Tag Archive: Rebuilding Together Muscatine County
Sometimes it’s bigger than a kitchen sink.
Sometimes it’s more than a roof that does not leak.
It is about value; Value of the human spirit.
It is about community; Community that makes every one in it better.
In this video, you will see more of what we mean.
Rebuilding Together Muscatine County is in the beginning stages of giving people hope in a different way.
We won’t stop doing what we are doing, but we will expand our reach to more of the people who just need a hand up.
Would you be a part of this? More details to come.
It will be easier when we do it [Re]Build Together.
And besides, “It Just Needs Done”.
Coming soon, along with Spring, is one of the most exciting times of the year for Rebuilding Together.
The last Saturday in April – April 27 – is
National Rebuilding Together Day
Rebuilding Together Muscatine county, along with over 150 other affiliates,
will come together and make a difference in communities all across America.
Please save the date!
If you can’t participate with us on the 27th,
we still have much to do during the month to prepare.
Please watch for updates as the day approaches –
We cannot do what we do without your help.
And as Frank says;
“It Just Needs Done”.
Frank was able to join Jordan this week on the program “Moving Forward” at the local radio station, the Voice of Muscatine.
“Moving Forward” is a daily program that highlights the happenings of area non-profits.
Moving Forward is brought to you by Muscatine Power & Water
Click the link below Frank’s photo to listen in.
Just because it’s cold outside, it does not mean that the work is has stopped!
We are making contacts.
We are looking for next years projects, and taking care of emergencies as they arise.
We are also looking for some very specific people. Here is the list;
- Rebuilding Together Muscatine County is looking to add some new members for our board.
- Rebuilding Together Muscatine County is looking for people interested in learning how to build our ramps. We will have a workshop for those who would love to be involved in a “Hands on” sort of way.
- Rebuilding Together Muscatine County is looking for suitable volunteers to assist our House Captains. This would involve “learning the ropes” to become future House Captains.
If you are interested in any of these things, please contact Frank at 563.260.3143.
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!)
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.
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?
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.
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.
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”.
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.
None of what Rebuilding Together Muscatine County does, could be done without you!