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 October 2013

Hammer It Home News Bulletin 
In This Issue
National Rebuilding Day 2014
Amazing Raise Thank You
Staff Changes at RTR
Partner Build with St. Christopher's team
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Greetings from Rebuilding Together of Richmond!  Look at all the wonderful things happening here: 
  • Our RTR family has grown!  Join me in welcoming two fabulous additions to our staff - Ryan Miller and Jenna Hassinger.  
  • Thanks to many of you we had an extraordinary Amazing Raise campaign in September.  
  • Our year of service to Church Hill is off to a strong start: 4 Partner Builds are set for this fall.      
  • It's time for House Sponsors and Volunteer Build teams to sign on for National Rebuilding Day and Partner Builds

Take a minute to check out all the news and fun photos from our recent activities. Let us hear from you soon!  We are truly excited to be assisting older adults in Church Hill with improvements intended to support their ability to age in place, safely in their homes.  We are proud to be in the East End for our fourth straight year.            

National Rebuilding Day 2014

Community Kickoff in Church Hill
 Community residents turned out on Saturday, October 5th to learn more from RTR's staff and fantastic team of supporters - Beth Neathawk, Marc Circeo, Nicole Williams and a number of recent recipients of our program. Applications are now available. Please encourage persons in Church Hill to apply for our services.  

Save the Date: 
National Rebuilding Day 
on Saturday, April 26, 2014
Amy King and residents at Church Hill Kickoff

House Sponsorship Opportunities
Calling all current and prospective build teams: 
It's now time renew or join as a house sponsor.
Give us a call at 804-447-3841 to discuss house sponsorship.  It's not too soon to reserve your spot. 
It's cold outside.  For some, it's cold inside too.
We need you and your financial support today.  The chilly weather is now upon us.  Many of our applicants are in need of expensive heating system repairs.  You may help now by donating online.  Help us keep these residents warm through the cold months ahead.
Amazing Raise Thank You! AR 2013  
With the help of our 91 Amazing Raise donors RTR won the $2,500 Early Bird prize! We received over $8,000 in donations from your generous support and this special prize. Thank you to all who participated.

Staff Changes at RTR

     Earl, Ryan, Jenna, Rachel, & Amy

Staff: Earl, Ryan, Jenna, Rachel & Amy


RTR welcomed two new staff members this September.  


Ryan joins RTR as the new Program Manager. She holds a degree in psychology and has a background in case management and elder advocacy. She recently moved to Virginia from Florida, where she kept busy as the regional manager with Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.


Jenna is our new Development Assistant. She holds a degree in finance and has a background in non-profit operations and development. Most recently she worked as the membership manager for the the Prospect Park Alliance in Brooklyn, NY. 

Partner Build with the St. Christopher's School Class of '64   
A big thank you to St. Chris' team for their Partner Build support for the second year in a row. In September they teamed up with RTR to work on Ms. H's home in Church Hill. They replaced siding and exterior lights, while also fixing leaks in the kitchen and bathroom. Ms. H's home is now weatherized and ready for the winter season.
Interested in becoming a Board Member?


We are looking for people who: 

  • Have leadership experience
  • Are committed to our mission
  • Are willing to commit 5 to 10 hours per month in volunteer time
  • Want to help RTR grow and thrive 
  • Want to help raise funds for RTR and make a personal financial contribution to RTR
If you are interested in learning more about what it means to be a board member please give us a call at 804-447-3841.


Enjoy the cool fall days and remember to apply energy efficiency measures to your home before the cold of winter arrives.  

Amy's Signature
Amy King
Executive Director