For the past 7 years, Scott Torgan has served on the Board of Directors for Rebuilding Together San Francisco. Recently, we asked one of our volunteers to interview Scott about how and why he became involved with RTSF, as Scott will be terming off the board this year. Scott has been a tremendous RTSF supporter & very active board member and will be sorely missed, but here’s a little bit about why he got involved with RTSF.
Scott was originally drawn to the organization’s community work and the impact it makes in peoples’ homes. An East coast native, Scott wanted to get more involved in his new San Francisco community, learn more about its history and culture, and experience the company of working with his neighbors. His experiences with RTSF have accomplished just that.
Scott has seen the full spectrum of volunteering with RTSF, as both a board member and a volunteer on Rebuilding Day. He has enjoyed getting out in the community, making flower boxes at community centers, and assisting with painting, gardening and general clean-up in peoples’ homes.
Visiting homes has been an eye opening experience for Scott. Early on he realized that his own neighborhood had residents in need of help from RTSF. While not apparent just by looking at the outside of their homes, upon looking inside he realized that some were actually living in sub-standard housing. During his time as a board member, he visited some beautiful older homes that were rich with history, but badly in need of repairs that their owners were unable to make. As a board member with RTSF, he was able to make a meaningful impact for those homeowners and in the community he lives in.
Though his service as a board member with RTSF is ending this year, looking back Scott feels a sense of accomplishment. Although at times it has been difficult to not be able to assist everyone who comes to RTSF for help, he is very impressed and amazed by the amount of work done over the years and is proud to have been a part of it.
This year Scott will be a Volunteer Captain at the Asian Family Support Center in the Outer Richmond. We will miss you on the board and hope to continue seeing you on our projects in the future. Thanks for your commitment to Rebuilding Together San Francisco!
If you are interested in working on our projects this April, please contact Valerie Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org.