August 24, 2019
South Sound [Re]Building Event and Training
The newest cohort of AmeriCorps service members met in Tacoma, WA for their training and orientation to AmeriCorps and Rebuilding Together. In addition to their class time, they were tasked with direct, hands on repairs for Tacoma residents in need alongside the hosting affiliate Rebuilding Together South Sound. Several service members from the January 2019 class joined the August 2019 class in the Pacific Northwest to assist in mentoring the new cohort and in working on 5 homes in Tacoma. AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Chris Seamon, joined everyone to lend a hand, to share stories, to learn about the strategies other affiliates use for success, and importantly – to make new friends while repairing homes and rebuilding lives!
His advice to incoming Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps members?
“Your greatest skills are going to be compassion and humility. Everything else you need to know to execute your role at your affiliate can be learned in time, but as long as you’re compassionate and humble, you’re going to excel at your role with Rebuilding Together. We don’t work - we serve.”
- Chris Seamon, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator ‘19
August 12, 2019
This September Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio and a team of [Re]Builders will be moving the Cuyahoga County office space and warehouse. In preparation for the move Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio is hosting a warehouse sale to reduce the amount of excessive stock in the warehouse. [Re]Builders are hard at work organizing things for the sale and have found a number of new and gently used items that would better serve the community than the landfill. Whether you are in need of a new toilet or some touch up paint, come by the [Re]Builder warehouse and browse our excess stock.
Due to technological limitations, Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio is only able to accept cash during this sale. All proceeds go directly to supporting Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio’s programs.
Friday, August 23rd, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday, August 24th, 9am-Noon
9100 Bank Street, Unit B
Valley View, OH
May 7, 2019
Cleveland Foundation Lecture 2019
On May 7th [Re]Builders attended the annual Cleveland Foundation lecture titled “An Environment for Success” hosted by Key Bank and featuring keynote speaker Bill Nye (the “Science Guy”!). CEO, Ronn Richard, spoke about the future of Cleveland, urging attendees to do their part in efforts to support our communities by investing in local nonprofits, engaging their neighbors, and advocating for renewable energy and green technologies not only in Northeast Ohio, but on a grand scale across the globe. Additionally, the Cleveland Foundation has committed to greatly increasing social impact investments in the Cleveland area. This is an exciting time for area nonprofits to double down on their commitments to our communities. Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio is driven by the momentum of these keystone organizations and is excited to move forward utilizing the information learned at the Cleveland Foundation’s annual meeting to continuing improving how we serve communities in Northeast Ohio.
aPRIL 27, 2019
NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY 2019
On April 27th, [Re]Builders took to the streets of the Summit Lake Neighborhood in Akron to [re]pair, [re]vitalize, and [Re]Build in honor of National Rebuilding Day. Volunteers from Summit Lake Build Corps, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, and Church of our Savior worked on 3 project sites in Summit Lake and completed a number of critical repairs, such as: painting, landscaping, building a fence, replacing kitchen cabinets, and more! Thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who made Rebuilding Day 2019 an incredible day of service. Check out the galleries below to see pictures of [Re]Builders in action!
April 23, 2019
DIGITAL HOUSE IS LAUNCHED!
Wondering how you can join the [Re]Build Movement? On April 23rd, 2019 Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio launched their digital house. The digital house is an interactive, peer-to-peer fundraising tool that not only allows [Re]Builders to donate to the cause, but also provides the opportunity for them to join the RTNEO team by starting their own fundraiser through their own digital house. The digital house is a visual representation of the work done by Rebuilding Together, signifying 6 of the 8 principles of safe and healthy housing, which are the guiding principles of their mission and programs. Join Rebuilding Together’s President & CEO, staff, and volunteers on their mission to raise money to provide critical home repairs for neighbors in need by donating or starting your own digital house campaign.
To visit Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio’s digital house, click here.
For a step-by-step guide on how to create your own digital house, click here.
MARCH 20, 2019
[RE]BUILDERS ATTEND WORKFORCE COUNCIL MEETING TO CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN PARTNERSHIP WITH CLEVELAND JOB CORPS
Rebuilding Together staff attended Cleveland Job Corps’ workforce council meeting to continue building a meaningful workforce development initiative as a part of the Safe at Home Program. The 2019 program year marks the 3rd anniversary of Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Job Corps’ partnership to provide Job Corps’ interns with meaningful, hands-on experience providing home repairs to homeowners in need.
The Cleveland Job Corps Center sends interns to join Rebuilding Together staff on Safe at Home job sites 4 days a week. On site, interns are given the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of safety and accessibility repairs first-hand. Rebuilding Together’s staff also sits on the Work Force Council advisory board to help guide the strategic mission of workforce development programs at the Center.
To learn more about Cleveland Job Corps and opportunities for youth to gain job training and experience, click here
March 6, 2019
DOMINION ENERGY JOINS THE [RE]BUILD MOVEMENT
On Wednesday, March 6th, Dominion Energy Veterans Resource Group showed their support for safe and healthy homes and communities with a generous gift to support veterans in their community. Their partnership will help Rebuilding Together continue to [Re]pair, [Re]vitalize, and [Re]Build the neighborhoods, homes, and lives of low-income homeowners.
Thank you, Dominion Energy Veterans Resource Group!
January 1, 2019
NEW [RE]SOURCE RELEASED
Rebuilding Together recently released an updated home safety checklist. The checklist is a useful tool which allows residents to assess and make important changes in their homes, decreasing the likelihood of an injury from a fall, fire, or other accident.
Download a printable version of the home safety checklist here and assess your home today.
dECEMBER 21, 2018
DATES & LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED - 2019 [RE]BUILDING DAYS
Rebuilding Together announced target dates and impact zones for 2019.