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2018 - It's Going To Be A Great Year!!

Rebuilding Together Thurston County has been in the midst of some rebuilding of our own, reorganizing our office. If any of you have tackled that project at your workplace or home, you know the task isn’t for the faint of heart. The first step of reorganizing seems to be making a bigger mess than you had when you started, because you’re moving around furniture, paperwork, etc. And you have to look everything over. Should it be tossed? Moved to a different location? Organized more efficiently? And then there is the follow up on what you’ve uncovered. It’s not a fun process, but an important one.

As I was reviewing paperwork, I came across thank you notes we have received over the years from grateful clients and caregivers. The notes reminded me of why we do what we do. A reminder for you: “Rebuilding Together has enabled my client to remain at home and given him the confidence that he can continue to live independently and that is priceless.” “The staffs(sic) at Rebuilding Together were able to provide services that will allow my client to stay in his home rather than move into an assisted living facility.” “We were in very dire straits before we met you and were introduced to your wonderful organization. We had a situation with our septic system that was a true health hazard to our family and the community at large.” “Words aren’t adequate to express my gratitude for your help with my hot water heater.” As you can see with your volunteer efforts and donations, we make an amazing difference in the community and we want to say Thank You So Much!!

A BIG thank you to the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund for the $1,000 WAVES grant Rebuilding Together received in December. The WAVES grant supports volunteerism and supports Weyerhaeuser employees’ good works in the community. Weyerhaeuser employees have been big supporters of Rebuilding over the years by volunteering on Rebuilding Day, donating funds, and serving on our Board of Directors. If your employer offers similar support, we would love to talk with you!

We are pleased to announce our newest board member, David Ball. David brings great talents and experiences to RTTC. He has been a Marine and served in the Army National Guard. He’s been a flight operations specialist, helicopter mechanic and a tool maker and maintenance mechanic. He’s worked for the Olympia Public Works Department, Evergreen Christian Community, and the Washington Department of Transportation. He has an Associates degree in Machine Technology. David has completed many remodeling and repair projects over the years including rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. David first joined us as a volunteer on RTTC’s Rebuilding Day in April 2017 and is already helping plan Rebuilding Day 2018. Along with volunteering with Rebuilding Together Thurston County, David volunteers for Toys-For-Tots and the Olympia Marine Corps. David and his wife, Maggie, have been married for 40+ years. They have four children and four foster children. A hearty welcome to David!

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