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!
The Project: Mr. B is a San Francisco native and continues to live in his childhood home in the Outer Sunset with his two young daughters, ages 6 and 12. On Fall Build Day, Mr. B’s family welcomed volunteers into their home to help them create a brighter healthier home. Thanks to our sponsor Lowe’s, volunteers were able to provide his family with necessary home safety repairs. Read More »
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.
I stopped in at Target last week to pick up a couple of things for the house and happened to walk past their seasonal section which was chock full of Halloween candy and decorations. My first thought was, “Halloween already? What happened to Labor Day?” My second thought was, “If I buy Halloween candy now, how much will remain by October 31st?” When I was a kid Halloween couldn’t come fast enough but now Halloween signifies the first slip on the holiday season slope that whisks us to the New Year in a dizzying tornado of activity. My have things changed! Read More »
Breaking News! Randy Broman is RTSF Volunteer of the Month!
“Tid bit about Randy:
Today is the day to Twive and Receive! RTSF is competing with hundreds of communities across America to win a share of $30,000 in awards for local nonprofits. Winning a share of the award presents infinite opportunities for RTSF. RTSF staff and Americorps were asked the following two questions: Read More »
Reason 3 to Twive: For many seniors, nothing can damage their feelings of safety and independence more than a serious fall. Falls are the number one cause of fatal injury for those aged 64 and above, and the cost of fall injuries is expected to reach $43.8 billion dollars by 2020. Read More »
Ms. C was born in 1935 and is a native San Franciscan of Irish, German & Spanish decent. For a 74 year old, she has a very young spirit. Read More »
Fall Prevention: It’s a “hip” thing
By Jonathan Rossall
Home Safety Program Coordinator
Last week I was speaking to Mrs. A about scheduling an appointment when she told me,
“Honey, I’ve just had both hips replaced, so I don’t think I’ll be out and about as much as I used to be.”
When I heard this I thought three things: