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National Rebuilding Together Day Update

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Well…it’s official We held our wrap up meeting, and determined National Rebuilding Together Day here in Muscatine, was a success!
We could not do what we do without all of our amazing volunteers!
Our community is better because of you!

And the Award Goes To –

Greater Muscatine Community Foundation 2014 Great Initiative Award

 

A Letter From the Executive Director

 

A letter from the Executive Director

 

What WIll You Be When You Grow Up?

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 When he isn’t at his “Real job”,

Frank Iliff spends his time and talents doing the thing he loves to do,

What he would like to do when he grows up;

Assisting those in need and making old people cry!

(Tears of joy of course!)

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For several months,

He has been working with some folks in Cedar Rapids to help a budding non-profit there.

This non-profit will in turn,

Help those in their own neighborhoods who need a hand.

Not a hand out – But a hand up.

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Yesterday’s event got some local television coverage –

Read about it here, and if you click the link,

You can see the actual news broadcast.

I wonder how many people he made cry this time?

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CR School Gets Massive Facelift Updated: Thursday, June 5 2014, 05:52 AM CDT CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) – Hundreds of local volunteers with help from a national nonprofit are giving the former Lincoln Elementary School building a facelift. The 104-year-old building will be worked on all day by “Rebuilding Together” and will be transformed into the “Lincoln Learning Center”. Marcy Jones stopped by the work site to see how the entire community can benefit from the new space.

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text size CR School Gets Massive Facelift Updated: Thursday, June 5 2014, 05:52 AM CDT CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) – Hundreds of local volunteers with help from a national nonprofit are giving the former Lincoln Elementary School building a facelift. The 104-year-old building will be worked on all day by “Rebuilding Together” and will be transformed into the “Lincoln Learning Center”. Marcy Jones stopped by the work site to see how the entire community can benefit from the new space.Read More at: http://www.cbs2iowa.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/cr-school-gets-massive-facelift-27360.shtml#at_pco=cfd-1.0&at_ab=-&at_pos=1&at_tot=5&at_si=53911c16d23399e8
text size CR School Gets Massive Facelift Updated: Thursday, June 5 2014, 05:52 AM CDT CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) – Hundreds of local volunteers with help from a national nonprofit are giving the former Lincoln Elementary School building a facelift. The 104-year-old building will be worked on all day by “Rebuilding Together” and will be transformed into the “Lincoln Learning Center”. Marcy Jones stopped by the work site to see how the entire community can benefit from the new space.Read More at: http://www.cbs2iowa.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/cr-school-gets-massive-facelift-27360.shtml#at_pco=cfd-1.0&at_ab=-&at_pos=1&at_tot=5&at_si=53911c16d23399e8

National Rebuilding Together Day 2014

On Saturday April 26th, Rebuilding Together Muscatine County participated

in its eighth year of National Rebuilding Together Day builds.

 

The day came on cool, sunny and beautiful.

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The volunteers joined with almost two hundred affiliates nation wide,

and came ready to make a difference in the lives of complete strangers.

 

              The only connection being that they are neighbors; other people living in the same town,

                                          needing the same thing that Rebuilding Together Muscatine County wishes to provide –

“A safe and healthy home for every individual”.

They came because

“It just needs done”.

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 The day came not without surprises, both large and small,

but our House Captains and volunteers were up to the task!

Together, the homes of five Muscatine resident families were made

“dryer, safer, warmer” than they were when they came.

 

A great big Thank you goes out to all the fine volunteers who worked on these homes.

 

Thank you also to those who volunteered by;

Providing financing for us, feeding us, photographing us, showing up at our Trivia Night fundraiser, telling their friends and neighbors about us.

Your RTMC Board Thanks You!

Your RTMC Board Thanks You!

None of what Rebuilding Together Muscatine County does, could be done without you! 

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2nd Annual Rebuilding Together Muscatine County “Evening of Fun”

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You can even come to the 2nd annual Evening of Fun Rebuilding Together Muscatine fundraiser & be sure you can sit with your friends. Tables can be reserved for large parties (8 people per table). The more, the merrier!

It’s Official !

 

 

It’s official!

Rebuilding Together Muscatine County has a new address!

Visit us at 205 Cedar Street in Muscatine.

We have moved our office,

But you can still reach us at 563.260.3143.

Exciting times ahead.

It Just Needs Done

Your Rebuilding Together Staff

 

It Just Needs Done

The Problem

Being wheel chair bound and having some other health issues, it was impossible for Frank to bathe in the tub without endangering himself.

The Solution

With the help of the Rebuilding Together Team and some specialty items purchased just for his home, Frank is now able to bathe without fear of causing an emergency for himself.

The Rebuilding Together Muscatine County team and the Happy Recipients

Some other modifications were made to Frank and Nellie’s home to enable easier living for wheel chair living.

Frank’s sister Nellie says now they feel safe in their home.

Yard Crew

Lots of work was done to beautify the yard so it will be more enjoyable for Frank and Nellie, with less maintenance.

Frank and Nellie now enjoy a smooth concrete ramp with a sturdy rail, so enjoying their new yard, is even safer.