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Rebuilding Day 2023 Wrap Up


A big THANK YOU to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, contractor and building partners for another successful Rebuilding Day. Volunteers from TwinStar Credit Union, SCJ Alliance, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, First United Methodist Church, Realty One, and many more made an amazing difference in the lives of our neighbors and community.


Volunteers from Realty One made short work of removing 40 cubic yards of overgrown landscape material and unwanted items from Aurora’s property in Bucoda. At the end of the day, Realty One presented RTTC with $1,111 to fund repairs and ADA modifications. Unfortunately, Aurora, who had been in ill health, passed away shortly after our project was completed. Her family was very grateful for our help and the neighbors were too.


Rebuilding volunteers tackled three projects in Candlewood Manor Mobile Home Park in Olympia. Enthusiastic TwinStar Credit Union volunteers pressure washed and painted Jim’s single-wide manufactured home, discarded unwanted items, and freshened his landscape. Department of Fish and Wildlife volunteers rebuilt Lynne’s deck and stairs, painted her livingroom, repaired some plumbing issues, installed a new wall oven, and completed numerous other repairs. Our third project in Candlewood was helping Audie and Monica live in a safer home. Dan, Pete, Matthew, Daniel, and several others replaced Audie's and Monica’s water damaged bathroom floor, installed a new ADA toilet, replaced the worn kitchen floor, and installed grab bars, smoke and CO2 detectors, and a fire extinguisher. We are hoping to help with heating and air conditioning needs in the fall.

Dawnell’s project has been an adventure! In March, PCI Pest Control (our 2023 Toolbox Award winner) volunteers cleaned her home’s gutters, pressure washed and prepped her home for painting, built and installed a new crawlspace cover, installed bird blocks, repaired her door locks, and more. On Rebuilding Day, volunteers from SCJ Alliance (also a Toolbox Award winner) replaced rotten deck boards, shored up deck supports, installed new deck railings, and addressed numerous other items. On May 18, real estate agent volunteers celebrating their Day of Caring started painting Dawnell’s home. Since the 18th, other dedicated volunteers finished painting Dawnell’s home, installed new screen doors, and replaced her kitchen floor. In September, we will be replacing a weather damaged ridge beam and repairing her bathtub.


First United Methodist Church volunteers helped Peggy, who lives on an income of just $11,400 a year, with window and floor repairs, a new stove, and cabinet repairs. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be installing safety equipment and a new front door.



Debbie, the owner of our seventh Rebuilding Day project, worked alongside our volunteers on Rebuilding Day. Volunteers (and Debbie!) installed ADA toilets and deck and stair railings, painted her fence, removed landscape debris, built and installed a new crawl space cover, and more. Our project manager will also be replacing some damaged siding.


These projects can’t happen without the support of our donors and sponsors.


A special shout-out to Build It! Breakfast sponsors! Our Build It! Breakfast is our major, annual fundraising event to support Rebuilding Day and our Critical Repair Program. Mark your calendar to join us on March 13, 2024!

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