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Thank You for Making the 
6th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting a Success!
On Friday, October 2nd, Rebuilding Together Seattle donors, sponsors, and volunteers gathered at MOHAI for the 6th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting fundraiser. Together our supporters raised $143,000 for homeowners in need of critical home repairs!

Rebuilding Together Seattle thanks everyone who made this evening possible, especially our Presenting Sponsor, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, our Gold Sponsor, Infiniti of Bellevue, and matching donors Jim and Debbie Bevier. RTS also sends a special thanks to Dena Parmer, an RTS Program Recipient who shared about the impact that the help she received made on her life:  "The repairs the volunteers completed not only gave us a better home, but gave us a renewed sense of hope and energy to move forward in our lives. Rebuilding Together Seattle stepped into our lives and helped give us a warmer, safer home along with hope for our future."

RTS was also thrilled to introduce our new Executive Director, Nicole Ferrer, at the event! She will officially begin her work at RTS in late October, and we could not be more excited to have her on board.

To see event photos and stay up to date with Rebuilding Together Seattle's programs, please visit our Facebook page. Hope to see you next year for our 7th annual event!
Exclusively Bottled RTS Wine For Sale!
At the 6th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting, we introduced the sale of red  wine bottled exclusively for Rebuilding Together Seattle by  Charlie Hoppes , owner of Fidelitas Winery and  Seattle Magazine's  2013 Winemaker of the Year  ! The wine was such a huge hit at the Beer & Wine Tasting, we want to extend the opportunity to all our supporters to have their chance at a bottle or case of this special wine!

You can buy your wine to be picked up at the RTS office for  $25/bottle or $250/case of 12 .   We have limited quantities of this exclusive wine left to sell, so get yours today! Email Jenny Whelan at jwhelan@rtseattle.org to arrange your purchase.
Homeowner Spotlight
Larry lives with his two adult daughters, Erika and Kandace, in their Rainier Beach home. Larry and his wife had been saving money to complete much-needed repairs on their home, but his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. They put all their money saved toward her medical expenses, however she passed away later that year.
 
Left with no resources to pay for the home repairs he needed,  Larry applied for Rebuilding Together Seattle's programs in March of 2015. The following June, volunteers from Blucora held their first Rebuilding Impact Day with RTS, providing Larry and his daughters (along with three other homeowners that day) with the repairs they needed to stay safe in their home. Volunteers repaired the loose front steps and handrails, installed flooring in the basement, rehung unsecured doors, patched up siding, installed grab bars, replaced lights, and more.  Thanks to Blucora, Larry and his family will be safe and warm in their home through the winter!
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Home for the Holidays
2015 Annual Appeal
Each year, Rebuilding Together Seattle asks its supporters to consider making a tax deductible donation to support our mission and program expansion by participating in our  Annual Appeal . Historically, annual giving has played an essential role in meeting Rebuilding Together Seattle's program goals.  We are truly thankful for the continued generosity of our community!

This year, Rebuilding Together Seattle hopes to help  190 families in need of critical  home repairs. In order to make this year a success, we will be launching our 2015 Annual Appeal in December as Home for the Holidays We will ask members of our community to consider making a donation to Rebuilding Together Seattle to help more homeowners live in warm and safe homes.  Thanks to the generosity of a dedicated group of donors, we will also be featuring a  special pool of matching funds  that will allow  your donation  to be matched dollar for dollar!

Please save the date for December 1st when Rebuilding Together Seattle kicks off our campaign! If you would like to make your donation early, please visit our donation page or mail a check (made out to "Rebuilding Together Seattle") to 500 Aurora Ave N #305, Seattle, WA 98109. Thank you! 

If you are interested in serving as a matching donor for the 2015 Annual Appeal, please contact Jenny Whelan at jwhelan@rtseattle.org.
Thank You to our Fall Sponsors!
            
Turner Construction
HomeStreet Bank
Seneca Group
Coldwell Banker Danforth
RTS Young Professionals Society
SAVE THE DATE!
April 30, 2016
26th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day



May 4, 2016

More information to follow!

For any questions regarding these events, please email Nicole Ferrer at nferrer@rtseattle.org.
Other Upcoming Events
October 17th
Wells Fargo Rebuilding Day
December 1-25th
Home for the Holidays: 2015 Annual Appeal
TBD RTS Young Professionals Society's
3rd Annual Sip & Support Fundraiser