Safe At Home Monthly Volunteering Returns
Safe at Home is Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley’s flagship monthly volunteer program, designed by our Construction Services team to work alongside groups of volunteers at the homes of our neighbors in need. Central to our vision of a safe and healthy home for everyone, Safe at Home addresses home repair and maintenance issues that may otherwise present a safety risk or that limit access to or within the home. Prior to all repairs, a qualified staff member performs an onsite needs-based assessment to identify potential home repair and maintenance tasks primarily focused on, but not limited to:
- Fall Prevention
- Aging In Place
- Weatherization/Energy Efficiency
- Home & Fire Safety
When shelter in place orders were enacted in 2020, RTSV halted our Safe at Home volunteer program in order to prioritize the health and safety of our neighbors in need. Our Safe at Home volunteers insisted on returning as RTSV saw that the need for critical home repairs grew as our most vulnerable community members needed to safely shelter in place in their homes. While the need for Safe at Home was always there, RTSV waited until we were confident that our volunteers could safely come back.
The county began rolling out vaccines and as the number of vaccinated people rose day by day, it seemed as though Covid-19 would become a distant memory. Unfortunately, this proved not to be the case as we are still dealing with the pandemic, but even while we continued to face this challenge, RTSV found that our community was hungrier than ever to get back into the field and make a difference. Thanks to your support and commitment to safe homes and communities for everyone, we were able to bring the volunteer aspect of Safe at Home back!
This past summer, we re-launched the volunteer aspect of Safe at Home, and our monthly volunteers join us every 3rd Thursday to complete repairs for our neighbors in need. While we celebrated the return of our volunteers, we mourned the loss of some of our most tried and true. This coming Rebuilding Day, we’ll be remembering Ellen Hill, Don Snyder, and Pat Hamm–all key leaders, and so much more, of our long-standing volunteer Dream Team.
If you would like more information about volunteering for Safe At Home, click here!
At Rebuilding Together – Silicon Valley, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home, so we help provide critical home repairs to over 600 clients per year, including to those who are aging in place. We rely on generous donations—like those on Giving Tuesday—to continue our essential work and the positive impact we have in these communities.
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