Hunton Andrews Kurth, JLL, Gensler & HITT
Last Friday, November 8th, a group of volunteers from Hunton Andrews Kurth, JLL, Gensler & HITT came together for a fall She Builds and worked on a woman-led home in Rockville, MD. Despite the cold weather, volunteers worked throughout the raking leaves, cutting bamboo, cleaning out the inside of the home, painting walls, and changing smoke detectors. We are thankful to have had such a wonderful group of volunteers for their hard work. For more photos from the project, please check out our Facebook page.
On Tuesday, June 11th, 17 volunteers from JBG Smith arrived at a home in Rockville to collectively make improvements to ensure the homeowners have a safe and healthy home. Volunteers began the morning by dividing into groups and taking on tasks such as painting the living room, bedroom, shutters, and storm door, installing a barn-style privacy door, installing a grab bar in the bathroom, completing fencing repairs, rebuilding flower beds, and making repairs to the accessibility ramp. After the completion of the given tasks, the homeowners were very satisfied and grateful! Thank you to JBG Smith volunteers for choosing RTMC to complete their Annual Day of Giving! For more photos from the project, please check out our Facebook page.
ABC takes on She Builds
In partnership with Women Building Washington Group of ABC Metro Washington Chapter, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County hosted our annual She Builds event on March 8, 2019, which was a huge success! She Builds took place on International Women’s Day and was strategically planned around 2019 Women in Construction Week.We had 40 volunteers working on one project site and completing tasks such as debris clean-up, cleaning & painting walls, replacing a toilet, faucets & shower heads, and completing plumbing work. The staff at RTMC wants to give a huge THANK YOU to Women Building Washington Group of ABC Metro Washington Chapter for your incredible partnership as well as the following companies for going above and beyond with donating materials to help make She Builds a success: Altimate Electric, Inc., C.J. Coakley, Donohoe Construction Company, Ferguson, Selective Hauling, LLC, Sentral Services, Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. and Sherwin-Williams. For more photos from the project, please check out our Facebook page.
This past Wednesday (November 14th) a group of volunteers from Congressional Bank came together to work on a veteran’s home in Silver Spring, MD! Despite the cold weather, volunteers worked throughout the day completing landscaping tasks, adding installations, replacing doors, and removing carpet. We are thankful for their partnership! For more photos from the project day, please check out our Facebook page.
On Friday, October 5th, 20 volunteers from MedStar Montgomery Medical Center descended upon one of Housing Unlimited Inc’s group homes in Rockville to collectively make improvements to the home and ensure the residents have a safe and healthy home. Volunteers began the morning by dividing into groups and taking on tasks such as painting the hallways and doors, deep cleaning the kitchen, washing interior and exterior windows, rebuilding window boxes, and landscaping the front and backyard. The group moved quickly and was able to complete their assigned tasks before the day was complete. Thank you to the MedStar Montgomery Medical Center’s hard working volunteers for completing this successful project! For more photos from the project day, please check out our Facebook page.
With support from our National Office, RTMC was able to receive funding from USAA to work on the home of a low-income veteran homeowner in Montgomery County. Through this funding opportunity, our volunteer handymen were able to come together and work on a veteran’s home in Silver Spring, MD. With repairs nearly complete, our client will be able to enjoy the holidays in a safer and healthier home. To view more photos from our corporate volunteer days and other events, please visit our Facebook page.
Last Thursday, December 14th, a group of volunteers from Wells Fargo came together to work on the Rebuilding Together Montgomery County warehouse in Rockville, MD. Despite the freezing temperatures and recent snowfall, volunteers worked throughout the day organizing materials and cleaning up the warehouse. We are thankful to have had such an eager, and fun, group that helped us prepare for our two major events in March and April.
The Donaldson Group
Last Wednesday, a brave group from The Donaldson Group made their way to Takoma Park to work on the home of Ms. Mills, despite the cold weather. The volunteers quickly got to work inside and out, by clearing debris, painting, and renovating a bathroom. Ms. Mills worked alongside the group of volunteers and was astonished by work that was completed by the end of the day. Thanks to The Donaldson Group, Ms. Mills is now able to reside in a safer, healthier, and happier home for years to come. For more photos from the project day, please check out our Facebook page.
Kelley Drye & Freddie Mac
On Saturday, October 28th, over 20 volunteers came together to work on the home of a RTMC client in Bethesda, MD. Volunteers wasted no time as they began hauling clutter and debris to the street, while others worked on cleaning and stripping the flooring in the kitchen. Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, our client felt safer, happier, and healthier at the end of the day. For more photos from the project, please check out our Facebook page.
HSBC and Residential One
Just a few weeks ago, HSBC employees enlisted the support of Residential One employees to come together and work on Mrs. Cohan’s home in Wheaton. Mrs. Cohan has been a long time resident of the area, and is very active in her neighborhood. Unfortunately, with no family in the immediate area and limited resources available, Mrs. Cohan was in need of a handful of repairs in her home.The team of HSBC and Residential One volunteers got straight to work on Wednesday, October 11th, and began painting the interior of her home, landscaping the exterior, repairing concrete walkways and patios, replacing window blinds, and making repairs in the bathroom. The team was so eager that they were even able to replace a storm door in the rear of the home, and install a new front door for Mrs. Cohan.Thanks to HSBC and Residential One volunteers, we were able to provide Mrs. Cohan with a safer and healthier home to live in, giving comfort to the rest of her family that is many miles away. For more photos from the project, please visit our Facebook page.
Lerch Early Brewer
On Saturday, September 23rd, over 20 volunteers from Lerch Early Brewer descended upon Mr. and Mrs. Carter’s home in Rockville to collectively make improvements to their home and ensure they have a safe and healthy home. Volunteers began the morning by dividing into groups and taking on tasks such has painting the living and dining room, stripping and re-painting their front porch and rails, refinishing their back deck, and landscaping their front yard. The group moved quickly and was able to complete their assigned tasks before the day was complete. Lerch Early Brewer’s commitment to the community allowed RTMC to make additional repairs such as installing a new kitchen faucet and supply lines, troubleshooting the rafter framing, and installing adequate fire prevention equipment.Thanks to the Lerch Early Brewer team, and the hard working volunteers, the Carters and their grandchildren now will be able to reside in a safer, healthier, and happier home for years to come. For more photos from the project day, please check out our Facebook page.
JBG Smith Cares – A Hero’s at Home Project
Earlier this month, RTMC partnered with JBG Smith and Sears to work on our annual Hero’s at Home Project. JBG Smith employee’s came out on a beautiful September morning to work on the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cox. Mr. Cox, is an army veteran, having served during World War II. He and his wife are now elderly and are both in declining health. Because of this, they were not able to complete critical repairs in their home. With their children’s help, they reached out to RTMC to ask for help in making repairs so they could continue to live in their home and age in place. The support provided from JBG Smith and Sears allowed for the home to be transformed by resolving the Cox’s plumbing issues, fixing their roof, providing repairs to the interior walls of the home, fixing door frames and steps, and cleaning up the exterior of their home. The Cox’s children joined the JBG Smith volunteers on the day of service to assist in making these repairs.