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Thank You for an Amazing Fiscal Year!
Rebuilding Together Seattle would like to thank our outstanding volunteers, donors, and sponsors who helped us restore  175 homes  this fiscal year (July 2014 - June 2015)! With your help, we far exceeded our goal of 160 homes and saw a  25% growth in our programs during our 25th anniversary year . We could not have had such an amazing year without you!
Goals for Fiscal Year 2016
This fiscal year, we hope to continue to expand our programs to serve  185 families , a very important milestone for our organization.  With the help of our supporters, we can continue to grow each year.   Thank you for helping us work toward this goal!
First Annual RTS Impact Award Winners
We are excited to introduce the First Annual RTS Impact Awards! The support of our volunteers, donors, vendors, and sponsors is so integral to the work that RTS does, and we want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU! Each volunteer group this year was asked to nominate a person or group for 3 categories, and we are delighted to present the winners:

Most Valuable Vendor:

Milgard Windows & Doors 

Milgard Windows & Doors (nominated by Greenpoint  Technologies) was a key player in the success of the restoration of the home of Patrick and Pam of Phinney Ridge on Spring Rebuilding Day in April. Not only did they donate all of the windows for the project, but they also sent out an expert to train the volunteers on how to properly take out a window and reinstall new ones. Also, Mark, the Milgard representative, was more than willing to get his hands dirty and help out in any way possible during the project. Thank you, Milgard!

 

Outstanding Volunteer:  

Bob Lewis of Concur Technologies  

Bob, Project Manager, was nominated by his team because "he was integral in introducing our company to RTS so we can help touch lives in our community". Bob managed a successful Rebuilding Day consisting of four home restoration projects, including homes run by Parkview Services and Compass Housing Alliance, local nonprofits that provide housing for people with disabilities and for homeless individuals, respectively. Thank you, Bob!


 

Best Homeowner Quote:

 Dena of Rainier View

In May, volunteers from Winderemere Real Estate - Eastlake restored the home of Dena and her three sons living in the Rainier View neighborhood of Seattle. Volunteeers replaced doors, repaired siding, re-caulked windows, added locks to doors, and repaired holes in drywall. After the project, Dena shared: "This was better than any Christmas we have ever had. I never imagined so much would be accomplished and [my sons and I] are so grateful for all of the help and support we received during the three days the volunteers spent working on the house."

Mark your Calendars for the 
6th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting!
The  6th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting  is coming up on Friday, October 2nd at MOHAI! Please join us for a fun night out to benefit the low income homeowners in our community in need of critical home repairs. Guests will enjoy: 
  • Tastings from local breweries, wineries, and distilleries
  • A silent and live auction
  • An entertaining live program including the story of a homeowner served through our programs
  • The opportunity to "raise the paddle" and make a pledge to our cause!
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.

 

Stay tuned for the event invitation with registration information. 
We hope to see you there! 

 

Thank You to our Summer Sponsors!
    
         
HomeStreet Bank
Turner Construction
Windermere Real Estate - Eastlake
UPCOMING EVENTS
August 27th
Young Professionals Society Summer Social
September 25th
Turner Construction Rebuilding Day
September 26th WMFHA Rebuilding Day
October 2nd
6th Annual Beer and Wine Tasting at MOHAI