As I enter the home and meet Ms. S, she leads me up her staircase gripping a wobbly hand rail. Her home smells like baked cookies, and a pine. I see Christmas decorations; a table lay out with a beautiful deep green table cloth and evidence of children, but for now things are quiet.
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Rebuilding Together San Francisco is thrilled to announce our first annual Fall Build Day, October 22nd 2011 – which also happens to be Make a Difference Day. In direct response to the overwhelming need in our community, we’re working hard to expand our services – in addition to our April Rebuilding Day projects, each year we hope to serve more clients through our Fall Build day as well. We hope to help 10 low-income homeowners in need of critical safety repairs - while these projects may not be a great fit for our Rebuilding Day (they really don’t need a team of 10-20 volunteers), they would greatly benefit from a small team of 2-4 trades or handy volunteers. Are you comfortable with basic trades skills or tools? Do you tackle home projects in your spare time? Do you have time to donate 1 Saturday to keeping a senior safe in her home of 52 years? Please join us!
Below is a list of our Fall Build clients, the volunteers needed and the Scopes of Work we hope to complete – but we need your help! Take a look at the volunteer needs and whether you are a new volunteer or someone who has been with us for 20 years, we need your help to kick off this much needed new program. If you’re interested or have other questions, please contact Valerie@rebuildingtogethersf.org or (415) 905-1611. We’d love to have you! Read More »
With our neighborhood focus being the OMI district this year (more here), I thought a personal perspective of this diverse ‘hood might be interesting to all of you that haven’t yet visited this area. Meet Connie, one of our house Construction Captains (now in her 6th year!) and our favorite event volunteer bartender! I had asked her a few questions about her neighborhood and here’s what she had to say… Read More »