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RTMC, National Rebuilding Day, and COVID-19

March 17, 2020

To all Rebuilding Together Muscatine County Volunteers and Family,

As we approach our annual event, National Rebuilding Day (NRD), scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 25, we must use caution.  We are closely monitoring recommendations from Iowa Gov. Reynolds as to how we can help reduce the chances of spreading the Coronavirus. At this point, all area restaurants, bars, and places of entertainment have been closed to prevent gathering. Area schools are closed for the next month, and many other businesses may soon follow.

It is with the safety of our volunteer family, as well as our clients that the advisory board has implemented the following changes for NRD 2020:

  • Work will only proceed with the homeowner’s approval, which may be removed due to increased risk as time passes. If the homeowner is uncomfortable, we will reschedule for a later date.
  • All volunteers will receive a medical screening on the day work is to be completed. Volunteers who are found to pose a potential risk will be thanked, provided a donut, and sent home.
    • Screenings will include temperature and a questionnaire, as well as any additional information the medical team deems necessary.
  • Workgroups will be assigned in groups of 6-8 to accommodate the under 10 per gathering recommendation. This number will include the House Captain.
  • Volunteers will be assigned a check-in time, group check-ins will be staggered to allow for medical screenings, and to accommodate the small gathering requirements.
  • No volunteers will have direct contact with any homeowner at any time.
  • No volunteer will enter the resident at any time. All of the approved projects are accessibility ramps, therefore the work will be outside.
  • All ramps will be cleaned and sanitized before the workgroup leaving for the day.
  • All of these regulations are subject to change as more information is made available, including the potential to cancel or postpone the projects.

Due to the changes that are being set in place for 2020, our NRD will look different than in years past. Additionally, our volunteer force will need to accommodate. Within our smaller workgroups, we would like to ask returning volunteers and skilled builders who are willing to assist when needed.

For more information on how to volunteer, or with questions over the procedures in place, visit https://rebuildingtogethermuscatine.org/

Thank you for your understanding and overwhelming support over the years,

-RTMC Advisory Board

Exciting Times Ahead!

December 12, 2019

We recently received an exciting letter!

In it, the sender speaks of what has been in the heart of our Executive Director for several years.

It is only with the sharing of gifts, talents and treasures that Rebuilding Together Muscatine County can continue to expand it’s reach into the community.

Rebuilding Together Muscatine County is Repairing homes, revitalizing the community. and changing lives.

One home at a time.


Dear Frank:

It was great talking with you this afternoon. I have been watching with great interest the work you are doing on the former Safe Streets office and I am excited to see what happens when the Lord gives one of his servants a vision for what He can do through them to help others. I am enclosing my personal check for $1,000.00 and pray that it will encourage you to keep on keeping on. Little is much when God is in it 🙂

I hope you are able to get the house across the street …what a difference that will make to our neighborhood… one house at a time. I love your vision of one block at a time. My prayer will be that others will catch on to your vision and you will have more than enough funding as well as workers.

I pray you and family will have a blessed Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year!!!!

Name Withheld


Join us in the New Year as we continue to build safe homes in our community.

The dream is large, yes.

But we can do it.

It Just Needs Done.