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!
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Project: Ms. D moved temporarily to her childhood home in 1995 to care for her mother, moving into the downstairs in-law. At the time, caring of her mother was her top priority until the tables were turned a year later when Ms. D was diagnosed with lupus. Ms. D later inherited her home in 2000; the same home she once shared with her mom, dad and 7 siblings. Read More »
The Project: Holy Ghost Service Center currently houses thirteen residents, providing a long term residence for the formerly homeless men for 17 years now. The center also runs a food pantry in the basement, distributing and delivering food boxes to 1,000 people annually. Read More »
The Project: Ms. M along with her three cousins decided to venture out to sunny California from Mississippi. Ms. M spent her life in San Francisco working as a nurse at UCSF while her husband was a Merchant Seaman. Ms. M is now 90 years old and her top priority is the safety of her family. Ms. M describes her home as a safe haven for all her nieces and nephews. As her niece stated, “It is a blessing to have an aunt that is willing to take care of others.” Read More »
The Project: Ms. B never could have imagined needing help from Rebuilding Together when she bought her Portola home 21 years ago. At that time this Hawaiian native was in good health and together with her family she had big plans for her dream house. They worked hard over the years, renovating bit by bit, transforming a house in to a home. Fast forward to 2011: Ms B. is disabled and scraping by on a tiny income while her greatest investment slowly crumbles around her. Read More »