Stewart
Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Cora and John H. Davis Foundation
Richard and Lois England Family Foundation
Fannie Mae Innovation Fund
Georgetown Chorale
Healthy Housing Communities Fund
Kaplan Family Foundation
National Fair Housing Alliance
The Share Fund
Albert and Lillian Small Foundation
Howard Stanfield Memorial Fund/ Rochelle and Ed Grossman
Temple Rodef Shalom
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment
Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors:

Added Dimensions
Capital Bank
EJF Real Estate
Goldfarb & Associates
Miller & Long
National Cooperative Bank
NTB Group
ReVision LLC
Tenleytown Trash
Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor? Contact us for details.
Thank You Professional Partners:
Acker and Sons Plumbing & Heating
Added Dimensions Contractors
Avery Plus, LLC
BioTech Pest Management
Broadhurst Architects
Classic Floor Design
Community Forklift
Cool Breeze Services
Creative in Counters
Edge Energy
Efficient Home
EMC Contracting
EZ Storage of Hyattsville
Ferguson Plumbing
Fry Plumbing & Heating
Galliher & Huguely
Jose Mejia - Drywall & Handyman
Justin Barrows – General Contractor
Loudon Contracting
M & M Appliance
Malcolm Lewis Plumbing & Heating
McAuliffe Tile
Mosquito and Pest Control, LLC
Rox Engineering
Rutkove Building Consultants, LLC
Silco - Electrical Services
Stuart Kitchens
Tenleytown Trash
The Key Man Locksmith
TW Perry
United Site Services
W. L. Meekins - Survey Services
W. L. Vorhies Plumbing & Heating, LLC
Wood and Whitacre - Roofing
YouthBuild PCS
Thank You Community Partners:

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington
Breathe Easy
Community Forklift
Children's Law Center
Children's National Hospital
District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment
Financial Planner Education Diversity Empowerment Corp.
Georgetown Chorale
Institute for Public Health Innovation
Thank You Synagogue & Hillel Partners:
Adas Israel Congregation
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
Agudas Achim Congregation
Congregation B’nai Tzedek
Congregation Etz Hayim
George Mason Hillel
GW Hillel
Hill Havurah
Ohr Kodesh Congregation
Sixth & I
Temple Micah
Temple Rodef Shalom
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
The Jewish Studio
University of Maryland Hillel
Washington Hebrew Congregation
Check out this short video to see our volunteers in action.
Thank You HandyMensch Volunteers:
Jeffrey Adler
Isaiah Akin
Larry Bazier
Harris Bookfor
Larry Broun
Jessica Cohen
Prasad Charasala
Stefani Cohen
Larry Cole
Marc Friend
Randy Fleitman
Henry Friedman
Ed Gerber
Marco Gippone
Ira Goldberg
Roberta Goren
Brian Graber
Scott Greenberg
Ed Grossman
Larry Hershman
Rachel Jessup
Jacob Konick
Saul   Kravitz
David LaVan
Josh Levin
Emily Locke
Emily Martin
Marc Meyer
Donaldo McPherson
Mark Nathanson
Fred Pinkney
Kendra Rubinfeld
Louis Rosa
Shai Rosenfeld
Mark Sachs
John Schwartz
Noah Segal
Marty Severe
Stu Simon
Emily Stiever
Bruce Trock
Kwame Varga
Micahel Watson
David Widawsky
Andy Wilson
Roberta Yochem
Frank Zappala
Know your way around a toolbox and want to volunteer? Contact us for details.
Thank You Photographers:

Ray Alvareztorres
Dan Berkovitz
Sue Dorfman
Richard Greenhouse
Don't miss out in 2020! Partner with us and make a difference. Contact us for details.
Spread the word about partnership opportunities--tell your friends and colleagues.
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