Spring 2014
Keep up to date on all the happenings of Rebuilding Together Seattle
Spring Rebuilding Day 2014 success!
This past Saturday, April 25, 1,000 volunteers joined Rebuilding Together Seattle for our 24th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day, restoring 25 homes and nonprofit facilities in one day at no cost to the individuals served. 

Top sponsors Greenpoint Technologies, Wells Fargo, Perkins Coie, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Stratos Product Development, along with 22 other event sponsors (below) gave generously through financial and volunteer support to provide life changing home transformations for the individuals served. These groups were joined by countless other in-kind supporters who provided materials and labor to help make this day possible.

Also known as National Rebuilding Day, approximately 160 Rebuilding Together affiliates repaired roughly 3,000 homes last Saturday with the help of more than 50,000 volunteers.  Rebuilding Together Seattle will celebrate its 25th year participating in this national event in 2015!

RTS sends a BIG thank you to everyone who helped make this day possible. You truly made a difference in the lives of 25 homeowners by giving them a fresh start with the homes that they love.  Thank you!

"LOVE! Love is the only word I have to describe all of this." -Ruth (South Seattle)

"What you did for me today, it is a good thing.  It is so special.  You have changed me forever." -Jack (Ballard)

For more photos from Spring Rebuilding Day, check out our preview album. Keep an eye on our blog and Facebook page for more photo updates!
GiveBIG on Tuesday, May 6th!
On Tuesday, May 6, your donation to Rebuilding Together Seattle will be matched by The Seattle Foundation so you can be a hero for your favorite nonprofit! Any donation, up to $5,000, will be matched from their "stretch pool" of matching funds, making your impact even BIGGER for our mission. 

To donate, visit our page on The Seattle Foundation's website on May 6 from 12am to 11:59 pm and click 'Donate Now'. You will be our hero!
Register today for the Inaugural Breakfast!


Please join us on Thursday, May 15, at 7:30 am to help us kick off our 25th year of programs at the Inaugural Safe and Healthy Homes Breakfast. Guests will hear from featured speakers on the issue of safe, affordable housing and the impact of Rebuilding Together Seattle in our community. We will also hear from a homeowner helped this past Saturday as part of our annual Spring Rebuilding Day!

For more details or to register to attend, please email Paige Schultz at pschultz@rtseattle.org. Attendance is complimentary but guests will be asked to make a financial contribution to our mission at the end of the program. 

RTS glassybaby promotion starts today!
Today , May 1, marks the first day you can show your support for Rebuilding Together Seattle by purchasing your favorite glassybabys! For every purchase of our color, 'Lucky' (featured to the right), or for any glassybaby purchases, 10% of the proceeds will go to our organization!  Please use the promo code 'rts' when shopping online or at a glassybaby store to ensure that  proceeds from your purchase will go to us! 

With Mother's Day right around the corner, it is the ideal time to pick up the perfect present for the special women in your life while supporting Rebuilding Together Seattle!

Glassybaby will also be hosting a roadshow at the Safe and Healthy Homes Breakfast on May 15.  You can purchase some of their most popular colors to take home with you from the event and 10% of all sales that day will go to Rebuilding Together Seattle! To join us, email pschultz@rtseattle.org. 

See the Sounders with RTS on July 13th! 

On Sunday, July 13, you can see the Sounders take on their Pacific Northwest rivals, the Portland Timbers and a portion of your ticket price will go to Rebuilding Together Seattle!

Tickets are regularly $30 but you can purchase them for $25 for this one special night, and roughly $8 will go straight to us. To purchase your tickets, click here and enter the code RTS2014.  See you there!
Program impact update

This year, Rebuilding Together Seattle plans to help 112 families with the necessary repairs they need to stay safe and warm in their homes. Here is an update on our progress as we near the close of our fiscal year on June 30, 2014.



Homeowner Spotlight
Ernesto and his family live in the Hillman City neighborhood of Southeast Seattle. Ernesto has been in a wheelchair for some time due to post-polio effects, and has been without a ramp. To enter or exit his home, he had to ask relatives to come over to carry him and his wheelchair up and down the stairs. Their home had a number of other hazards that caused them to worry about the safety of their daughter with special needs.

On Saturday, April 26, volunteers from Stratos Product Development and Exxel Pacific General Contractors repaired Ernesto's home as part of our 24th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day. Volunteers completely rebuilt their kitchen, repaired extensive ceiling damage caused by roof leaks, replaced gutters and downspouts, removed graffiti from their front fence, and more.  Most importantly the volunteers built a very beautiful ramp that now takes Ernesto from his front door to his driveway, making doctor's appointments much easier now. Way to go, Stratos and Exxel Pacific! 

Our Spring Sponsors





Center for Spiritual Living

KPFF Consulting Engineers

Intellectual Ventures

Swinerton Builders

Howard S. Wright

Wright Runstad & Company

Seattle City Light

Venture General Contracting

The Brueske Team



PEMCO Mutual Insurance

Assumption Catholic Church

Junior League of Seattle

Gonzaga University

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

The Electric League of the Pacific Northwest

American Society of Civil Engineers - Seattle Section

Exxel Pacific General Contractors

GLY Construction

O'Dea High School



May 14                    Key Bank Rebuilding Day
May 15                    Inaugural Safe and Healthy Homes Breakfast
May 16                    Prologis Rebuilding Day
May 22                    Concur Rebuilding Day
May 31                    Abbott Construction and Sears Rebuilding Day
June 12                   HomeStreet Bank Rebuilding Day
June 17                   AllRecipes Community Impact Day
June 20                   Windermere Rebuilding Day
June 27                   Phillips Electric Rebuilding Day
June 29                   Lifepoint Church and Sears Rebuilding Day
July 13                     Sounders vs. Portland game to support RTS
October 3              5th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting!


Hear more about these summer volunteer projects in the Summer Newsletter!

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