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A quick look around our blog archives and you’ll find stories from family members and homeowners we’ve helped, volunteers who have served alongside us for years, and the good work of our fellow affiliates across the country. Our hope is that seeing the positive impact of Rebuilding Together will spur you to action. Feeling like you want to help? Here’s how you can get involved:

1. For The Home Review activity we need 2 or 3 persons. Their responsibility will be to visit clients at their home and take note of required repairs. They will use a Safe and Health priority list and they will make a Scope of Work. Several other documents have to be filled out. In special cases they will document the life story of the homeowner.

2. Home Review Director

We have a position in the Board to oversee the Home Review activity from application to obtaining approval for repair from the City. The Director works with the Home Review people and provides input to the Contractor Liaison.

3. Contractor Liaison is another Director position in the Board. The input of the Scope of Work of Home Review is used to make a Request for Quotation to two contractors and to select the best offer. Depending on the available resources a decision is made to assign a contractor. Upon finishing the contract, the Contractor Liaison will inspect the outcome and has the homeowner sign off. The Treasurer will be requested to cut a check for the contractor.
The Contractor Liaison maintains a planning for the projects at hand.

4. Project Manager is a supporting position to the Home Review Director and Contractor Liaison. Certain grant providers  require a project coordination for their project. Organizing an Event Day requires a project coordination.

5. Public Relations Director for maintaining a relationship with the media, managing social media, writing press releases and involvement in fundraisers. The overall objective is to raise the brand equity of Rebuilding Together. Support from National can be obtained.

6. Grant Writer. Exploring grant opportunities and providing the required documentation.

7. Director for Logistics

Upon an Event Day, there is intensive movement of materials from and to the warehouse for the painting and yard cleaning.
Other indirect materials and services for supporting the volunteers in the field are required as well, like t-shirts, lunches, trash containers, port-o-johns, etc.8. House Captains. During an Event Day up to 20 homes are painted and yards cleaned. Especially the painting by unskilled volunteers would require guidance from a House Captains with relevant experience and leadership skills.9. Soliciting and managing in-kind donations. Several companies make materials available to non-profits, which provide an opportunity for cost reductions and extending support to our clients. Part of it could even possibly generate an income stream.

10. Lawyer. It would be beneficial to have a lawyer on the Board doe handling legal aspects of our affiliate.

The majority of the decision making, planning, and the execution of our projects comes from our board at bi-monthly meetings. As Event Day nears, the board meets more regularly to ensure that things go smoothly.

Currently, there is an opening for our Logistics Chairperson. Every so often, additional chair positions become vacant. Keep your eyes on our Board of Directors page or contact us if you are interested in a board position. Although many on our board have served for years, we are always open to fresh ideas and new members.

Perhaps you want to be involved but want to start in a smaller role. If that’s the case, you could be a committee member. Committee members attend board meetings and coordinate with their specific chair to complete tasks. It’s a great way to volunteer your time without as making quite as much of a commitment to start.

Plan to help out on Event Day

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Participating in Event Day doesn’t require any particularly skills or know-how. All that is necessary is a willingness to help and making yourself available on National Rebuilding Day. (That will be April 25, 2015.) General volunteers will be assigned a team. You’re welcome to join us the night before as part of our big kickoff celebration, but otherwise, you’ll only be asked to give your time on the day of.

If Event Day is your thing, but you are able to give a little bit more of yourself, consider being a Team Leader or Home Liaison. Team Leaders rally together a group of friends or coworkers, who will all work on one particular house together. The Team Leader ensures that everyone shows up, assists with paperwork, and coordinates with the Home Liaison. Home Liaisons are the point people on each job. They meet with their assigned homeowner in advance, keep the team on track during the event, and make sure everything is to the homeowner’s standard before the end of the day. This position requires your attendance at a few additional events before hand, but I can personally attest to how rewarding a position it is.

Donate or attend our fundraiser

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Sometimes we wish to help, but we are unable to give our time. When that’s the case, we’d encourage you to get involved by donating. Our fall fundraiser is still in the works with details to come soon. In the meantime, you make a tax-deductible donation by clicking here. When considering donating to our cause, keep in mind that we are non-profit, non-sectarian, and we are completely supported by donations. Every dollar given is a wisely spent investment in building a better America.

Contact us

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Photo courtesy of Rebuilding Together Philadelphia.

If you have a special skill that you think could benefit our organization, we’d love to hear about it! We often build partnerships through word of mouth and chance encounters. If you have something special to bring to the table, even though it isn’t listed here, we can find a place for you. Leave a comment here or visit the contact us page.

Know our Partners

Rebuilding Together El Paso is partnering with different organizations as to find synergy in accomplishing each other’s missions. Many of these organizations are with proving funds, or volunteers and in various cases both.

 

These partnerships are :”

 

 

cdbgCommunity and Human Development of the City of El Paso

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), one of the longest-running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, funds local community development activities such as affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development. Since many years the City of El Paso supports Rebuilding together with CDBG grants and over time hundreds of homes have been repaired with these grants.

 

team-depotHome Depot

When customers shop with The Home Depot, they invite us into their homes and businesses. We are grateful for their trust and understand the responsibility that comes with it. That’s why we are committed to doing things better every day – building a great place to work for our more than 400,000 associates, constantly improving the sustainability of our products and operations, and giving back to the communities we’re proud to call our own. The Home Depot has been empowering doers since 1979. It is our hope that we will continue to empower our customers, business and planet for many years to come.As partner of Home Depot, Rebuilding Together selects the homes of veterans which need repairs in their home. Home Depot makes a budget for these repairs and Rebuilding Together apples for a grant at the Home Depot Foundation. When the grant is approved the project is launched with a team of skilled volunteers of Home Depot.

 

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Since the ultimate goal is not just to provide temporary emergency shelter, but to transition families from Reynolds Home into their own home, the women work with the staff around a three-pronged axis: financial stability, family cohesion and wellness. Rebuilding Together has with financial support of Home Depot build a laundry room for some 12 washing and drying machines. We installed electrical supply, exhausts, did the plumbing and took care of draining.

opportunity-centerOpportunity Center

The Opportunity Center exists for all homeless without distinction of race, ethnic origin, gender, language spoken, or, religious beliefs, and regardless of mental, drug and alcohol problems. Through direct contact with the homeless, the Center supports them to move beyond their condition if they are capable; or protects them if they cannot improve their condition in society because of emotional or psychological disorders.

Rebuilding Together supports the Opportunity Centers with home repairs and improvements.

 

homewatchHomewatch Caregivers

Homewatch CareGivers® is here to be your guide when you’re no longer able to provide your loved one with the care that he or she needs. No matter how old or young your loved one is, our in-home dementia caregiver teams in El Paso have the expertise and experience to care for clients with all types of conditions. In many cases these elderly need physical support by means of grab bars and tub to shower conversions. Rebuilding Together is partnering by having some integration of administrative activities.
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Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are local aging programs that provide information and services on a range of assistance for older adults and those who care for

them. One of their focuses is fall prevention and Rebuilding Together received referrals to install grab bars and tub to shower conversions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome, Bienvenidos to the cyber home of Project  BRAVO Inc. We strive to improve the quality of life of El Paso County’s low income families by providing crisis intervention and case management assistance aimed at long term  economic self sufficiency. Project BRAVO was established in 1965 as a private IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt Corporation and is the designated Community Action Agency (CAA) for all of El Paso County. Project BRAVO is funded by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs  (TDHCA) through the Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG) and various other funding sources.

Project provides referrals for home repairs and we are supporting them by repairing homes  for which Project Bravo had received the funding.

 

Mission : Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives

Since 1991, so far 850 homes, 2000 homeowners and family, $2,3 Mln invested

Present output 85 homes/year, 2 community centers/year after doubling our output in 5 years.

 CDBG support for at least 10 years

Last fiscal year 2017-2018 Grant $135,000

We are closing the fiscal year 2017-2018 of CDBG and we have met our targets. We had to do 20 home repairs in both district 1 and 8. Since it was hard to find 20 homeowners in district 1, the city allowed us to compensate with homes from other districts. Under the coverage of the funding of District 1, we have submitted 36 homes, while we exactly met the target of 20 homes in district 8.

Our efforts to find homes in District 1 :

  1. We received the name and contact information of a community leader from the Borderland area. We contacted the person, explained that we could help 20 homeowners in that area and we agree that there would be a place to meet. There was no reaction and we tried to contact the person numerous times, without success.
  2. We visited the area and targeted the church to meet people. We attended a bible study class and were able to speak to the priest and some 20 people attending the church. We explained the program, left brochures behind and got the promise that members of the congregation would be invited and we would get a chance to talk to more people. We never heard back from the priest and finally getting contact, there was no interest anymore
  3. We visited the stores around Borderland and asked if we could set up a table to inform the people that we offered free home repairs. The store managers of 4 stores refused us the opportunity (we don’t sell cookies….)
  4. The city accepted our efforts and opened up to the rest off the city to fulfill our target.

We thank the Community and Human development Dept for their support in accomplishing our mission of “Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives”

Besides working with contractors for the home repairs many volunteers do the final touch to the homes by painting and yard cleaning.

Volunteers are skilled and non-skilled.

Volunteers Project Move : 220 persons

Volunteers Event Say.       : 650 persons

Volunteers other events. : 130 persons

Total volunteers.                :~1,000 persons

 

Wells Fargo money well spent.

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During Event day 2014, Rebuilding Together received a check of $10,000 from Wells Fargo Bank and we all remember the publicity we received with this fun ceremony. Nice pictures were taken and KFOX spent during several occasions time on our program. Most of all the volunteers of Wells Fargo did a great job in cleaning up the yard, where the homeowner had collected over the years a container full of items. While a number of strong guys were cleaning up the yard, other careful hands were painting the walls. The whole team had tremendous fun and the homeowner and his wife had also the day of   their life, expressed by her daughter in her letter to us about the impact that Event Day had on  her parents, owners of a home that was repaired, by saying, “We are beyond lucky. This is actually not an end to the process, but I think (I hope) this day will be a new beginning for my mom and dad.”

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In the mean time we have been dedicating the Wells Fargo money to two homeowners and hearing their stories will give us a good feeling that the money is well spent.

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Epifania A. of Jackson Ave is one of the beneficiaries. Amy, our social media specialist visited Epifania at her home and here is her story.

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At first glance it doesn’t look like much, but Epifania Aranda, 71, takes great pride in her home. She beamed when describing how she was a renter all her life until buying her home over twenty years ago. Empty flower pots hang by the front door, and the fruit trees she dreamed would keep her husband occupied in the yard never took root, but these little touches give way to the fact that Epifania is doing the best that she can.

 

The majority of her time is accounted for by taking care of her husband. He has been on dialysis for nine years and currently attends three four-hour sessions each week. Epifania isn’t in the best health herself, suffering from arthritis, hypertension, and back pain after nearly thirty years of working in food services at a local school, a job she loved but retired from in December.

She shares the home with her husband (80), her daughter (41), and two grandchildren (9 and 7). The bathroom that the five of them share needs repair. The tiles on the bottom of the shower are broken, and Epifania suspects that there are problems with the pipes as well. When anyone takes a shower, water leaks all over the floor of the tiny space. They currently use towels to soak up the water, and then pile them in the only sink. The floors are starting to rot as a result. Because her husband uses a walker, grab bars would also be a welcome addition to the bathroom.

When asked what else needs to be done, Epifania shrugs or tosses up her hands. She said that she didn’t want to ask for too much and that the shower was really all that she needed. We did see a broken kitchen floor and a few broken windows around the home and reluctantly she agreed that those could be fixed as well.

 

Listening to a story like this makes you get tears in your eyes. Well, Rebuilding Together did step in. Our Home Review Chair, Raul Trajeda made a Scope of Work for the project and Bob McCrae, our Contractor Liaison sent one of our best contractors to the home of Epifania. Spending some $4400 made things so much better for Epifania and her family. We did not only helped one homeowner but a family of five. We thank Wells Fargo for making this possible

The story of Gloria C. of Ben Swain is even more heartbreaking.

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Gloria is 81 years old, she has dementia and her son of 38 has  Down Syndrome. Knowing this you get concerned that they might not have the support to live a normal life, certainly staying in a older home, where things get worn out. Matters get worse when you know that at night they are partly living in the dark, because their electricity system has been overcharged. Besides that, their plumbing is a mess. Fortunately Gloria has two daughters who can take turns helping out. But they have their own burden, since one of them is fighting cancer. Some people get the brunt of misery in this world and we feel humbled that we can offer some help, to get them light at night and have their water flowing again.

Rebuilding Together and its contractors were able to step in to help Gloria and her son by having the Wells Fargo funds available. Fortunately the plumbing problems have been addressed.

 

The stories of some clients

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Below is a compilation of the stories on the people we help. Most go them have been helped with grants from our great donors. Every household has its story and we would like to give you an inside look.

 

Robert T.

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 Mr Roberto T. is 77 years old and shares his home with his 79 year old wife.

They are both severely disabled and get support from their son Gabriel and a social worker.

Roberto is sitting in a wheel chair and needs supplemental oxygen while Mrs T. is very insecure and unsteady on her feet when moving around.

This warm-hearten, sympathetic and positive thinking couple has lived in their home for 43 years but due to their tight income they are financially not able to cover the costs for security improvements which add up to around  US$ 10,000.

They are in urgent need of a walk-in and handicap accessible shower unit and an ADA toilet and several grab bars in the bathroom.These modifications are necessary so the occupants can live with the feeling of security and health and the comfort of their home.

Rebuilding Together is now looking for a sponsor to take over the costs.

El Paso, August 20, 2018

 

 

 

 

Margarita U. 

We are applying for a grant from Lowe’ for the following homeowner :

Margarita U., who is 58 years old and disabled, is experiencing very difficult circumstances in her life.  The tasks that she has taken on have made her challenges even greater.  After her husband passed away in 2010, her financial situation collapsed.  Fortunately, her home was relatively new – built in 2002 – and she had had a good life with her husband.   At the time of her husband’s passing, her son Rudy was married.  Rudy’s wife suffered from asthma, diabetes and lupus.  When Rudy’s second child was born, Rudy’s wife could not mentally handle the care of her two children, so Rudy took custody of his two children, who were cared for by Margarita.  Then Rudy was murdered when he was intentionally run over by a car after while fleeing an armed assailant.  Last week, Margarita appeared in court for the case against Rudy’s murderer.

Margarita now lives with her two grandchildren, Mariah, eleven, and Abigail, seven.  Just like her mother, Abigail suffers from diabetes, which requires Margarita to frequently monitor her grand-daughter’s blood sugar and frequently provide her with insulin.  Margarita herself suffers from arthritis, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and panic attacks during the night, fearing threats like her son experienced.  Although her bedroom is on the ground floor, she has to go upstairs to Abigail’s bedroom to take care of the little girl.  Since her health is deteriorating, Margarita needs to have Abigail also on the ground floor with her.  This would be possible if a bedroom can be created in the garage.  Besides the covering of walls and replacement of the garage door by a wall, it requires also the installation of cold and hot air and the required safety provisions of a window and exit door.  In addition to the ground-floor bedroom for Abigail, Margarita herself needs provisions in her own bathroom, like grab bars and an ADA toilet.  Margarita stated that such help from Rebuilding Together El Paso would make a significant improvement in her life and would give her the courage to continue to care for her two granddaughters while overcoming her own personal challenges.

Epifania

At first glance it doesn’t look like much, but Epifania, 71, takes great pride in her home. She beamed when describing how she was a renter all her life until buying her home over twenty years ago. Empty flower pots hang by the front door, and the fruit trees she dreamed would keep her husband occupied in the yard never took root, but these little touches give way to the fact that Epifania is doing the best that she can.

The majority of her time is accounted for by taking care of her husband. He has been on dialysis for nine years and currently attends three four-hour sessions each week. Epifania isn’t in the best health herself, suffering from arthritis, hypertension, and back pain after nearly thirty years of working in food services at a local school, a job she loved but retired from in December.

She lives in the home with her husband (80), her daughter (41), and two grandchildren (9 and 7). The bathroom that the five of them share needs repair. The tiles on the bottom of the shower are broken, and Epifania suspects that there are problems with the pipes as well. When anyone takes a shower, water leaks all over the floor of the tiny space. They currently use towels to soak up the water, and then pile them in the only sink. The floors are starting to rot as a result. Because her husband uses a walker, grip bars would also be a welcome addition.

When asked what else needs to be done, Epifania would shrug or toss up her hands. She said that she didn’t want to ask for too much and that the shower was really all that she needed. We did see a few broken windows around the home and reluctantly she agreed that those could be fixed as well.

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Snapshots of Epifania's bathroom, shared by five people.

Snapshots of Epifania’s bathroom, shared by five people.

Consuelo

Consuelo, 75, has lived in El Paso for most of her life, and for the last thirty five years, she has lived in the same house on San Jose Road. The pink walls and menagerie of pets liven up the space that is neatly kept and shared with her granddaughter (26) and great-grandson (6).

Regardless of the lovely appearance of the home, there are major problems in the sole bathroom. Three of the walls around the shower/bathtub are missing a significant number of tiles. The family has managed to hang plastic around the area, but water leaks out in large amounts causing mold to form around the bathroom. When asked how long the bathroom has been like this, Consuelo quietly told us ten years “mas o menos.”

After years of working for companies like Levi’s and Atari, Consuelo moves a little slower and her body is a little stiff. She looks forward to long soaks in the bathtub, but the longer the tiles have been missing, the worse the mold problem has gotten.

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Consuelo's bathroom. The tarp has been covering up missing tiles for approximately ten years now.

Consuelo’s bathroom. The tarp has been covering up missing tiles for approximately ten years now.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. These families are only  examples of what we see on a daily basis. We take their struggles to heart, and we hope you’ll do the same. If you’re interested in making a difference in their lives, consider visiting our donation page or you can contact us if you’re interested in volunteering with RTEP.

What We Do BESIDES Event Day

It’s no secret that April is our favorite month of the year. The last Saturday in April is National Rebuilding Day, or as we refer to it, Event Day.

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Our board of directors, committee members, and hundreds of local volunteers spend the entire day putting the finishing touches on the improvements of more than twenty homes across the city of El Paso. Meanwhile, volunteers across the country work with our affiliates for the same purpose. It’s a magical thing to see the very tangible impact that we have in our own city and to know that we are part of a nation-wide project. Understandably, that one day is the culmination of months of work and organization, but it isn’t the only thing we do. In fact, our team works year-round. Here are just a few of the things we focus our efforts on:

Project Homes

The homes we complete on Event Day are just a portion of the homes we renovate. Our work doesn’t stop there. The same kinds of improvements that take place in Event Day homes are being done year-round. We refer to the homes that are being renovated in the “off season” as Project Homes. It makes sense that we would work on homes all year since the need is there all year. We are continually taking care of the paperwork, reviewing homes, sending out contractors, and seeing homes through to completion. This year, we have set a goal to complete a total of 50 homes by the end of the calendar year. We are already over 2/3rds of the way there.

If you think you or someone you know is a candidate for our services, you can access the necessary forms by clicking “applications” in the top navigation bar.

Community Partnerships

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In recent years, we’ve made efforts to become even more involved in the community. We’re able to do so by partnering up with other El Paso institutions. Earlier this year, for instance, we joined forces with the University of Texas at El Paso and their volunteer initiative Project MOVE. You can read more about it here, but in short, one hundred UTEP students volunteered for six hours and completed work on five homes! A great success!

Fundraiser

As a nonprofit, we rely on grants and donations. We couldn’t have the impact on El Paso that we do without the generous support of others! We’ve had great success with our fundraisers in previous years, and we hope to announce our latest fundraiser soon.

If you are interested in making a direct donation, you can do so by visiting our donation page.

Prepare for Next Year’s Event Day

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We begin to shift our focus to the upcoming Event Day as early as the first of the year. Each year we are looking to improve and better our efforts. Tentatively, we want to complete 33 homes on Event Day 2015. A project that big won’t happen without lots of advance planning!

It may seem like our work is never done, but our team is committed to the mission of preserving and revitalizing houses and communities, assuring that low income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly and disabled, live in warmth, safety, and independence.

Team Leader: Cindy Vizcarra

Team Leaders are an integral part of Event Day. They organize and mobilize a team, usually made up of friends or coworkers, and tackle an entire house together. Event Day is made exponentially smoother thanks in large part to our Team Leaders. Today we are sharing a story of one such team leader, Cindy Vizcarra.

Originally from Oklahoma, Cindy grew up as an Army brat. Her family moved to El Paso when she was young, and she’s lived here most of her life. She works as a Program Specialist for Adult Protective Services, where she has been employed for fifteen years.

It’s not uncommon for us to work in tandem with Adult Protective Services, as their work often aligns with our mission. This was how Cindy initially linked up with RTEP. She referred a client of hers to us for home repairs. Community members urged her to get more involved with RTEP and, considering her charitable spirit, it’s no surprise that she jumped in with both feet. That was eight years ago. Since then she has volunteered in different capacities including being a Home Liaison and now a Team Leader.

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Cindy looking on as a team member paints the trim on Event Day 2014.

This most recent Event Day was one of the easiest yet for Cindy and her team. Only one interior room and the outside trim needed painting. When the team arrived ready and raring to go on the morning of Event Day, it was discovered that the homeowner had left town and wasn’t home! Fortunately, his daughter allowed the team in. The homeowner’s son-in-law even got involved, climbing up a ladder and painting alongside the team all day.

When asked how Cindy manages to successfully assemble a team each year, she chalked it up to the motivation of her team members:

I have a group of “old faithfuls” that have helped me out for years! I try and recruit new caseworkers and family members. I get great feedback from our team, and they love doing this. It’s harder than it looks, but we have a great time!

She points out that everyone has something to add to the team. A team member that can’t participate in the painting and yard work due to a physical disability contributes by making thirty (and sometimes more!) burritos and bringing extra waters.

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An APS team member showing us how it’s done, Event Day 2014. Photo by Cindy Vizcarra.

Cindy adds, “It’s a great feeling to see the before and after pictures and know that we had a part in it. It’s an opportunity for us to give back to the community and work with one another in a way we don’t always get to at our agency. We love the homeowners’ expression and heartfelt thanks at the end of the day, makes it all worth it!”

Thank you to Cindy and the entire APS team for their years of volunteer service! If you are interested in putting together a team for Event Day, you can contact us by leaving a comment here, messaging us on Facebook, or e-mailing us.

Event Day 2014

We did it!

 

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Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say: YOU did it! With 500 volunteers spread out across the El Paso and work on 23 homes being  completed in one day, Event Day is far from a one man show. It would not have been a success without the hard work of our volunteers, the generosity of our sponsors, the kindness of donors, and every single ounce of sweat that went into making April 26, 2014 our best Event Day yet.

 

Every Event Day is great in our book, but this one was extra special as it included the presentation of a giant check in a giant amount from Wells Fargo. That $10,000 will go a long way toward providing much-needed repairs to homes in El Paso. Thank you, Wells Fargo!

 

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It’s a thrill to see the city-wide impact one day can have. The 23 homes that were completed on Saturday all have a fresh coat of paint and clean yards to match the work that has been done on the inside. In some cases, the interior work was simple, patches fixed and tiles replaced. But in other cases, it was extensive. Roofs have been fixed, swamp coolers replaced, tubs converted to showers for ease of use.

 

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On a national scale, our individual efforts are adding up to something huge. Over 3,000 projects total (!) have been completed by affiliates across the country during April as part of Rebuilding Together’s National Rebuilding Month! Yep, that includes the 23 homes completed in our fair city. We hope that all our contributors feel an extra sense of pride knowing that they are part of a nation-wide improvement project. RTNRM isn’t just one day or one volunteer opportunity; it’s a movement! It’s a step toward accomplishing our goal of providing safe living conditions for the elderly, disabled, and veterans in our country and our community.

 

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When it comes down to it, the best part of Event Day is not the good feeling we get out of volunteering or the pride we feel from being part of a big change, but the joy that it brings to the individual homeowners. One man, overwhelmed at the sight of dozens of people working on the inside and outside of his house, sat back and remarked, “I’m in heaven.”

 

One woman expressed the impact that Event Day had on her parents, owners of a home that was repaired, by saying, “We are beyond lucky. This is actually not an end to the process, but I think (I hope) this day will be a new beginning for my mom and dad.”

 

Event Day 2014 is over, but our mission continues. We’ll be working on (and sharing with you!) project homes throughout the year, we also have a fundraiser in the works, and we’ll be sharing more stories from Event Day 2014. In the meantime, if you want to volunteer with us, donate to our cause, or sponsor us, you’ll find everything you need to know at our website and on our Facebook page.