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25th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day underway!

Rebuilding Together Seattle's 25th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day is less than two months away! This year our signature program event (launched in April 1990) will commemorate our 25th year of service to the greater Seattle community.

On Saturday April 25th, volunteers will restore 25 homes and nonprofit facilities with roughly 1,000 volunteers.  Project locations will span from Shoreline to Burien.  A special presentation will be made that day to the Junior League of Seattle in celebration of their 25th consecutive Spring Rebuilding Day project with RTS!

Rebuilding Together Seattle is grateful for the support of over 20 sponsors who will make our 25th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day possible.  RTS sends a special thanks to top sponsors Greenpoint Technologies, Wells Fargo, Booz Allen Hamilton, Perkins Coie, Sears, and Stratos. 

If you or your company would like to get involved with Rebuilding Together Seattle for Spring Rebuilding Day, please contact Caleb Marshall, Program Director, at cmarshall@rtseattle.org.  RTS is currently looking for skilled volunteers who can lend their home repair skills to volunteer teams, and companies who are willing to provide in-kind donations of skilled labor, project materials, equipment rentals, or volunteer food! 
Join us for the Safe and Healthy Homes Breakfast!
 
On Tuesday, May 12th , from 7:30 am to 8:30 am , Rebuilding Together Seattle will host its 2nd Annual Safe and Healthy Homes Breakfast at the Grand Hyatt (Seattle). Join us as we celebrate all we've accomplished together during the past 25 years, and hear where we hope to go during the next 25!

Rebuilding Together Seattle is excited to welcome our returning Emcee, Tony Ventrella, Keynote Speaker, Marty Kooistra (Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County), and Honorary Chair, Mary Herche (RTS Founding Board Member). To register early for the breakfast, please visit our event page or email Jenny Whelan at jwhelan@rtseattle.org.  To learn about event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Margie Thirlby at mthirlby@rtseattle.org.


Fiscal Year 2015 Program Updates
Rebuilding Together Seattle plans to help 160 families this year.  To date we have completed over 50% of our goal!  25 of the 160 projects will be completed by volunteers on our 25th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day (Saturday, April 25th).

 
Volunteer with RTS or sponsor a homeowner in need! Learn more about how you can help Rebuilding Together Seattle reach its goals. Visit our volunteer page
or email cmarshall@rtseattle.org.
Volunteers Needed!


Rebuilding Together Seattle is looking for new volunteers to help support our program and fundraising efforts this year.  Read below to learn about the following opportunities:

PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
RTS is looking for skilled volunteers to help benefit our home repair programs.  We are in need of volunteers to support our year-round maintenance program, Safe at Home, as well as Project Managers to help lead group rebuilding day projects!  We also are looking for volunteers who are interested in serving on our Programs Committee to assist with volunteer recruitment and networking.

Home repair skills needed:
Carpentry, Electric, Plumbing, HVAC, Roofing/Gutters, Windows
Contact: mlahoda@rtseattle.org

FUNDRAISING EVENT VOLUNTEERS
RTS is in the beginning planning stages for our signature fundraiser, the Beer and Wine Tasting (October 2, 2015).  We are looking for volunteers to help us with auction procurement, guest recruitment, and other details.  If you are interested in joining the Events Committee, please email jwhelan@rtseattle.org for more information!
Hearts Rebuilding Homes 2015 success!
Rebuilding Together Seattle sends a special thanks to the 41 donors who participated in our 5th Annual Hearts Rebuilding Homes Valentine's Day campaign.  Together you helped us raise $3,550 to benefit all four families we featured in the campaign, passing our campaign goal!

Last month Rebuilding Together Seattle sent out 64 custom Valentine's Day cards to your loved ones to notify them about the campaign and our deserving recipients.  Stay tuned for updates on the completed projects later this year!


Over $9,000 raised at 2nd Annual Sip & Support!

 
On Saturday, January 24, more than 80 young professionals gathered at Wine World in Wallingford for the second annual 'Sip & Support' fundraiser! With the support of our event sponsor, PMI, and our event donors and attendees, over $9,000 was raised to fund volunteer projects through the RTS Young Professionals Society (YPS) to help low income homeowners in need.    

Highlights from the evening included wine tasting from the excellent selection available at Wine World, beer tasting with four different brews from Hilliard's Beer, delicious appetizers from TaDah Catering, indoor Bocce ball, a silent auction, three raffles, and many new faces learning about the work of Rebuilding Together Seattle and the Young Professionals Society. Rebuilding Together Seattle also presented a special award to YPS Leadership Team member, Veronika Smith-Archiapatti who was named the 2014 YPS Member of the Year!

RTS thanks PMI, Hillard's Beer, Wine World, TaDah Catering, and our event volunteers and auction donors for your generosity.  RTS also sends a special thanks to our Development Intern, Sarah Foster, for her many efforts to making Sip and Support a big success.  Stay tuned for next year!
GET INVOLVED WITH YPS!
The RTS Young Professionals Society (YPS) is a service group of young professionals (ages 21-39) that support the mission of Rebuilding Together Seattle through fundraising, networking, and volunteering year-round.  Upcoming events include

YPS Spring Rebuilding Day volunteer project (April 25th; volunteer space limited!)

To  get involved with YPS, please email jwhelan@rtseattle.org 
UPCOMING EVENTS
April 2nd
YPS Spring Social at the Kangaroo & Kiwi
April 16th
Master Builders Association Rebuilding Day
April 25th
25th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day
May 12th
Safe and Healthy Homes Breakfast
June 5th
Blucora Community Impact Day
June 11th
HomeStreet Bank Rebuilding Day
June 18th
Allrecipes.com Community Impact Day