With enthusiastic support from volunteers and sponsors, Rebuilding Together - Monterey/Salinas was able to rehabilitate another 11 homes this year in Monterey County.
For National Rebuild Day in May, local volunteers completed work on 10 homes throughout Monterey County and 2 non-profit facilities (YMCA and YWCA).
Rebuilding Together volunteers completed work on 11 homes throughout Monterey County and cleaned a park in the City of Seaside. One of the 11 homes included a local also received a new roof, water heater, garage door, exterior paint and major yard clean up partially thanks to a grant from Sears' Heros at Home program.
As a Board project over 3 days, board members and friends of the board built 100 planter boxes for the Shoreline Garden and the Pueblo Del Mar community gardens.
Fall & Spring 2011
After receiving 41 applications this year, RT volunteers have completed work on 14 projects - 13 homes and the El Dorado Motel in Salinas, which provides services for homeless families.
May 1, 2010
Rebuilding Together Volunteers Bring More Than Flowers This May Day
Rebuilding Together brought more than flowers to 16 homeowners in Monterey County. RT volunteers painted, remodeled bathrooms and kitchens, installed carpets, landscaped and much more at homes in Salinas, Seaside and Marina. When all is said and done the nearly 200 RT volunteers completed work on the homes valued at more than $75,000.
October 24, 2009
Rebuilding Together and Partners Make a Difference for the Heroes at Home
For Rebuilding Together-Monterey/Salinas (RT) and its partners in the annual “Make A Difference Day,” today was a day to serve those who have served our country. Volunteers shoveled, raked, and moved rocks to vastly improve the grounds of the Veterans Transition Center in Marina, which serves veterans and their families.
RT continued its four-year partnership in “Make A Difference Day” with the Defense Language Institute (DLI) and Presidio of Monterey while adding Sears Holdings to the team making it a “Make A Difference Day” for “Heroes at Homesm” event.
October 17, 2009
Rebuilding Together and Choice Hotels Team Up to Improve Lives, Revitalize Seaside Community – One Home at a Time
Rebuilding Together teamed up with Choice Hotels in a partnership dubbed “Room to Rebuild.” While volunteers won’t be “rebuilding” the home of an 84-year-old Seaside resident, they will be making it safer for her by installing a ramp, adding grab bars and safety rails and repairing a fence.
This project is one of 13 Rebuilding Together projects awarded a grant by the Choice Hotels International Foundation focused on repairing the homes of low-income families. The partnership -- named “Room to Rebuild” -- is part of the ongoing commitment by Choice Hotels to strengthen the local communities in which their associates and franchisees live, work and provide hospitality.
May 3, 2009
Rebuilding Together Volunteers Finish What They Started
Rebuilding Together reached and surpassed a significant milestone – the 200th house rehabilitated in its 14 year history. Today, RT volunteers rehabilitated 21 homes in Monterey County and 4 non-profit facilities, valued at nearly $75,000.
October 28, 2008
Rebuilding Together Served Those Who Served Our Country for National ‘Make a Difference Day’
About 50 RT-Monterey/Salinas volunteers joined millions of Americans across the country for the 16th annual Make A Difference Day doing volunteer projects to improve their communities and help neighbors in need. The day is the largest community service effort in the nation, rallying corporations, government leaders, charitable organizations and everyday Americans into action on one day.
In Monterey County, Rebuilding Together joined forces with about 50 volunteers from the Defense Language Institute to provide exterior home maintenance, such as painting and yard cleaning for six disabled veterans or seniors in the area. Clark Pinnacle, currently managing the development and management of privatized military housing throughout the Monterey region, provided volunteers and all required financial support for this one-day Rehab Blitz.
April 26, 2008
Missions of Community Organizations Converge in the CAPSTONE
In east Salinas, where residents are use to conflict, community organizations, each with very different functions, worked together in an effort to begin the healing, rebuilding and revitalizing of the neighborhood. Rebuilding Together, the Salinas Valley Community Church, the City of Salinas and the Salinas Police Department each work independently to serve the community in their own ways. But today was a new beginning to a community partnership.
Leaders and volunteers from these four groups gathered at an east Salinas home, located on the edge of a two-square mile area dubbed the CAPSTONE (City at Peace: Supporting and Transforming Our Neighborhood), which is plagued by street violence and crime. About 50 RT volunteers built a new bathroom, remodeled the kitchen and made other major repairs for this particular home.
As part of RT's annual Rebuild Day, volunteers worked on 4 other homes and 2 non-profit facilities in Marina, Castroville, Seaside as well as Salinas. When all is said and done, RT rehabilitated 21 homes in Monterey County and 4 non-profit facilities, valued at nearly $75,000.