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She Builds

October 1, 2021

On September 18th, Rebuilding Together Muscatine County held its very first “She Builds”.

“She Builds” is a Rebuilding Together program set up BY women FOR women.

Eight ladies (and two gentlemen helpers) joined in the fun.

They came from differnt walks of life, and varying levels of knowledge and abilities.

By the end of the project, all had added to thier building knowledge, made new friends, and helped a neighbor to gain easier access to her home.

Well done gals. Can’t wait for the nex time!

 

                                                       

RTMC/Burly Man Collaboration

September 13, 2021
Rebuilding Together Muscatine County, in cooperation with the Calvary Burly Man event, had a super successful ramp build on Saturday. It is always rewarding to be able to collaborate with other groups towards a common goal. A grateful thank you to all of the helping hands!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rebuilding Together Muscatine County – Today

August 13, 2021

Greetings!

This post is to give you a heads up about what has been going on in your Rebuilding Together Muscatine County.

  • Your board has been searching for some new board members that will add a wider variety of outlooks to the processes used to operate RTMC.
  • The executive board has been working on revamping the bylaws to better serve a community that is constantly changing.
  • Term limits and rotations have been discussed and changed, giving more of our leadership different opportunities to serve.

Since COVID, there have been changes regarding the purchase of items used to build our ramps.

  • Lumber has been scarce.
  • Lumber that is on the market now, is three times the price.

On the bright side, Lowe’s, who is one of Rebuilding Togethers corporate sponsors has made it possible for us to purchase lumber to build all of the ramps that are on our current “to do” list.

Speaking of ramps – watch your email for news of upcoming dates for the building of these ramps.

Rebuilding Together Muscatine County is ready to get back work helping our community to be a better place to live, and we hope you will be able to join us.

Thank you!

April 28, 2021

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We at RTMC cannot thank this community enough!
Around 75 of our friends and neighbors spent much of their day volunteering on Saturday helping out others in our community.
Perfect weather helped us to be able to complete all the projects we had scheduled that day.
Keep an eye out for all the pictures that will be coming soon, and THANK YOU!

It Just Needs Done

March 23, 2021
“It just needs done,” RTMC 02/21

Did you ever wonder how Rebuilding Together Muscatine County came to be? Now you know.

April is National Rebuilding Together month. Watch here to see how you can help.

Rebuilding Together in Muscatine!

February 23, 2021

Thank you to the fine folks at Sunny Brook for allowing us to benefit from their creative fundraising efforts!

Rebuilding Together Muscatine County was the recipient of the fundraising efforts of Sunnybrook at Muscatine Assisted Living.

Sunny Brook held a drive-thru
“Lunch for a Cause”

Community members helped local residents in need of assistance by enjoying a lasagna dinner.

Rebuilding Together is Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.

Because “It Just Needs Done”.

Lunch for a Cause

February 2, 2021

Looking for a way to support Rebuilding Together Muscatine County?
Here’s your chance!

A Great Partnership!

October 22, 2020

When the Covid 19 quarantine began, everything, everywhere, came to a screeching halt.

Everything except need.

Need never takes a break.

One thing that the quarantine did very quickly, was to magnify where the need was the largest.

They called it “Food insecurities”.

feedingamerica.org defines food insecurities as “a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. Food insecurity is one way we can measure and assess the risk of hunger.”

With all businesses closed, and the inability to leave their homes, those affected, found themselves in worse condition than they were in before.

Rebuilding Together Muscatine County, like everyone else, had their ability to serve as usual, curtailed.

Rebuilding Together Muscatine County’s Executive Director, Frank Iliff, heard of this major need.

Looking to continue serving in the community, because “It Just Needs Done”, he began to seek where he could be the most help to the community.

Through his connections with United Way, he found that he could help in food delivery around town, redistributing overstock from HyVee and other local merchants to local food pantries.

MCSA, The Salvation Army food pantries have benefited from these deliveries, and many families have been helped through these efforts.

This Saturday, another opportunity will be made available to the public.

Rebuilding Together Muscatine County will partner with MCSA and the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box initiative.

All the details you need are as follows.

‼️ THIS SATURDAY – OCTOBER 24 ‼️

Spread the word!

MCSA will be hosting a Free Food Box Distribution on Saturday 10/24.

Come get yours!

Locations & Times for Box Pick-Up:10am – 1pm.

Staff and volunteers will set up distribution stations at the following areas:

  • Ripley’s Mobile Home Park in main parking lot
  • Van Acker’s/L&B/Gaslight Mobile Home Parks in main parking lot
  • M&W Mobile Home Park along entry road
  • Louisa Court Mobile Home Park along entry road
  • Downtown Muscatine in Richie Sound & Lights Parking Lot 818 E 8th St
  • MCSA at 312 Iowa Ave

1pm – 4pm: Open community distribution at Crossroads, 1424 Houser Street.

This location is for folks who did not visit one of the other sites.

Please SHARE to get the word out to our community!

Slow and Steady

October 15, 2020

Remember when your momma told you that “Slow and steady wins the race”?

Well here at Rebuilding Together Muscatine County, we are taking that bit of wisdom to heart.

During the past month, RTMC has helped a homeowner with some gutter issues, assuring that their home will remain dry. We have also been able to supply a homeowner with a much-needed ramp for his home.

RTMC is being very cautious to abide by the current CDC guidelines for the COVID19 pandemic.

Slow is the most important part here. Slow enough to check what each guideline is, and how it can be met. Our goal is to keep our homeowners, and our volunteers safe.

Steady. Did I mention RTMC’s steady stream of financial donors? They are there. In the background. Every month. Quietly and steadily helping to keep RTMC running with their finances. We could not do what we do without them!

If you would like to join them, you can click the PayPal button in the top right-hand corner of the website.

Steady. The board of RTMC is steadily working behind the scenes with eyes toward expanding their reach to more of those requiring their services.

October 26 – 30, the board will be attending, via Zoom, the Rebuilding Together Training Institute.

They meet yearly to discuss different strategies for making Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide more accessible and relevant to those it wishes to serve.

Getting together to share new ideas, and raise our sights is always an exciting time. Meeting via Zoom should be no different.

Winning the race!