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Press Release: Rebuilding Together Introduces New Non-Profit Repair Program

RTDC is Accepting Applications for the Program Year-Round

Poughkeepsie, NY – Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (RTDC), a non-profit housing organization serving Dutchess County for over 23 years, announced that they are now accepting applications for the Non-Profit Repair Program (NPRP). The new program will give local non-profit community organizations the opportunity to apply for repair services and accessibility modifications through Rebuilding Together. Organizations that focus on advocacy and community building are encouraged to apply.

The Non-profit Repair Program aims to cultivate the spirit of volunteerism and community support; the program is dedicated not only to the improvement of individual lives, but also to the improvement of quality of life for all in Dutchess County.

To learn more about the NPRP or to download an application, click here or call 845-454-7310.

Press Release: RTDC Congratulates New Program Manager

Poughkeepsie, NY – 2/4/2015 Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (RTDC) is proud to announce the promotion of Wyeth Drummond to the position of Program Manager. Wyeth has been with the local non-profit organization since 2011. He is a lifelong resident of Dutchess County with over 20 years of non-profit work experience in the mid-Hudson Valley.

In this position, Wyeth will be in charge of developing and executing all Rebuilding Together Dutchess County programs (including Rebuilding Days, The Year-Round Program, and special projects) by managing all aspects of client communication and service, construction, volunteer placement, and vendor relationships.

“Wyeth has been a key part of RTDC’s growth and success in recent years, and we are thrilled to promote him to this position,” said Christina Boryk, Executive Director.

Press Release: RTDC Awarded $4,500 in Grants

Poughkeepsie, NY – Rebuilding Together Dutchess County has received $4,500 in grants from the Community Foundation of Dutchess County and the Senator Stephen M. Saland Legacy Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley to support their home repair programs, which for 23 years, have provided cost-free home repairs to hundreds of low-income homeowners throughout Dutchess County.

Similar to Rebuilding Together’s mission to provide safe and healthy housing, The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley strives to make lasting change in their community and to make the lives of neighbors and friends healthier, happier, and more meaningful.

"These grants will go a long way in supporting Rebuilding Together of Dutchess County's mission of building stronger, more resilient communities here in Dutchess County," said Executive Director, Christina Boryk. “This will strengthen our existing programs, helping us to grow and serve more of our neighbors in need.”

Press Release: RTDC Announces Annual Volunteer Award Recipients

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - 10/29/14 - Rebuilding Together Dutchess County, a nonprofit housing organization serving Dutchess County for over 23 years, announced the 2014 recipients of their annual Volunteer of the Year and Tradesperson of the Year Awards. The awards for outstanding volunteer service will be presented to Larry Theisen and tradesperson Bruce Peter, President of Just Exteriors Plus, at Rebuilding Together’s 8th Annual Night of Comedy on November 6, 2014 at the Grandview.

The Ron Stein Volunteer of the Year Award is named after Rebuilding Together’s founding board member and recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the organization through their volunteer service. Larry Theisen has been volunteering with Rebuilding Together for over 20 years and has shown exceptional commitment to RTDC as a Home Inspector and House Captain for the past six years. “Larry is one of our most dependable house captains, he always sees the job through, no matter the size and length of the project. He is known for going above and beyond to make the homes of the individuals we serve safe, while creating a positive and enriching experience for volunteers,” said RTDC Project Coordinator, Wyeth Drummond.

The Tradesperson of the Year award recognizes an individual who has provided a high level of support or activity to Rebuilding Together through their trade or special skill. Bruce Peter, and his Just Exteriors Plus team have replaced two roofs for Rebuilding Together clients and done several other repairs requiring a skilled team in the past two years. Bruce and his team assisted Rebuilding Together again this fall with an exterior siding project for an elderly homeowner. “We are thrilled to recognize Bruce for his dedication and contributions to RTDC and the homeowners we serve.  We know we can always count on Bruce and his team to bring the homes of Dutchess County families in need back to a safe, warm, and dry environment,” said RTDC Executive Director, Christina Boryk.

To support Rebuilding Together’s 2014 volunteer award recipients at the 8th annual Night of Comedy on November 6th, please register on the organization’s website rebuildingtogetherdutchess.org or call 845-454-7310.

Press Release: RTDC Receives $5,000 Make a Difference Day Grant from Gannett Foundation

Poughkeepsie, NY - 10/16/14 Rebuilding Together Dutchess County has received a $5,000 Make a Difference Day grant to provide critical home repairs for a City of Poughkeepsie  homeowner in need. The grant comes from The Gannett Foundation, and Rebuilding Together is partnering with the Poughkeepsie Journal and the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region on the project.

On the fourth Saturday in October, millions of Americans will unite to do good for others on Make A Difference Day, a national day of service that USA WEEKEND Magazine began in 1992.  Both USA Today, publisher of USA WEEKEND Magazine, and the Poughkeepsie Journal are Gannett Companies.

On Make a Difference Day, Oct. 25, 2014, Rebuilding Together Dutchess County will partner with volunteers from the Poughkeepsie Journal and local United Way to provide home repairs for a 77-year-old City of Poughkeepsie resident who has lived in her home for more than 20 years.  The home, which has been in her family for more than 80 years, has become more difficult for her to maintain on her own. Repairs on the 1920s home are focused on keeping the elderly homeowner safe, healthy and independent, including repairing the front porch, windows, doors, gutters and foundation, painting, installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, electrical outlets and an exterior handrail for safety.

“RTDC is thrilled to receive support from the Gannett Foundation, and we look forward to working with the Poughkeepsie Journal and United Way team! Their assistance is crucial for homeowners that so desperately need help maintaining their homes,” said RTDC Executive Director Christina Boryk. “Funding for the Rebuilding Day Program preserves affordable homeownership for some of the most vulnerable residents of Dutchess County,” Boryk said. “This funding will enable Rebuilding Together to provide the repairs, energy efficiency improvements and accessibility modifications necessary for homeowners in need in our community to continue to live in the homes and neighborhoods they love and allow them to concentrate their limited resources on the other needs of their lives, such as health care, education, food, transportation and clothing.”

“We are so pleased that through the generosity of the Gannett Foundation that we at the Poughkeepsie Journal are able to support this worthwhile community effort,” said Publisher Barry Rothfeld. “We urge all residents to get involved on Make a Difference Day for the betterment of this community we call home.”

Rebuilding Together Dutchess County is accepting donations to fund future assistance programs, and to help our struggling neighbors in the Dutchess County area. For more information on Rebuilding Together Dutchess County or how you can support its community efforts, please call 845-454-7310.