Sears Kicks Off a Facebook Contest to Award $250,000 to Aid Deserving Military Families - Your vote for Rebuilding Together Baltimore will make it possible for us to provide critical home repairs and safety improvements to the home of Mr. Ralph C. Petty, Jr. Mr. Petty is 71 years old and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He needs repairs throughout his Pigtown home. Click below to read his story and watch a video and then please VOTE! You can vote once a day every day!
Rebuilding Day 2011 Media Alert - April, 30th, 2011 is National Rebuilding Day. The targeted areas in Baltimore City and Baltimore County are the neighborhoods of Pigtown/Washington Village and St. Helena. Read the press release...
Tool Donations are Being Accepted at ACE Hardware Stores - Two Baltimore-area Ace Hardware Stores Partner With Rebuilding Together Baltimore in Tool Drive now through April 1st, 2011.
“This tool drive will help build a much needed tool supply for us. When we are able to provide tools for
our volunteers to use, we can help more homeowners stay warmer, safer and drier in their homes,”
comments Bonnie Bessor, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together Baltimore. “We encourage everyone
to donate new or gently used tools. Donors also will receive a letter acknowledging their tax-deductible
gift. Stop into either of the ACE stores listed below and make your tool donation.”
Waverly ACE Hardware
601 Homestead Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Federal Hill ACE Hardware
1214 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Any questions regarding tool donations? Contact Rebuilding Together Baltimore at 410-889-2710
Outreach Flier for Rebuilding Day - Saturday April, 30th, 2011 - the last Saturday in April - Rebuilding Together Baltimore will be serving homeowners in the Pigtown / Mt. Washington Village neighborhood of Baltimore City and the St. Helena neighborhood in Baltimore County. If you know any low-income homeowners in those areas who are seniors, have disabilities, or have children in the house, please ask them to call us to learn about our income requirements or to request an application. More information is available in our outreach flier.
REBUILDING TOGETHER BALTIMORE'S HUGE NEW PROJECT WILL MAKE A PARK HEIGHTS SENIOR'S HOME ACCESSIBLE AND SAFE - Volunteer day will highlight Senior Accessibility Demonstration Project made possible by US Administration on Aging – kicks off at 10AM Wednesday, July 28 in Park Heights. Rebuilding Together Baltimore will provide extensive accessibility modifications for the home of Ms. R, who cares for her 72 year-old mother who has a disability and uses a wheelchair. Modifications to her home include the widening of doorways, conversion of a powder room to a full bath with roll-in shower, accessibility improvements to the kitchen, and the installation of a wheelchair lift, among others. (more...)
Rebuilding Together Baltimore Needs Youth Volunteers for Beautification Project - At least 15 young volunteers, 14 years of age or older, are wanted to help Rebuilding Together Baltimore and Art With A Heart complete a special mural project, designed by local artist Edward Williams, on the side of the St. Helena Community Association Building in Dundalk. (more...)
800 Rebuilding Together Baltimore Volunteers to Repair Homes and Beautify Spaces in Baltimore City & County During 21st Annual Rebuilding Day on April 24, 2010 - Like an old-fashioned "barn raising", over 800 volunteers will repair 26 homes of low-income homeowners in Park Heights in Baltimore City and St. Helena area of Dundalk in Baltimore County. They will also provide community beautification in those neighborhoods.
House & Skill Captain Training 2010 - ALL House and Skill Captains are required to attend House and Skill Captain training. There are two dates to choose from. Please RSVP to one of these dates by calling Violette Green, AmeriCorps Project Coordinator, at 410-889-2710.
These are the dates and locations of the trainings. Note that experienced House Captains will be released early.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Park Heights Renaissance Inc.
4151 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Thursday, February 25, 2010
6:00pm to 9:00pm
St Helena Community Building
6509 Colgate Avenue
Dundalk, MD 21222
Cities of Service Coalition (PDF) - On Friday, September 11, 2009, Mayor Sheila Dixon and members of her cabinet will join staff and volunteers from Rebuilding Together Baltimore, the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge, and Constellation Energy to perform a community service project in the Park Heights community to raise awareness about energy efficiency. The outreach event will kick-off at the Harry & Jeannette Weinberg Afya Center on Park Heights Avenue... (read the entire press release)
Lawyer's handy with a writ or a wrench - (November 24, 2008) a Maryland Daily Record article by Caryn Tamber about our own Lou Kozlakowski, pro bono council to the Board of Directors, house captain, and special projects volunteer.
Smart Woman Online Charity Profile (August 19, 2008) an article by Tyisha Manigo with Media Two, Inc. about our organization.
Hope Blooms from Adversity - Memorial park in Pen Lucy dedicated after years of effort, by Rona Marech, Baltimore Sun Reporter June 29, 2008.
Dedication Set for Garden That Once Was Vacant Lot - by Nick Gestido, Baltimore Messenger Reporter - "Two months to the day after ground was broken for the renovation of a vacant lot in Pen Lucy, the newly completed Kent Memorial Garden will be dedicated in a ceremony Saturday, June 28."
HGTV's Change the World, Start at Home Campaign to Support Baltimore's Pen Lucy and Waverly Neighborhoods (PDF) - Baltimore City is one of the five winning cities in the HGTV Change the World. Start at Home community revitalization and environmental awareness campaign. Supporters from across the nation voted for their favorite cities on the HGTV website in an online campaign that launched in early November and closed on December 21. The winning cities were announced during HGTV's coverage of the Rose Parade on New Year's Day. "We always knew that Pen Lucy was an award-winning community", said Mary Pat Clarke, one of the City Council Members for the Pen Lucy neighborhood. "We're glad the entire nation now recognizes that fact". Clarke, along with Mayor Sheila Dixon and City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, helped promote the online voting through their websites and email blasts. (more)
House Captain & Skill Captain Training Sessions (PDF) - House and Skill Captains from each Rebuilding Day team MUST attend one of two Training Sessions to be held on Thursday, February 21st from 6:00-9:00pm at Fleming Senior Center in Turner Station, and Tuesday, February 26th from 6:00-9:00pm at GEMS Pen Lucy Community Center.... (more)
Kevin G. Hroblak Elected to Rebuilding Together Baltimore Board of Directors (PDF) - For the last seven years, Hroblak has led Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's annual sponsorship and participation in Rebuilding Together Baltimore's Rebuilding Day. Volunteers from WTP include numerous attorneys, managers, and staff. As a board member, Hroblak hopes to be instrumental in overseeing the continued growth of Rebuilding Together Baltimore and assisting the organization in its fundraising efforts... (more)
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Fellows Graduation (PDF) - The fifth group of Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Fellows in Baltimore — a select class of executive directors of community-based non-profit agencies serving disadvantaged individuals — graduated today from the Weinberg Fellows Program, which is coordinated by the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy. The 2007 Weinberg Fellows completed a year-long professional development program designed to enhance leadership skills and promote collaboration among the region's non-profit organizations... (more)
Honeywell Project in Turner Station - More than 50 new volunteers assisted 4 elderly homeowners with much needed repairs during this special workday sponsored by Honeywell. Read the story by Tim Williams and watch the video on WJZ.com
Rebuilding Together Baltimore Joins YouTube - It seems that almost every teenager in America has their own personal networking site. So, it is appropriate that our 18 year old organization now has a YouTube Channel.
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Fellows Program Accepts Inaugural Class (PDF) - Baltimore, MD (March 8, 2007) --- Group of 17 Leaders in Non-Profits to Attend Skills-Enhancing Retreat - The inaugural class of Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Fellows—a select group of executive directors of community-based non-profit agencies serving disadvantaged individuals—has been named by the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy. The 2007 class will embark on a year-long professional development program designed to enhance leadership skills and promote collaboration among the region’s nonprofits by attending their first retreat on Monday, March 19. Through a competitive selection process, the group of 17 executive directors from agencies that serve disadvantaged residents in the Baltimore metropolitan area was selected for the program. Members of the 2007 class include... (more)
Organizers seek to build interest in Riverview project - Riverview homeowners who qualify still have time to sign up for Rebuilding Day 2007 in Riverview, as do those who enjoy helping others... (read article on ArbutusTimes.com)
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Rebuilding Together Baltimore Elects Board Members Skilled in Construction (PDF) - Baltimore, MD (November 15, 2006) --- John R. Schultz of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services and Laura Hartman, a private real estate developer, have been elected to the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together Baltimore, a nonprofit, community-based organization serving low income, elderly and disabled homeowners. The announcement was made by Sara West, president of the organization’s Board of Directors. (more)
Letter from Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (PDF) - (October 22, 2004) --- "Greetings and congratulations to Rebuilding Together Baltimore, the Southwest Senior Center, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Office on Aging on the occasion of this upgrade to C.O.I.L.'s Southwest Senior Center." (more)