Congratulations to Mr. Charlie Keen for his superior volunteer work, attention to details, and friendly personality while serving our clients. We couldn’t ask for a better face to front our projects since 2000. Your project management skills are immaculate; from providing task index cards to exceptional leadership qualities Rebuilding Together San Francisco could not be more proud to have you a part of our committed volunteer team! Read More »
This month Rebuilding Together San Francisco is highlighting volunteer, intern and social media guru, Emily Marsh! Emily started interning with RTSF the end of November 2012 and was with us through the beginning of March 2013. Her attentive, driven and quick-witted personality was a great asset to our social media planning and strategy; as for our social media following and awareness, Emily enhanced these by leaps and bounds during her short period with us. Read More »
On Saturday February 9th Rebuilding Together San Francisco completed the second phase of its Seismic Safety pilot program. Through this program our volunteers made the homes of three low-income families safer in the event of an earthquake. The weekend of the 9th we installed plywood stiffening panels (also known as shear walls), which reduce the ability of a home to rock side to side or front to back.
Mr. Jim Deasy has been volunteering with RTSF since 1999 and is one of our longtime volunteers. We cannot count how many times he has come to the rescue after a Build Day to complete the punch list and to ensure that our homeowners received what they needed. Without a doubt, Mr. Deasy is one of our unsung heroes!
Barbara has only been volunteering with RTSF for a year now but boy do we really appreciate her time and hard work! Her consistent and enthusiastic demeanor have supported our Home Safety program operations in a big way – from phone interviews to filing and preparation for Build Days. We could not have served as many homeowners in 2012 as we did if it wasn’t for Barbara’s continuous!
There’s something about great feats of strength or significant accomplishments that put me in awe. The level of awe is directly proportioned to how much of how little I can comprehend how the incredible act was accomplished. For example I am in awe of Olympians and their incredible acts, but I am even more in awe of an artist who can turn a sheet of plain paper into a life like 3D work of art. How in the world is that possible? Another group of people I am in awe of is the small group of dedicated souls who volunteer with us year round. These Home Safety Heroes, as we like to call them, make themselves available on an ongoing basis throughout the year and are the life blood of a program that provides critical safety repairs to hundreds of people a year. I am in awe of their collective commitment and compassion for those we serve. But I am even more in awe of a particular Home Safety Hero: Mr. John Calvello.
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.
Although Michele jokes that as long as there’s tasty food and cold beers on hand, she’ll be there, I know that the work we do and the impact we have is a huge motivator for her to give so much of her time. I had a chance to talk to Michele Rider, our October Volunteer of the Month, about why she volunteers and here’s what she said:
Breaking News! Randy Broman is RTSF Volunteer of the Month!
“Tid bit about Randy: