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Press Release: RTDC Awarded $6,000 Grant

PRESS RELEASE- 7/30/2014
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Rebuilding Together Dutchess County has received a $6,000 grant from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation to fund their Rebuilding Day Program, which for 23 years, has provided cost-free home repairs to hundreds of low-income homeowners throughout Dutchess County.
Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit serving Dutchess County by bringing volunteers together to revitalize homes, assuring qualified homeowners live independently and safely. Since 1992, more than 430 homeowners have been helped with repairs valued at more than $4.6 million in market value.
The Berkshire grant will be used to help RTDC continue providing critical home repairs and accessibility modifications to the homes of income-qualified Dutchess County residents at no cost to the homeowners.
For more information, visit rebuildingtogetherdutchess.org or call 845-454-7310.
See the full article here: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/life/2014/07/29/good-life-greater-good/13329787/

Outstanding Volunteer Awards 2014

Do you know an outstanding individual that has donated their time to volunteering for Rebuilding Together Dutchess County? We have two opportunities for you to nominate them and recognize their selfless efforts:

 

1. The Ron Stein Volunteer of the Year Award The intent of the Ron Stein Volunteer of the Year Award is to recognize an individual or individuals who have made significant contributions to the organization through their volunteer service. Nominees have provided an exceptional level of support, activity, commitment and/or leadership over an extended period of time. This recipient is considered an “ideal” volunteer who has participated in a special activity, brought additional resources to the organization or enhanced the ability of the organization to carry out its goals or increase its impact. This award provides the highest level of recognition from the organization to its volunteers.

 

2. The Tradesperson of the Year Award The intent of the Tradesperson of the Year Award is to recognize a person or team who has provided a high level of support or activity to the organization through their trade or special skill. This recipient is a volunteer who has participated in a special activity related to their trade, brought additional trade –related resources to the organization or provided the unique expertise of their trade.

 

 

Please download the nomination forms using these links: Volunteer of the Year Award | Tradesperson of the Year Award , and submit via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mail to PO Box 3695 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, before 8/22/2014. Award recipients will be recognized at the 8th annual Night of Comedy on November 6th.

Volunteer Opportunity: Dutchess County Fair

We are very excited to be attending the Dutchess County Fair this August 19th– 24th.Events such as fairs, festivals, and picnics help us to spread the word about our organization and to educate individuals who may not be aware of our services. We need your help this August at the Dutchess County Fair!

If you are interested in this opportunity, please sign up for a time slot here.

All volunteers will...

  • be assigned a four hour time slot
  • receive a free one-day pass to the fair
  • undergo training prior to the event

This is a great opportunity to dedicate time to a local organization serving our neighbors and veteran’s in need!

The Dutchess County Fair is the second largest county fair in New York State. Over 144 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural displays.

 

Rebuilding Together Launches 2014 Communities of Promise Program

Program dedicated to providing technical assistance and coaching to support affiliates in improving organizational health, performance and sustainability

Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit with a vision of a safe and healthy home for every person, is launching its 2014 Communities of Promise program to provide individualized coaching and support to select affiliates to help the organizations grow, develop and build capacity. This initiative is part of a larger suite of affiliate services that include national service programs like AmeriCorps, pass-through grants, direct staff support, an online Affiliate Resource Center, an annual National Conference and more.

Rebuilding Together Dutchess County is one of nine affiliates that have completed a competitive application process and been selected to participate in 2014, which marks the program’s second year.

“We are thrilled to welcome these nine affiliates into this year’s program,” said Jessica Oh, Rebuilding Together’s Senior Director of Affiliate Services, Western Regions and Communities of Promise program leader. “These affiliates are ready to take their work to the next level, and our team is excited to provide the training and tools necessary to help them get there.”

Starting with a successful pilot year in 2011, 24 affiliates have participated in the Communities of Promise program so far. The program’s coaching and resources will focus on board governance, development, fundraising, communications and marketing, and other areas based on each affiliate’s individual goals. This year’s program will run 12 months and conclude in March 2015.

Christina Boryk, executive director of the Dutchess County, NY affiliate, a new participant of the Communities of Promise program, states, “We are hopeful that this initiative will strengthen our organization and board of directors, providing the tools and training needed in order to grow and serve more income-qualified homeowners."

RTDC to Help 10 Homeowners During National Rebuilding Month In April

Poughkeepsie, NY – Rebuilding Together Dutchess County, a nonprofit with a vision of a safe and healthy home for every person announced today that April 2014 marks its 23rd annual National Rebuilding Month. National Rebuilding Month is the organization’s nationwide call to provide safe and healthy homes for America’s low-income homeowners and families across the country during the month of April, punctuated with the annual National Rebuilding Day on April 26, a culmination of months of planning.

Last year across the country, more than 50,000 volunteers served at over 3,000 affiliate-led rebuild projects during the month of April. Rebuilding Together Dutchess County will complete 10 projects during National Rebuilding Month 2014, bringing together 300 volunteers to serve low-income homeowners and communities in need including a single mother who lives in her 1930’s home with her 11 year old daughter, an elderly woman who has lived in her 1960’s home for almost 50 years, and a 75 year old woman who is the widow of a Korean War veteran. Renovations will include roofing, drywall, gutter, flooring, plumbing & electrical repairs, installation of smoke detectors, installation of windows & doors, grab bars & handrails, and accessible bathrooms.

National Rebuilding Month is embraced by community leaders and national corporate partners as a way of bringing immediate, large-scale impact to communities across America in a single month. Local partners include volunteer teams from Arlington Teachers Association, Central Hudson, Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Meyer Contracting Corp., Poughkeepsie South Rotary, Poughquag United Methodist Church, Salisbury Bank, SERVPRO of NW & SE DC, TD Bank, and Walden Savings Bank.

For the past 23 years Rebuilding Together Dutchess County has brought volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of the growing population of low-income homeowners in need, completing over 430 critical home repair projects.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, there are 5.2 million homeowners who live in deteriorating, physically inadequate homes that threaten their wellbeing. Therefore, the demand for Rebuilding Together’s services continues to grow as limited income homeowners, faced with diminishing resources, must choose food and medicine over critical home repairs, choices that, over time, lead to crumbling foundations, dangerously sagging roofs, and windows and doors that can’t be secured for their own safety.

“The affordable housing squeeze that many experience also impacts longtime homeowners, who struggle to maintain their homes and can’t afford to move but have difficulty affording to stay as well” said Executive Director Christina Boryk. “Helping these homeowners remain in their homes is important to strengthening our community and preserving affordable housing.”