We completed 82 sites - 72 homes and 10 nonprofit facilities
We had a total of 792 volunteers who worked a total of 4,789 hours
We served 156 families/individuals who fell into one or more of these categories:
65 and older - 25%
19-64 years - 49%
Children under 19 - 25%
Average age of homeowner - 60
Average years in home - 20
Disabled - 49%
Average annual income - $21,000
Since our inception in 2003 we have completed 469 projects and served 871 people.
Rebuilding Together celebrates 10 years, makes presentation to Clifton Park town board
Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013
By GLENN GRIFFITH
CLIFTON PARK — A well-known, all-volunteer home repair organization in Saratoga County is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of helping county home owners with renovations. Director Michelle Larkin is proud of the accomplishments of her organization, Rebuilding Together Saratoga County. She wants more people to hear of the group's success and learn what it has to offer. Larkin's group of volunteers helps county residents who are elderly, disabled, veterans, or families in need, with home repairs at no cost. The labor is done by volunteers and the organization funds the materials. The only requirements are that the recipients be homeowners living in Saratoga County and fit within the group's financial need category.
Celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through community service
Monday, January 21, 2013
By JENNIE GREY
SARATOGA SPRINGS — There are as many ways to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as there are lives he touched. In Saratoga County, the MLK Jr. Day Planning Committee has moved from a program commemorating his legacy to a project that puts his beliefs into action. "We had more volunteers than projects this year," Saratoga County Supervisor Joanne Yepsen said. "It's a wonderful symbol of community; it shows that volunteerism is the fabric of our community." Monday's event, "Empowering Our Spirits to Build Community," was one local part of the National Day of Service, which President Barack Obama started for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2009. As the presidential inauguration broadcast on televisions across the city, the celebration's committee and its supporters also were hard at work for the future.
RTSC Supports Saratoga Center for the Family on MLK Day
Somehow saying thank you just doesn't seem to be enough. Thank you so much for a great project day yesterday. Our conference room is so clean and professional looking. That room hadn't been touched since we moved in several years ago and with budget constraints, it probably would have been several more years before we could even think about it.
Our kitchen is as clean as a whistle and that too hadn't been touched since we moved in. What an amazing crew of people who volunteered their time and talents yesterday. I really am overwhelmed with such generosity. In the world of a non-profit budget, cleaning, painting, furniture and nice things aren't included as all of our resources go to the children and families we serve and fulfilling our mission. Please extend my heartfelt thanks to Rebuilding Together and to each and every one who gave of their time yesterday. We are truly grateful.
Saratoga Center for the Family
2012 Annual Video with Homeowner's Testamonial
Please enjoy our 2012 Annual Video that highlights the year and records some our homeowner's thoughts. We thank Kim Smithgall, Tom Robinson and Bonnie Minick for their continued support in producing these videos year after year. We appreciate their outstanding talents and skills!