Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Blog
Homes without proper fire prevention measures are at a high risk of fire outbreaks. This especially affects low-income individuals in California who struggle to put measures in place against fire risks.
There are certain businesses in the world that are more successful than others. But, what is it that separates them from the rest?
Did you know that August is “National Make a Will Month”? RTSV is here to remind you of the importance of drafting or updating your will to ensure your final wishes come to fruition.
Paint the Town Green Fundraiser 2021
Paint the Town Green With Us!
Paint the Town returns with a new twist.
Save the date for Thursday, September 16th at 6pm for Paint the Town Green!
In honor of our 30th anniversary, all of us at Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley decided to put a new twist on our annual fundraiser: Paint the Town, Green! Green is the traditional color associated with celebrating a 30th anniversary and at RTSV, green is the color of our [Re]Builders because it symbolizes our work in bringing new growth to our communities by supporting them with safety and critical repairs.
Help Us Host Paint The Town 2021
Become an underwriter for our 30th anniversary!
Our 30th anniversary celebration and annual fundraiser, Paint the Town Green, is coming up and we couldn’t be more thankful to all of our wonderful underwriters who have already committed their support. Thanks to your support, our team can work on securing the resources needed for safety and critical home repairs for our most vulnerable neighbors in need.
Shh…Paint The Town Green VIPs Only!
Attend Paint the Town Green With VIP Status
Don’t forget about Paint the Town Green on Thursday, September 16th! We’ve been celebrating RTSV’s accomplishments all year, but we hope that you join us for Paint the Town Green so that we can celebrate with you! Not only that, but the latest way we’re celebrating 30 years of RTSV is with the launch of our exclusive 30th Anniversary VIP Package!
RTSV’s 30 for 30
As we celebrate 30 years of commitment to the community, we are taking a look at the stories and people that make RTSV special.
Meet Lam and Chay Phillip, Flood Survivors.
At this point, RTSV had been out to Golden Wheel Mobile Home Park to assess the damage, brought Bank of America and Google together to sponsor the repairs, and worked to build trust with the residents by communicating through interpreters.
Flood survivors taught RTSV how to listen.
After RTSV became involved with repairing Golden Wheel Mobile Home Park, we needed to secure resources and funding to get our work started. After assessing the damage in the park, our technicians reported that 40 homes in the park needed repair work and since many of the homeowners did not have flood insurance, they were not going to be able to afford repairs on their own.
A look into how the flood in 2017 affected mobile homes.
Back in 2017, Executive Director Deanne Everton was on a hike with a friend around Lake Anderson in Morgan Hill and was struck by the amount of water rushing out of an irrigation pipe into Coyote Creek. She recalls that “It was as if someone turned on a faucet at full speed…” and was so striking that many people came to see the pipe while she was there. “No one could have predicted how that much water would affect the communities laid along Coyote Creek,” she added.
RTSV and NetApp Build Desks for Children of Essential Workers
The world looks a bit different now as vaccinations have become easier to schedule and mask mandates are changing. We’re moving in the right direction to a more positive place than we all were not even a year ago and when we look back at how far we’ve come, it becomes clear that our community is not afraid of challenges and stepping up to help support the people who need it most.
Meet Your Neighbor, Neal!
Have you said hello yet?
May is Affordable Housing Month as well as Jewish Heritage Month and as an organization that embraces all of our neighbors, we want to celebrate with the story of Neal, a member of our community whom we met during Fall 2020 Rebuilding Day.
Let’s Go Back to the Beginning! Welcome to our first RTSV’s 30 for 30 Blog Post.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley’s life changing work. We began in 1991 as an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, originally known as Christmas in April which started in 1973 when a small group of women in construction in Midland, Texas, realized a growing need in their community for repairs of homes that had fallen into despair.