Another job well done on a ramp for a client, thank you for your support Shenandoah Valley Builders Association!
A huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Harrisonburg for sponsoring Rebuilding Together in their 2015 Golf Tournament!
We can't thank you enough for the support and the opportunity to come and speak with your membership this past Monday.
Anyone up for a game of golf or to sponsor the tournament and support three great causes in our local community please e-mail
Rebuilding Together Harrisonburg Rockingham could not do what we do if it were not for the support of the Harrisonburg and Rockingham United Way. Check out our new campaign video for 2014 and we encourage you to consider giving a gift to the United Way!
In the video you will see some clips of a recent Rebuilding Together Project with one of our faithful volunteers A-Able Plumbing and our President Brad Moyers of Clark and Bradshaw.
Rebuilding Together received an application from a former client who is a quadriplegic. Several years ago we were fortunate to have the Harrisonburg Fire Department install an accessible shower and this client reached out to us recently in need of removing an overgrown tree as the roots are starting to impact the foundation of his home.
Are there any volunteer groups that have the equipment and time to tackle a tree of this size? If so call Pete Laver 540-421-7447 or e-mail Pete@FunkhouserGroup.com.
Above are pictures of the site.
1. Trunk of the tree
2. Cracks in the foundation near the tree
3. Long view of the tree and the house
Thanks in advance for your support!
This particular client struggled to get to their doctors appointments because their wheelchair did not fit through their narrow doorway. Thanks to our friends at Nielsen and Cargill a wider 36" door, a larger platform, and an easier ramp was installed.
For some people the simple act of using a sink can be an extreme challenge. Thanks to our awesome volunteers, supporters, and their collaborative effort one of our deserving Rockingham County clients is experiencing a higher quality of life:
Mountain Grove Church of the Brethren – Labor & Sponsor
A-Able Plumbing, Inc - Labor & used Refrigerator
May Supply - Counter Top & Sink
Central Valley Truss – Nails & Lumber
Upland Case Works – Back splashes
Ferguson – Touch Less Sensor Faucet
Thank You For Making A Difference!
Is is always nice to have local volunteer giving back to our community. This past weekend we had a visiting group from Capitol Hill Presbyterian assisting three of our client projects. They completed a ramp/walkway at one home, under skirting was installed on another, and a roof was repaired and drywall hung inside on the third home. The drywall compound did not cure sufficiently for them to paint the ceiling before departing on Sunday so one of our local volunteer groups will be taking it from there. What Great Team Work Miles Apart...Making A Difference!
Aaron, a client of Rebuilding Together is proud and happy to be able to continue living in his Harrisonburg home with his teenage son. At 63 and paralyzed on much of his left side, Aaron simply needed a bit of assistance to continue living there. His home in Rockingham County had a shower and tub which were neither accessible nor safe. Like dozens of folks in the central Shenandoah Valley, Aaron asked Rebuilding Together Harrisonburg/Rockingham (RTHR) if it could help. RTHR board members visited Aaron, verified his eligibility, documented his needs, and coordinated repairs with a team of volunteers from Harrisonburg Baptist Church and South Boston United Methodist Church. The project resulted in a remodeled bath with new shower, commode and floor, and wheel chair accessibility to his entire deck. Click here to read more in the April 11th, 2014 edition of the Daily News Record's SEASON PLUS.
This project was needed to help a homeowner navigate in and out of their home safely and easier. Dayton Church of the Brethren stepped up to take on this project by widening the porch floor, modifying the steps, and installed a hand rail.