What Motivates a Lifelong Volunteer?
In just two days, over 150 volunteers will descend onto Dutchess County neighborhoods to transform homes and lives in celebration of our national call to service, National Rebuilding Day (NRD). The volunteers in Dutchess County are just one fraction of the tens of thousands that will be working across the nation to help homeowners and communities in need this Saturday, April 25th.
Bill Markey (pictured) is a volunteer that has been an integral part of our Rebuilding Together family for over 20 years. In the early 1990’s, he rolled up his sleeves as a volunteer at a Rebuilding Day project and has stayed involved with Rebuilding Together through many capacities since; as a Board Member, through Handyman projects and by volunteering on Rebuilding Days.
Bill’s positive attitude and unwavering devotion to his community makes him an outstanding volunteer. When asked what keeps him coming back year after year, his response was straightforward, simply helping homeowners remain comfortable and safe in their own home. “You meet so many great people and you are giving the homeowner a freedom or opportunity they wouldn't have had,” Bill told us recently. It’s this dedication that makes Bill a true example of our mission: bringing volunteers and communities together to help our neighbors in need remain safe and healthy in their own home.
This Saturday, Bill will once again be a House Captain leading one of our NRD teams. His team will be helping an individual who is like so many in our community; due to physical and financial restraints, she has difficulty keeping up with repairs to her home.
It’s not too late for you to support the efforts we are making to help homeowners in Dutchess County and have your gift matched $1 for $1 during the month of April! Your contribution will help us provide repairs to assist more homeowners throughout the year, including the 10 currently on our waiting list. Click here to make a donation.
As the final touches are made for National Rebuilding Day this Saturday, we invite you to join us in thanking all of our dedicated volunteers for their commitment to bettering the lives of our neighbors in need!