News & Media

Rebuilding and Uplifting the Community

—San Jose Mercury News, March 31, 2019

Helping each other and helping communities packs a big punch when muscle, enthusiasm and generous donations come together.

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Rebuilding Year Round

—Campbell Express / Duncan Cook, March 27, 2019

I drive past the many warehouses and business buildings along McGlincy Lane looking for the rare residential unit for the story. The tell-tale sign of the big, white Rebuilding Together van in the driveway indicates that I have arrived.

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Rebuilding Day September 2018

GMH Today, December 2018-Jan 2019 Edition

Saturday, October 2 7 was a day to be proud of the great communities we live in.

On that day, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley set out to trans­from twenty-one homes and three nonprofits. Over 700 volunteers stepped up and made our valley a better place to be.

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Rotary cleans up with Rebuilding Together

—San Jose Mercury News, November 4, 2018

Members of the Rotary Club of Cupertino on Oct. 27 put a new coat of paint on Dante Mostaan’s home in San Jose’s Cambrian neighborhood. But the volunteers did a lot more than that.

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Hundreds of volunteers repair homes of low-income, disabled Silicon Valley residents for ‘Rebuilding Day’

—San Jose Mercury News, October 27, 2018

SAN JOSE — Marco Lopez was once a very active family man who worked long hours and kept up the home he purchased with his wife Lois in 1984, making small repairs and improvements himself. But after several foot surgeries and back pain left him with limited mobility, Lopez saw the house fall apart.

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Silicon Valley Mechanical and Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Give Home a Makeover

—The Silicon Valley Voice, August 11, 2018

On Aug. 4, a house with Santa Clara’s Housing Choices at the De La Cruz Cooperative ( was bustling with activity. Workers held on to their construction tools and sported jeans and turquoise shirts, unifying them as the volunteers giving the house a makeover.

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Caring and repairing: Rebuilding Together is building bonds and bridges

—, July 18, 2018

Is there a more fundamentally American ritual than the barn-raising?
People banding together to help a neighbor in need is part of the American story that we never get tired of hearing. But in contemporary times, there aren’t a lot of barns to be built or neighbors who heed the call to pitch in.

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UCB and Rebuilding Together Help Fragility Fracture Patient Stay at Home

—, June 11, 2018

Last month, UCB teamed up with Rebuilding Together®Silicon Valley, a non-profit organization committed to repairing homes for older Americans or people living with disabilities who are physically and financially unable to maintain safe living conditions.

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Santa Clara Senior’s Home Gets a Facelift Thanks to Rebuilding Together

—The Silicon Valley Voice, May 30, 2018

Many hands do, indeed, make light work. Long-time Santa Clara resident Mieke Endeman, 87, is thrilled at the free facelift her home got May 18, all thanks to Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley (RTSV) and 12 friendly, energetic volunteers from a Wells Fargo downtown San Jose mortgage team.

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Cobham Rebuilding Day Fall 2017

—YouTube, November 13, 2017

Organization helping South Bay residents rebuild flood damaged homes

—ABC 7 News, October 30, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — Dozens of South Bay homes damaged by February’s torrential rain and flooding are getting patched up thanks to volunteers.

ABC7 was at Golden Wheel Mobile Home Park in San Jose where an army of helping hands hammered patched and painted.

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San Jose flood survivors, low-income homeowners get long-awaited home repairs

—San Jose Mercury News, October 28, 2017

SAN JOSE — For eight months after the Coyote Creek flood devastated their home in the Golden Wheel Mobile Home Park — forcing them to temporarily evacuate to a Milpitas hotel with their Siamese cat for nine days — Donna and Greg Poen struggled to pick up the pieces.

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Good Deed for a Navy Veteran

—San Jose Mercury News, September 30, 2017

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley volunteers descended on the San Jose home of 95-year-old Navy veteran John Bonfilio to perform needed repairs on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. RTSV teamed up with Sears’ Heroes at Home program to build new stairs, paint and take care of other home improvement needs.

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49ers give makeover to Morgan Autism Center’s new home

—San Jose Mercury News, June 21, 2017

About 150 volunteers from the 49ers staff teamed up with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley on Wednesday to provide an outdoor makeover for the Morgan Autism Center’s new home in San Jose. But for former 49ers linebacker Lee Woodall and his wife, Terri, it meant a lot more than just a good deed.

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Community shows it cares with service projects around town

—San Jose Mercury News, April 27, 2017

People looking to make a difference through community service took to parks, schools and public places around the city this past weekend to lend a helping hand.

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Letter to the Editor(PDF)

—Campbell Express, April 26, 2017

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Volunteers help San Jose couple repair mobile home damaged by storm

—ABC 7 News, April 12, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — A San Jose couple whose home was severely damaged by the Coyote Creek flooding is getting help from volunteers Wednesday who are working to help them make repairs.

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