The annual signature event of Rebuilding Together, brings volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners. Through in-kind labor and donated materials, Rebuilding Together Dayton is able to expand every dollar raised into $4.
Rebuilding Together Dayton provides home rehabilitation for low-income Dayton homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled, so they may live in warmth, safety and independence. Since it’s creation in 1996, they have repaired over 900 homes in neighborhoods across the city .
Rebuilding Day applicants must own their own homes in the City of Dayton and have a combined household income of less than 80% of the area median income. Preference is given to homeowners who are elderly and/or disabled and have lived in their homes for a minimum of 10 years. The 2008 recipients’ average income was 34% of median (around $14,000 annually) and average time in their home was 30 years. Nominations are often made by neighborhood groups, churches, neighborhood development corporations, city housing inspectors, priority boards as well as individuals.
TOP 10 reasons to volunteer for REBUILDING TOGETHER DAYTON
|10.||Take Action and Make an Impact – It beats being a couch potato. Get out of the house and be a part of what is happening in your city. Get in tune with your own skills and talents without someone telling you what they are. You have a voice and it needs to be heard. No one listens to the guy on the sidelines.|
|9.||Food – Who says there’s no free lunch? Not us! We serve free lunches to everyone who volunteers. And if you’re lucky, your volunteer coordinator just might bring donuts for breakfast.|
|8.||Leadership – Gain leadership skills and be the boss of your own community service project. Build a sense of responsibility.|
|7.||Experience – Community service looks great on applications and resumes. Get “real world” experience right in your own backyard.|
|6.||Guilt – Hey, is there anything wrong with a little soul cleansing? Besides, if you don’t do it, who will?|
|5.||IT’S FUN!! Need we say more? Didn’t think so!|
|4.||Friends – Meet new and interesting people. Who knows who you might meet?|
|3.||Adventure – Go to new places. Learn a new skill. Get a little dirty!|
|2.||New Wardrobe – Well, okay, it’s just a free T-shirt – but it’s COOL!|
|1.||And the No. 1 Reason — IT’S FREE!! – Volunteer on Rebuilding Day and you can have a great time at no cost to you!
Ready to volunteer? Click here or call Amy at 229-4893.