In week two of National Remodeling Month, ForResidentialPros spotlights Rebuilding Together. This organization gives back to communities by providing repairs and assistance to homeowners with the help of remodelers. Rebuilding Together has more than 200 affiliates and 200,000 volunteers to improve homes and communities around the United States.
Amy King, executive director of the Rebuilding Together of Richmond, Va. says remodelers from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry provide technical experts for the volunteer teams. “They assist each Rebuilding Together Richmond team on an as-needed-basis with work scope development, advice on how to tackle a particular task/improvement, guidance on resources they may need to involve/recruit, and generally taking questions as they arise. Most of the remodelers visit the actual project sites with the RT volunteer team lead and gain a firsthand look in order to best serve the teams assigned to them,” she says.
“We feel this is an incredibly good match for RT and NARI to offer their community service attention to us. In addition to the individual NARI remodelers, the organization has assisted us with providing locations for training meetings, sponsorship of our skill workshop for our volunteers and also contributed to the skills training of our volunteers.” Remodelers in the Richmond area should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"Remodelers as skilled tradesperson help us to do so much more on a project than would be possible solely involving unskilled volunteers. And, the involvement of home remodelers makes it feasible to undertake projects that are at the heart of providing our Rebuilding Together Boston recipients with increased warmth, safety, security and independence as well as reduced energy costs," says Simone Auster, executive director, Rebuilding Together Boston.
Maggie Brodnax, executive director of Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas adds that remodelers are vital to the success of their projects. “Not everyone who is a volunteer possesses the same knowledge, so we are grateful for the remodelers who sponsor us and help make a difference in our communities,” she says. Remodelers looking to helping out the Dallas affiliate can contact Brodnax at email@example.com.
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