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Press Release - RTDC to Attend Dutchess County Fair

REBUILDING TOGETHER DUTCHESS COUNTY TO ATTEND DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR

Poughkeepsie, NY – Rebuilding Together Dutchess County, a local nonprofit, which for 23 years, has provided cost-free home repairs to hundreds of low-income homeowners throughout Dutchess County will host an informational booth at the Dutchess County Fair this August 19th through the 24th in Rhinebeck, NY.

Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (RTDC) is a nonprofit organization serving Dutchess County by bringing volunteers and communities together to revitalize homes, assuring that qualified homeowners live independently in a warm, safe and dry environment. Since their founding in 1992, over 430 homeowners have been helped with repairs valued at over $4.6 million in market value and over 12,000 volunteers have been engaged.

The annual Dutchess County Fair is the second largest county fair in New York State. "We are excited to attend this event and offer community members the opportunity to familiarize themselves with Rebuilding Together Dutchess County,” said RTDC’s executive director Christina Boryk. “This event will help raise awareness about our programs, helping us to grow and serve more of our neighbors in need."

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."