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Rebuilding Together is responding to a crisis in our country – the shrinking availability of affordable housing stock and the growing number of people who, because of age, disability or lack of resources, live in dilapidated, inefficient or inaccessible housing.
Rebuilding Together Sacramento is a local affiliate that is dedicated to preserving homes and neighborhoods by providing free home repairs for low-income homeowners through our Rebuild Events, Safe at Home and Home Energy Conservation programs. Safe at Home services are also available for a fee to those who do not meet the income requirements. For more information, visit our Home Improvement Services page.
Home is Where the Heart Is…
24 Hours to Give on the BIG Day of Giving – May 3 + 4, 2016
Due to the many technical difficulties today on the BIG Day of Giving website, this giving event has been extended to 3 p.m. on May 4 with one BIG change! Now donors can donate directly on our website! (Please do not use the BIG Day of Giving website.)
CLICK HERE FOR DONATION PAGE. (Then, click on the green Donate Now button.)
Watch our Facebook page on May 4 for announcements on our incentive prizes for donors!
Please share this new update with your friends, like and share our Facebook posts and help us reach our goal of raising $10,000!
The BIG Day of Giving is a giving challenge in the Sacramento region to support nearly 600 participating non-profits and is sponsored by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, the Placer Community Foundation, and the Yolo Community Foundation. Sneak peak alert on our prizes:
- Four tickets to a Sacramento RiverCats game (donated by Sacramento RiverCats)
- Four tickets to a Sacramento Republics game (donated by Teichert Readymix)
- Baskets of prize-winning jam from Carl’s Jam Works! (donated by Carl Hammer, maker of Carl’s Jam Works!)
- Two tickets to the California Musical Theatre in downtown Sacramento (donated by HMS Law Group, Inc.)
- Six bottles of choice wines hand picked by one of our Board members who has good taste! (donated by Rob Webb, Board member of Rebuilding Together Sacramento)
- Wines are: Serafina Pino Grigio 2015, Eye Sky Chardonnary 2013, Medlock Ames Chardonnary 2013, Kunde’s Bob’s Red 2010, Gen 5 Merlot 2010, Serafina Barbera 2012)
- Four movie passes to any Cinemark Theatre (donated by Carrie Grip, executive director of Rebuilding Together Sacramento)
- Two tickets to the B Street Theatre in downtown Sacramento (donated by Jennifer Rubin, Board member of Rebuilding Together Sacramento)
- …and the original beautiful painting “Home is Where the Heart Is…” painted and donated by Nancy Eddinger, one of our Board members (see the painting above)
Help us rebuild communities…one home at a time.
Energize Colonial Heights is a first-time event hosted by CivicSpark volunteers working with Rebuilding Together Sacramento, SMUD, and the Sacramento Association of Realtors. CivicSpark is an AmeriCorps program, which strives to raise awareness and build capacity for the environmental issues that California faces. This event on Saturday, May 14 is an opportunity to help low-income families in the Colonial Heights neighborhood in Sacramento lower their monthly energy bill and have a more energy-efficient home. Volunteers are needed! Volunteers can help with registration, set up/clean up, house volunteers, and house captains for each house. Volunteers will complete basic upgrades to increase home energy efficiency including weather stripping, caulking, LED lighting installation, and some miscellaneous repairs. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and a healthy lunch and plenty of water.
To volunteer for this fun event, click here. What part will you play? Many small actions bring a brighter future.
Carl’s Prize-Winning Jam Available
100% of Your Donation Supports Rebuilding Together
Looking for a great gift while giving to a great cause? Pick up some jam from Carl’s Jam Works, made by one of our Safe at Home volunteers. Plus, Carl won first place for his jam at last summer’s California State Fair! We have many delicious flavors; suggested donation is $6 a jar, three jars for $15, and 12 jars for $60 and all proceeds go to Rebuilding Together to support keeping low-income homeowners in Sacramento and El Dorado Counties safe and healthy in their homes.
Call our office (916) 451-1880 to make arrangements to pick up some jam!
Home Improvement Programs
Safe at Home Program Available in Parts of El Dorado County
Rebuilding Together Sacramento offers many programs at no cost to low-income homeowners who live in Sacramento or El Dorado counties. We require an application and proof of income to receive our no cost services. If you don’t meet the income guidelines as noted on the application for the free services, please read about our Fee for Service program. For more information, visit our Home Improvement Services page.
Please submit a completed application either by mail or by fax. Please mail to: Rebuilding Together Sacramento, P.O. Box 255584, Sacramento, CA 95825. Our fax number is: 916-731-7077.
Comments from our Homeowners
Thank you so much for the great services you provided for me! After a week in ICU and 3 weeks in Rehab, I returned home...but I could not have remained at home without Rebuilding Together. The ramp that your volunteers installed was just what I needed to be able to enter and exit my house. And then, to become independent, grab bars were installed in my shower. (I no longer needed someone to help me shower!)
It's amazing that, after referring others to you, I was in need of your help. Thank you so much and please extend my gratitude to your staff and volunteers.
I am now walking on my own and can use the steps. And I am back at work!
Sister Jeanne Felion
Homeowner TipsFall Prevention Tip: The installation of grab bars can reduce falls by 50%. Call Rebuilding Together today to schedule an installation appointment.