Tag Archive: Rebuilding Together
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.
Together they stand to make a difference Rebuilding Together: Muscatine County could use some helping hands to give some homes a little TLC
Cynthia BeaudetteThe Muscatine Journal | Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:30 pm
MUSCATINE, Iowa —What does it take to rebuild a county? For starters, how about a hammer, a shovel and a willingness to work?
If you have one or all of those, organizers at Rebuilding Together Muscatine County have a spot for you on Saturday, April 28.
That’s the day the local chapter of the National Rebuilding Together organization plans to complete projects at four area houses and two non-profit centers.
Since its founding in 2007, by executive director Frank Iliff, the non-profit Rebuilding Muscatine County has helped more than 30 low-income homeowners who needed repairs.
Rebuilding’s recipients include the disabled and elderly, at-risk families with children, veterans and active military members.
To make the best use of time and resources, volunteers with all types of talents and ideas are needed, said Deb Iliff, Frank’s wife, and volunteer coordinator for the organization.
“Even if you can’t do electrical work, you can pick up a rake,” said Deb Iliff. “And if you’re too young to use power tools, you can pick up trash.”
She added there is also a need for ambassadors. These are people who sit and talk with the homeowners while the work is being done.
“One couple we worked with had lived in their home for 50 years and had spent a lot of time alone,” said Deb Iliff. “Then they had all these people at their house, and it was a big change. One of our volunteers spent the day with that couple and kept them company.”
Volunteers will receive lunch and a T-shirt, and may even learn some new skills.
Some people put together a group from their workplace, said Iliff, or families form teams, as do groups and organizations. Walk-in volunteers are welcome the day of the event, but teams have a better chance of working together at the same site when they sign up by Saturday, April 21, said Deb Iliff.
Applications are available at:
— Calvary Church, 501 W. Bypass Iowa Highway 61
— Muscatine County Extension Office, 1514 Isett Ave.
— The Muscatine Journal, 301 E. Third St.
— Rebuilding Together Muscatine County, 205 Cedar St.
— Shear Success, 109 Lake Park Blvd.
Volunteers will meet at 7:15 a.m. on National Rebuilding Day at the Rebuilding Together Muscatine County headquarters, 205 Cedar St.
Donations can also be mailed to the Rebuilding Together Muscatine County headquarters.
It’s finally here!
National Rebuild Day 2012.
Rebuilding Together Muscatine County, Inc. joins over 200 national
Rebuilding Together affiliates for National Rebuild Day.
Rebuilding Together is the leading national nonprofit working to preserve affordable home ownership and revitalize neighborhoods by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners. These projects are accomplished through the hard work of more than 200 affiliates nationwide. In Muscatine County alone, over 30 homeowners have received assistance from hundreds of volunteers since our inception in 2007.
Saturday April 28 is National Rebuilding Together Day
Join us at 7:15am at 205 Cedar Street
For a day of fun, friendship and service!
All skill levels are needed! Join us in helping our neighbors to be safer, warmer, drier and more independent. Volunteers will receive lunch, a t-shirt, a great time and the joy of a job well done.
Applications available at the Following locations:
- Calvary Church
- Muscatine County Extension Office
- Muscatine Journal
- Rebuilding Together Muscatine County, Inc @ 205 Cedar Street
- Shear Success
Or you can click the link above and print the application.
After you fill it out, you can send it to our office by April 21 to;
Rebuilding Together Muscatine County, Inc
205 Cedar Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
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!
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
Rebuilding Together 2011 Year in Review
What a year it’s been!
Rebuilding Together Muscatine is growing and beginning to
Become known in Muscatine County..
You can become a part of this organization by being informed and
Lending your time, talent and treasures.
Watch this spot for upcoming opportunities.
Rebuilding Together has teamed up with WD-40 Brand to conduct the second annual nationwide search for the Rebuilding Together Tradesperson of the Year. This person is someone who gives back to the community, adds value to his/her industry and is committed to helping others. DIY Network’s Chris Grundy, is the spokesman for Tradesperson of the Year, and is leading the search for the winner!
Six finalists will be chosen from nominations in specific skilled trade categories, including:
Know someone who would be a good fit? Nominate your Rebuilding Together Tradesperson of the Year candidate today to give them a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans and other great prizes! Visit www.rttradespersonoftheyear.com for more information and to get involved!
Rebuilding Together is pleased to announce a new partnership with Empire Today®! Empire Today has become a National Sponsor of Rebuilding Together and will assist us in our mission to improve homes and lives of thousands of low-income homeowners. Through this partnership, Empire Today is demonstrating its commitment to their employees, customers and the communities in which they service.
For Over 50 Years, Empire Today has been providing quality, name-brand products at great prices to customers across the United States. Empire® provides services to residential and business customers with a wide selection of products suitable for homes, small businesses, organizations and commercial applications. Their line of quality, name-brand products includes: Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Ceramic, Vinyl Flooring and Window Treatments.
Empire provides shop-at-home convenience or on-site consultation, next day professional installation on many products, quality, brand-name products and world-class service to more than 45 major metropolitan areas in the United States. With over one million satisfied customers, Empire Today is dedicated to customer satisfaction.
To learn more about Empire Today, visit www.empiretoday.com To learn more about the partnership between Empire Today and Rebuilding Together, visit www.rebuildingtogether.com or http://www.empiretoday.com/Community-Relations