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25th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day celebration!
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Rebuilding Together Seattle celebrated its 25th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day . Roughly 1,000 volunteers worked to restore the homes of 25 deserving families spanning from Shoreline to SeaTac. The signature program event (launched in April 1990) commemorated Rebuilding Together Seattle's 25th year of service to the greater Seattle community.

Highlights from the day included special anniversary supporter presentations to top sponsors Greenpoint Technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton, Wells Fargo, Perkins Coie, Center for Spiritual Living, and Stratos.  The Junior League of Seattle, who helped launch Rebuilding Together Seattle in 1989 (formerly Christmas in April) celebrated their 25th consecutive house project with Rebuilding Together Seattle that day.

   
The most memorable moments from the day were hearing from the homeowners and community organizations served. Program Recipients, Mary and Ruby in Leschi (pictured above, left), shared:
"We never thought in a million years our house would get a makeover. It feels like a miracle. The repairs are what we need to help us move forward. You have stopped the bleeding at our home."

Rebuilding Together Seattle is grateful for the support of over 20 sponsors and the countless businesses and individuals who   made  our 25th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day possible. If you or your company would like to get involved with Rebuilding Together Seattle for next year's Spring Rebuilding Day (April 30, 2016), please contact Caleb Marshall, Director of Programs, at cmarshall@rtseattle.org
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Spring Rebuilding Day Photo Contest! Click here to see the winning photos on our Facebook page.
2nd Annual Breakfast success!
 
On Tuesday, May 12 ,  250 guests gathered at the Grand Hyatt Seattle for Rebuilding Together Seattle's 2nd Annual Safe and Healthy Homes Breakfast. Event sponsors, donors, and volunteers raised over $94,000 to help low income homeowners in need of critical home repairs!   

Event highlights included the 25th Anniversary Awards presentations, presented to the Junior League of Seattle and Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland PLLC. Guests also heard from Emcee, Tony Ventrella (Seattle Seahawks), Keynote Speaker, Marty Kooistra (Housing Development Consortium), and Honorary Chair, Mary Herche (Founding Board Member of Rebuilding Together Seattle).

One of the most memorable parts of the morning was hearing from Program Recipient, Marita .  Marita shared: " Rebuilding Together Seattle is a shining light in my life. The people who came to my home resuscitated me and brought me back to life. You got me out of the quicksand. I have legs under me now. Because of you, I'm starting to live again ."    

Rebuilding Together Seattle thanks the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and our event sponsors, donors, and volunteers for making this year's Safe and Healthy Homes Breakfast a big success! Click here to view our official event photo album on Facebook.

Don't miss the RTS glassybaby promotion!

Through May 31st, you can support Rebuilding Together Seattle by purchasing your favorite glassybaby online! Enter the code  'rts' at checkout, and 10% of the proceeds will go back to our Rebuilding Together Seattle! Visit  glassybaby.com to see all their beautiful products. Happy shopping!
SAVE THE DATE!


For information on how you or your company can support the 6th Annual Beer and Wine Tasting, please view our sponsorship brochure or contact Jenny Whelan at jwhelan@rtseattle.org.
There are still spots available on our 
Events Committee!

Are you interested in helping RTS plan the Beer & Wine Tasting fundraiser in the fall? We are seeking enthusiastic, well-connected individuals to volunteer for our Events Committee, to help with logistics, auction item procurement,  and more! Please email Jenny Whelan at jwhelan@rtseattle.org for more information.
Thank you to our Winter and Spring Sponsors!
             
              
        

               
  
     

HomeStreet Bank
Howard S. Wright
Intellectual Ventures
KPFF Consulting
PEMCO Insurance
Seattle City Light
Swinerton Builders
Venture General Contracting
Windermere Real Estate - Eastlake
Wright Runstad & Company
UPCOMING EVENTS
May 27th
Prosecco, Pinot & Paint at Wine World
June 5th
Blucora Community Impact Day
Windermere Real Estate - Eastlake Rebuilding Day

June 11th HomeStreet Bank Rebuilding Day
June 18th
Allrecipes Community Impact Day
October 2nd
6th Annual Beer and Wine Tasting at MOHAI