Cibele first volunteered with RTSF in 2007 and has been hooked ever since, not missing a single build day! Cibele has volunteered on 7 project sites, including Fall Build Day, where she led a group of volunteers at Mr. S’s home. Cibele’s leadership skills, construction skills, and overall flexibility with our projects are always greatly appreciated. On Fall Build Day Cibele stepped up to the plate, lead a very successful project and we thank her for that.
Thousands of San Franciscans rushed into the streets Sunday night decked in orange, spraying champagne, and setting off firecrackers. The excited tension that had pervaded the city for the past few weeks finally broke and the result was a euphoric atmosphere of random strangers hugging and celebrating together in the streets of San Francisco. Read More »
The Project: Ms. A and her husband moved into their home in the Bayview District in 1944. Since then, they have raised their 3 children, 10 grandchildren, and more than 20 great- and great-great-grandchildren in their home! Ms. A’s priority is the safety of her family, friends and community members; opening her multigenerational home to community members who are down on their luck. Read More »
On Saturday, my neighbor came over to ask if we had seen Lill. Lill is 84 years old, and has lived in her home for 40 years. She lost her husband last December and is living on a small social security income.
We were worried because Lill loves her morning paper, and is diligent about picking it up every morning. It was 3:00 PM and the paper was still in her driveway.
So we called Lill’s daughter-in-law. Later, we heard that Lill had fallen and got stuck for 12 hours before her daughter-in-law arrived and helped her. She’s OK, but I shudder to think of what could have happened if we hadn’t noticed the newspaper. Read More »
The Project: The Raman Hotel opened their doors in 2005 after a fire had displaced all its residents. The Raman hotel was acquired by the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, becoming a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) providing 87 units of housing to the homeless population, specifically seniors. Read More »
Many of us know the name Wells Fargo and their tag line, “Together we’ll go far.” What you may not know is that here in San Francisco, Wells Fargo employees are getting involved in the community; they are delving deep into the neighborhoods serving side by side with other organizations. Recently, a group of 11 volunteer from the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage team spent four and a half hours at the Bayview Mission. Read More »
Rebuilding Together believes in a safe and healthy home for every person. Are you ready to turn your idealism into action? In the past, we have worked with wonderful AmeriCorps members and we are currently seeking an AmeriCorps member to serve in our office in San Francisco beginning January 2013. Read More »
It’s that time of year again. Fighter jets overhead, Wasp-class amphibious assault ship parked outside the window… and the America’s Cup World Series unfolding just a few feet away. All the makings of a traffic jam of epic proportions—how’s that for a danger zone? Read More »
The Project: St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church mission is to create a community where everyone matters and is a valuable resource to San Francisco residents. Their space is used for community run meetings that respond to local needs and they host an after school and summer program for underserved youth. Their community space is often utilized by SF Live Arts, Village Project, AA Al-Anon, Yoga classes, NOPNA, and other local groups focused on ecology, transportation, safety and neighborhood connectedness. Read More »