RTMC November Newsletter
Everyone Deserves a Thank You!
Before                                              After 
Earlier this year , we were contacted by a homeowner requesting our service s .  The homeowner was not currently working and did not have the resources to address the repairs that caused her home to be condemned . Much of the damages in the home came from people and animals she had taken in to provide shelter. Unfortunately, her big heart wound up costing her dearly, with significant damage to her home including  plumbing leaks, broken toilets, drywall holes, and missing flooring throughout the home.  The home also had a great deal of clutter from a friend's belongings left there and a non-functioning  kitchen.
After processing the homeowner's application and connecting with her, we knew this would be a complete rebuild. We usually address critical needs in homes. In this case, everything was a critical need and we were unsure if we would be able to address all the homeowner's repairs due to our budget and manpower.  RTMC's program staff knew we would need help and began reaching out to different partners. A longtime supporter of RTMC, Lance Wolin of Donohoe Construction Company, came to the rescue! Lance was able to connect us with Magnolia Plumbing, Bratti Tile & Terrazzo, Capitol Drywall Inc., Selective Demolition, Carpentry & Hardware Services, Shenandoah Coatings, and Floors, Etc. These companies donated their labor and materials to transform the home! After a few months of the hard work and dedication of all the companies and with the approval of the County, the homeowner was able to move back into her home.
RTMC would like to offer a huge thank you once again to everyone who made the transformation on this home possible. We are grateful to have such generous companies partner with us on the mission to provide safe and healthy homes to our county residents.

Corporate Partner Volunteers with RTMC!
Congressional Bank Employees
This past Wednesday (November 14th) a group of volunteers from Congressional Bank came together to work on a v eteran's home in Silver Spring, MD! Despite the cold weather, volunteers worked throughout the day completing landscaping tasks, adding  installations, replacing doors, and removing carpet. We are thankful for their partnership!
For more photos from the project day, please check out our Facebook Page.
#GivingTuesday #GivingToSTAY

Thanksgiving is this Thursday and I have a lot to be thankful for. I am thankful for my family, friends, clothing, shelter, and career. I am thankful that I am  he althy. I am thankful that I wake up every mornin g and worry about simple things such as, what will I wear today or what will I cook for dinner tonight? Unfortunately , not everyone's worries are that simple. There are many individuals and families who worry about not being able to fix repairs in their home due to their age or struggling between buying their child's medicine or fixing a broken water  heater. How can we help? Let's give back. Let's allow individuals  and families to have one less thing to worry about. 

#GivingTuesday is a chance for all of us to make a difference in the lives of others less fortunate than ourselves. Our gifts can help families overcome the burden of choosing between putting food on the table or repairing a leak in the roof; helps our elderly clients safely age in place; it helps our veterans feel at home again; and most importantly, it helps all of our low-income homeowners stay in their homes and live in a safe and healthy space. 

Please consider either a one-time gift to RTMC on this #GivingTuesday, or even better, a recurring gift through our campaign #GivingToStay! Recurring gifts are instrumental in helping people stay in their homes in much safer and healthier conditions. You can easily set up a monthly or quarterly donation through our secure online giving platform. It has a smaller impact on your wallet each month, but a more substantial, sustaining impact for the families we serve.

To set up your recurring gift and become a Foundation Builder, or to make a one-time donation, please click here.

Thank you all so much!

Development & Communications Manager, Gladys Pleasant 
Expand Your Giving To RTMC!
Matching Gifts
Did you know that many companies match donations made by their employees to RTMC? Utilizing your organization's matching gift program can double, or even triple, the size of your gift. Click here to learn more about your company's matching gift program!

Amazon Smile
Donate to RTMC while you are shopping over the Holidays! Amazon will donate 0.5% of your total purchases, just for shopping with them. This is at no cost to you and helps RTMC reach more homeowners in Montgomery County. Shop on https://smile.amazon.com/ and enter Rebuilding Together Montgomery County as your charity of choice.

Maryland CITC Tax Credit Program

Did you know that calendar year 2018 gifts to RTMC equaling $500 or more are eligible for additional tax credits? All Maryland residents and businesses are eligible! Gifts must be made directly to RTMC. Donors will receive an additional tax credit equal to 50% of their gift, to combine with their original tax deduction. For more information, please contact Elisa Hermes.

Spring- We Are Coming For You!
RTMC's Upcoming Projects and Events
She Builds
In partnership with ABC's Women Building Washington group, RTMC is hosting a She Builds event on March 8, 2019. This sister to sister event will give women in the construction field an opportunity to support low-income women in our county by providing a meaningful, hands-on day of service. 
To get involved with She Builds, or to learn more about the event please contact Elisa Hermes at 301-947-9400 x101 or ehermes@rebuildingtogethermc.org
National Rebuilding Day
Registration is now open for 2019 National Rebuilding Day! NRD will take place throughout the month of April and will culminate on April 27, 2019. We invite all businesses, faith-based organizations, and leadership groups to join us for this event where together we will uplift our local neighborhoods and create sustainable housing solutions for our county's most vulnerable residents. 
RTMC is able to accommodate groups of all different skill sets! If you are willing to get dirty and make a difference in the community, then we invite you to join the initiative and sign up today. If you have any questions regarding the application process or the event itself, please contact Gladys Pleasant at 301-947-9400 x105 or at gpleasant@rebuildingtogethermc.org

Click here to learn more about NRD and to download the 2019 Sponsorship Packet.
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