Thank You!
..y our help certainly made their lives easier and safer .
"Rebuilding Day"
Thanks to you Rebuilding Day 2017 was a huge success! Nearly 400 volunteers completed home repair projects on 24 residential homes (and 1 non-profit facility) in just 1 day

Rebuilding Day is focused on eliminating unsafe and deplorable living conditions for homeowners who do not have the financial or physical means to complete the repairs themselves. These clients face unsafe or unsustainable living conditions that threaten their safety, health, and well-being.

Homeowner Evaluation Surveys revealed the following results:
  • 100% rated the quality of work done by volunteer crews as Very Good.
  • 75% agreed it was Not Likely they would have been able to complete the repairs with other resources, now or in the future, if the RTKC program did not exist.
  • 42% agreed it was Possible to Very Likely they would have had to move from their home in the near future if RTKC's services did not exist.
  • 77% agreed the repairs made by RTKC Improved their home's accessibility.
  • 85% agreed the repairs made by RTKC Improved their home's safety.
  • Overall, 100% reported a Very Good impression of RTKC.
Every day, your support makes positive results  like these possible.

Don't believe us? Read these comments from our homeowners: 
"Dear volunteers I appreciate everyone of you and God bless you for the work that you did for me. The work that was done has made for a healthier environment for me. I am enjoying my home and breathing better. Thank you!" ~Mickey
"The crew I had to do my deck was wonderful. They all came together and worked hard. There were some things that had to be done later in the week in which all was completed perfectly." ~Lyle
"Keep up the good work, its nice to know some one cares to help. Thank you very much." ~Sandi
"I've been searching for the words to express my gratitude and am at a loss to find words to express how grateful I am for the help I have received. All of the people involved have been so kind and caring. We have such a busy world people sometimes are just not able to get the help they need. You have taken a huge burden off my shoulders. I now know my septic tank is in good shape, the yard looks so much nicer with trees being trimmed and all. There was no way I could have done these things and so many people take advantage. Rebuilding Together has been a blessing for us. Thank you ." ~Sarah

During the month of December, we will continue to send weekly emails highlighting more of our accomplished 2017 projects and services. Following are four before and after project photos to inspire you this holiday season.  Click here to see more 2017 Rebuilding Day project photos.

Save The Date: 2018 Rebuilding Day will take place on Saturday, October 6 with a kick-off celebration at 8:00 a.m., Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
During our 2017 Year-Ened Campaign, would you be willing to make a special year-end donation of $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us create a safe and healthy home for more families? Many thanks to those who have already given.
Sharing Our Story - Guest Speaker
Did you know Clay McQuerry, Founder and Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Kansas City, is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, serves on the leadership team of the Senior Falls Prevention Coalition of Clay and Platte Counties, is a Certified Lead Paint Renovator, and participates in KC Communities for All Ages through MARC?

With 16 years of RTKC project oversight experience, and an unbridled passion for transforming homes and lives in the KC Northland, Clay has a plethora of information to share, along with unique, fun, and transformative stories. If you have a need for an engaging speaker for an upcoming meeting or event, call or  email Clay today to find out about booking him as a guest speaker.
Before & After
House 9
The volunteer crew from Continental Disc Corporation  added new life to this 60 year-old woman's home on Rebuilding Day 2017. With a fresh coat of exterior paint, plus repairs to the front and back porch and gutters, this home is a sunny reminder of the power in Neighbors Helping Neighbors.  View more photos .

House 11
The home of a 53 year-old man with disabilities and his elderly parents needed front and back porch handrails, the exterior painted, and a garage door installed. The faithful volunteer crew from Liberty Christian Church  made this home like new on Rebuilding Day 2017.   View more photos .

House 12
The volunteer crew from Second Baptist Church  set out on Rebuilding Day 2017 to assist a neighbor in her 60's in need of help with several projects. They painted window trim and the back of her house. They also installed a wonderful new back door and cleared all the overgrown vegetation from her fence row. Thanks 2BC.  View more photos .

House 13
The St. James Catholic Church  Dinners for Eight volunteer crew assisted a 62 year-old homeowner with the exterior of her home on Rebuilding Day 2017. They repaired and painted Soffit and Fascia; replaced, repaired and painted the porch; and trimmed the bushes in front of the house. What an incredible difference you made.  View more photos .

The Challenge - Funding
RTKC's primary challenge remains securing sufficient funding to meet the extensive need for services. RTKC has the manpower, staff oversight, and fiscal viability to capably undertake the needed projects to help homeowners remain safely in their homes. However, agency projects, while affordable, do require building supplies and at times skilled contractor labor. Investors are necessary to help support these costs, which have potential to return significant overall cost-savings for the community and state. Corporate Funding Partners meet a critical need by helping underwrite the costs of carrying out the home safety repairs and modifications. Contact Stacie if your company would like to join our list of valued Corporate Sponsors.
RT Store - A Home Improvement Thrift Store
Shop - DONATE - Volunteer
The RT Store is a home improvement thrift store dedicated to recycling, reusing, and re-purposing housing materials.  Through the simple act of donating and buying recycled items, we can continue to build momentum for recycled materials, "giving our waste another life." 
However, it all starts with putting more of the right recyclable items in the right place - and committing to do so today and into the future. The RT Store not only accepts your donations of home improvement and building materials, but also hosts a weekly scrap metal drive--accepting all types of household nonferrous metal (like aluminum, copper, brass and wire) and ferrous metal (metal that sticks to a magnet like iron, steel and autos).
With this in mind, RTKC and the RT Store invites you to join us in our effort to make the northland environmentally and economically healthier by recycling more and recycling right. 

To donate, or learn more about donation pick-up, visit our store at: 
1908 Plumbers Way, #300 Liberty, Missouri 64068 or call us at 816.781.8814.
Our hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, & Saturday 9:00am - 12:00 noon. 

Not only does the environment benefit from recycling, but all proceeds support RTKC community service programs, providing sustainable revenue, as-well-as much needed equipment, supplies, and materials for home repairs and safety modification projects to improve the homes and lives of our neighbors in need.
RTKC Offices and the RT Store will be closed DEC 25 thru NEW YEARS DAY to spend the holidays with our families. Normal business hours will resume Jan 2, 2018.
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