Master Builder

Fall 2022

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One of these cherished community partners is Rebuilding Together Seattle (RTS). RTS is a nonprofit organization that ensures housing stability for low-income homeowners by providing free-of-charge home safety and accessibility improvements. RTS serves homeowners who are elderly, disabled, veterans, or In order to strengthen our impact, we are always looking for additional support." CALEB MARSHALL, RTS Executive Director parents as well as nonprofit facilities in need of repairs. Rebuilding Together Seattle is one of 120 Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country. Since the affiliate's inception in 1989, Rebuilding Together Seattle has restored over 2,500 homes and nonprofit facilities in the greater Seattle area, impacting countless lives in our community and promoting their vision of a safe and healthy home for every person. Today, Rebuilding Together Seattle has three thriving home repair programs: National Rebuilding Month, Team Build, and Safe at Home. This past year, RTS was able to provide 98 families with the repairs they needed to stay safe and warm in their homes. Three hundred sixty volunteers contributed 5,820 hours of work to 104 projects which totaled $253,517 of value provided to our neighbors in need. Kim Brown, a single mother of three boys living in Columbia City, was one of RTS' recipients of much-needed home repairs. After becoming overwhelmed by increased bills, Kim had to prioritize house payments and living expenses over the maintenance of her beloved home. Soon, Kim found herself without a working shower, a clogged kitchen sink, an overgrown backyard, and nonfunctioning windows. "At first, I was embarrassed and ashamed to have them see my house was in such disarray," COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT Together We Can Make a Greater Impact H ere, at the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS), we are committed to building homes, businesses, and better communities. Driven by our mission, MBAKS works to ensure all people can attain housing. And we value our community partners who share the same values. 58 master BUILDER | FALL 2022 COMMUNITY

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