BENEFITING: Rebuilding Together NYC
ORGANIZER: Rebuilding Together NYC
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
As I prepare to run the NYC Marathon, I am thrilled to be fundraising and partnering with Rebuilding Together NYC to bring positive change and living conditions for many in New York. I still remember the stress and havoc that Hurricane Sandy brought upon much of NY and NJ. Lives and homes were forever changed.
With a youth group in High School I went down to Burgaw, NC to help paint, drywall, and repair houses after Hurricane Floyd. I still remember the profound gratitude of those whose houses we were fixing: their homes and lives had been drastically changed, but they thanked us genuinely every day we showed up, even if it was just one afternoon of hanging drywall in a living room when five more rooms still needed it.
Thank you for donating. Every little bit is vital to our communities. And for every $1 donated, $3 worth of repairs are completed because of the volunteer pool utilized by Rebuilding Together NYC.
Rebuilding Together NYC (RT NYC) is a nonprofit organization that brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income New Yorkers. Together we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities, particularly for the elderly, disabled, families with children, veterans, and survivors of natural disasters. We also revitalize neighborhoods by renovating nonprofit community centers and providing security lighting. All our services are provided at no cost to our homeowners and community members.