Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives
A Note from Melissa
Dear Rebuilding Together Peninsula Community,

As we respond to the ever-changing developments regarding COVID-19, our primary concern is for the immediate safety of our staff, volunteers and the homeowners who turn to us for help. During this time, I hope you and your families stay healthy and safe.

In keeping with our efforts to support the health and safety of our homeowners, I wanted to give you an update on our plans moving forward. After much thought and consideration we’ve decided to postpone National Rebuilding Day, previously scheduled for April 25 th . A new date will be announced very soon. For now, our volunteer sign-ups have been suspended and we are notifying homeowners and nonprofits that will be impacted.

We remain committed to helping those in our community who are in need, and we are equally committed to responsibly carrying out our mission. As trying as these times are, we take comfort in the fact that the RTP community is composed of compassionate, generous partners like you who share our belief that everyone deserves a safe and healthy home. We remain extremely grateful for your ongoing support.

Future updates will be posted on our website on a regular basis and on social media. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at .

Thank you for your continued support, patience, and dedication to Rebuilding Together Peninsula.

Be well and stay healthy,

Melissa Lukin
Executive Director
RTP staff Georgia Savoca, Esmeralda Rodriguez and Melissa Lukin at the NRD 2020 Captain Kickoff in February.
Wollenberg Award 2019
Top photo: Eric Hassett, Melissa Lukin, and Richard Hassett Bottom photo: Tim Molak
Tim Molak

We are pleased to honor Tim Molak with a 2019 Wollenberg Award.

Tim, Head of School at Woodside Priory, has been involved with RTP for over 25 years. He recalls his first project fondly -- he could feel the excitement in the air and later marveled at the transformation of the site. NRD is an excellent opportunity for both him and his students to get out in the local community and make a true, tangible difference in the lives of their neighbors.

Tim, who is in his 46th year in education, truly embodies the spirit of public service and enriching the lives of those around him. All of us at RTP are grateful to have a guy like Tim as a dedicated, longtime volunteer. Congratulations, Tim!
Hasset Hardware

It’s about family. It's about community. For sixty-three years family owned Hassett Hardware has been volunteering in the community, making it an integral part of the company culture. And for three generations the Hassett family has kept that philosophy alive and in practice at their hardware stores.

Larry Hassett began volunteering with Rebuilding Together Peninsula in the early 1990s, when RTP was still called “Christmas in April”. For years Larry served as a site Captain, bringing along his two sons, Eric and Richard. The business also donated in-kind supplies, a practice Hassett Hardware continued as RTP grew and our needs increased.

Now the third generation, Eric and Richard, run the business, which has expanded to include five stores in Half Moon Bay and the Peninsula. The brothers continue the tradition of volunteering in the community and encourage their employees to do the same. RTP is at the top of their list. According to Eric, “I’ve seen the evolution of RTP and I would say there is a strong professionalism. Other groups aren’t as focused and impactful. RTP is more focused with defined criteria.”

While in high school, Eric worked summers and weekends with his dad on RTP projects, helping arrange the scope of work and coordinating the products to be used. Good product knowledge is something Hassett Hardware has always been able to provide and it’s one of the attributes that sets it apart from other retailers.

Eric remembers his first RTP project as one of his most heartfelt. The homeowner came back after the repairs had been made and she was so in awe of the scope and quality of work that she broke down in tears. “We made meaningful improvements and she probably cried for half an hour.”

We are grateful to Hassett Hardware for all their support over three decades. It has proven to be a valuable partnership for the community. As Eric says, “Every time RTP comes up, it’s a no-brainer - we’re going to help.”
Welcome, Travis Killmer!
Our new NRD & Team Build Manager
Save the Date
Rebuilding Together Peninsula Benefit Honoring Bill Butler
May 21, 2020 | 6PM - 9PM | Sharon Heights Country Club | 2900 Sand Hill Road
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