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Autumn 2016 Events

Friday, October 21, Private Home - Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Foundation (MMBF) members help with repairs and renovations at a triple decker in Dorchester. Scraping/painting, updating electrical fixtures, refurbishing rooms, replacing some windows and doors, updating safety bars throughout the house, raising porch handrails for safety, landscaping, and more will happen on the day of service. RTB Board member Nick Starusky and key volunteer Marc Seigle are the Project Supervisors. Vahid Majidian also contributes critical support.

Friday, September 30, Private Home - Vertex employees help with repairs and renovations at a multi-generational home in Dorchester. Scraping/painting, and staining of three outside decks, repointing of outside foundation, addition of critical health and safety measures, landscaping, and more on the day of service. Volunteer Marc Seigle is the Project Supervisor with Vahid Majidian also contributing critical support.

Saturday, September 10 and Thursday, September 22, Camp Spaulding, Concord, NH - YMCA employees and teen leaders spend a day to update and renovated a tired looking village in their camp. Their efforts supported by DiTech, includes painting three cabins and decks, building three raised beds to grow perennials and vegetables, replacement of light fixtures, and the painting of a mural on a large fence by artist, Jason Talbot. On September 22, Ditech sponsored NASCAR driver, Kevin Harvick, attend a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovation. Joe Melchionda is the Project Supervisor.

Past Events

Wednesday, May 11th, Dorchester Youth Collaborative - Honeywell employees will work at DYC, an agency that has served teens at risk in the Dorchester neighborhood since 1981. Replacing flooring, sound proofing a sound studio, repairing front stairs, and painting are some of the tasks they will accomplish on their day of service. RTB Volunteer Marc Seigle is the Project Supervisor.

Friday, May 6th, Greater Boston Compassionate Center - Imagitas employees will help with repairs and renovations at a community center in Mattapan that houses a food bank distribution center, warehouse, and chapels/meeting rooms, offices. Updating and electrical system, painting, refurbishing rooms, and floors will all be part of the day of service. RTB Volunteer Marc Seigle is the Project Supervisor

National Rebuilding Day - April 30, 2016!
For more information contact info@rebuilding togetherboston.org

Friday, January 22nd, Private home - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Shanahan Group employees will work at a home needing critical home and safety repairs in the Roxbury section of Boston. Bob Bakst is the project manager.

Friday, December 4th, Spontaneous Celebrations, Inc - Philips employees worked at Spontaneous Celebrations, a community art center, at 45 Dansforth Street in Jamaica Plain. Bob Bakst was the project manager

Thursday, October 20th, Case Esperanza, Inc - Blue Cross Blue Shield employees worked at Casa Esperanza, Inc, a bilingual/bicultural behavioral health facility in Roxbury, MA. Bob Bakst was the project manager

Tuesday, September 3rd, Blackstone Community Center - EnerNoc employees worked at Blackstone Community Center, the City of Boston's largest youth and human service agency in the South End of Boston, MA. Nick Starusky was the project manager

Thanks to You - Our Rebuilding Together Boston Sponsors and Volunteers! Together, We Made Critical Repairs to Six Homes and the Blackstone Community Center on April 24th and April 25th

Rebuilding Together Boston recently completed two days of service to celebrate "National Rebuilding Month" in conjunction with 166 Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country. Thanks to the generosity of Wells Fargo, Rebuilding Together Boston started with renovations to the Blackstone Community Center in the South End on Friday, April 24th. The next day in Dorchester, Hyde Park and Roslindale, we enjoyed blue skies and a great day all-around as RTB volunteers led renovation projects thanks to the other sponsors listed below at six homes.

Volunteers

Rebuilding Together Boston volunteers made critical repairs to the residences of low-income Boston homeowners who can't maintain their homes due to financial, health and other related constraints. Labor included repairs to two veterans' homes as well as four senior citizen homeowners with health issues and a single mom. Projects included new stairs and handrails, new flooring, and a new storm door at the home of a blind veteran whose home also was damaged by winter storms; installation of new windows and doors at multiple locations; new insulation, new fencing, painting and stair replacement at the home of a single mom with limited means; interior wall patching, repairs and painting as well as porch and stair replacements for a senior with arthritis; installation of a handicap ramp and a retrofitted bathroom for a family matriarch who suffered a stroke; as well as other electrical and plumbing repairs and landscaping at multiple sites.

Volunteers

This work was made possible by the generosity of sponsors and many of their employee volunteers: Amramp, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bullhorn, DiMella Shaffer, Gilbane Building Company, Grand Circle Foundation, Pro Teck Valuation Services, Sea-Dar Construction, Skanska USA, Starbucks Coffee Company, Walsh Brothers, and Wells Fargo. In addition, Rebuilding Together Boston appreciates the many skilled tradespersons, including Citywide Contracting, Dr. Fix It and Preble Electric, who also make these renovations possible. We also appreciate the volunteers from the Sisters in the Brotherhood, St. Matthew's UMC and Americorps as well as the individual volunteers.

One of the seven sites selected for RTB's 24th annual days of service was the Blackstone Community Center in the South End, the only area center serving the needs of the South End and Lower Roxbury communities. Volunteers from Wells Fargo repainted walls and replaced ceiling tiles in the Computer/ESL room, replace carpeting in the seminar room, which was a herculean task, and fixed the staff lounge by replacing outdated appliances and installing counters. Two sites have been postponed until a later date due to winter weather and skilled construction delay.

Volunteers

"The Rebuilding Together Boston volunteers and sponsors make National Rebuilding Day possible," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh.Volunteers "Thanks to their hard work homeowners and nonprofit facilities will receive critical repairs that will strengthen our neighborhoods for the long term." Fox News 25, West Roxbury Patch, Roslindale Transcript, the Bay State Banner and the Dorchester Reporter all covered the story. See attached photos from our workday, including renovations to the Hernandez home.

Stay tuned - Rebuilding Together Boston will be working with Imagitas employees at the Hattie B. Cooper Center in Roxbury on June 16!

We are looking for volunteers to join committees and a few dedicated people to join our board. We also are looking for part-time administrators and program managers. If you are interested please contact
Janice Walker at jwalker@rebuildingtogetherboston.org
or
Michael Potter at
mpotter@rebuildingtogetherboston.org


 


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Thursday, September 3rd, Blackstone Community Center – 20 EnerNOC employees will be finishing the work at the Community Center at 50 W. Brookline Street in the South End. Nick Starusky is project manager.

Tuesday, September 16th, Blue Cross Blue Shield of employees will be painting Casa Esperanza at 263 Eustis Street in Roxbury. Bob Bakst is the project supervisor.


20th Annual Comedy Night

Thanks for all who came out and supported our 20th Annual Comedy Night. A special shout out to Harrison Stebbins and Nick's Comedy Stop for hosting the evening!

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