Dynalectric Colorado, an RTMD supporter since 2011, raised a record amount of $10,558 in today’s 4th annual charity fundraiser golf tournament at Fossil Trace Golf Club in Golden, CO. Dynalectric, one of the state’s elite established electrical contractors, selected Rebuilding Together as a partner and beneficiary of their annual tournament because of the direct impact our mission has on the metro communities the company serves. Their expertise, partnered with others in the architecture, construction, and engineering trades also generates thousands of dollars of in-kind support for the organization on an annual basis.
“Selecting a charitable partner can be challenging for a business with so many important missions to serve,” says Craig Clark, President & CEO. “We know we have made the right choice in selecting RTMD given their great stewardship of these raised funds. They serve hundreds of low-income homeowners throughout our region every year making critical repairs that make a true difference in so many lives.”
Karen Mueller, Dynalectric Preconstruction & Marketing Director and golf event organizer, presented Kathryn Arbour, President & CEO of Rebuilding Together Metro Denver, with the check. Chris Magyar, Chair of the Board of Directors, thanked everyone for their support. Awards for longest shot, closest putt, and highest and lowest team scores made for a fun ending to a great day of golf!
The Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers and Homeowners we serve offer our deepest gratitude to the team at Dynalectric and all the many sponsors and companies that made the event spectacular.
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A ten-mile radius in North Park Hill vibrated with the sounds of hammers, saws and laughing teenage voices. Rebuilding Together Metro Denver hosted nearly 50 youth and their adult chaperones for the week as they brought their skills, energy and big hearts to Denver for their mission week. Because of the skill levels of some of the youth and adults, this group tackled work that is not typical for many of the groups who volunteer. In addition to replacing a roof, the teams fanned out to replace ceilings and make wall repairs, add gutters, install safety upgrades to bathrooms, repair plumbing problems and rebuild fences. Six homeowners and their families benefitted from work that otherwise may have taken months for RTMD to address without so many skilled hands available.
“These young people are committed to community service and wait all year for this big mission week,” explained Ed Stallworth, minister and leader of the group. “We chose Denver this year for a lot of reasons, but mostly because I have roots here; I was raised in a nearby neighborhood. It feels so great to be able to give back.” And, there was reward awaiting them at the end of the long and hard week, apart from the satisfaction of knowing how much help they had offered to so many. They packed into their vans and headed over to Estes Park on Friday and played hard all day, riding horses and discovering some of Colorado’s best.
Robert Frost is known famously for having said about life, “I can sum it up in three words. It goes on.” And on we all go, but changed somehow in a very deep way having shared a week of serious work helping those who need us most in our community.
Take a look at the piece Fox 31 News did on Thursday after coming out to one of the homes and spending time with the team and homeowner.
Rebuilding Together Metro Denver is hosting a terrific work group next week from South Carolina. Ed Stallworth brings his Youth Ministry Group from the Simpsonville United Methodist Church to Denver to put some skills and hard work into the rehabilitation of six homes in the North Park Hill neighborhood. “Every summer we go on the road to communities all over the country, bringing our skills and desire to help restore communities,” Ed said during these months of discussion and preparation. He and Samantha Smith, our Client & Projects Coordinator, viewed the properties last month when Ed came into town to be sure all the final details were coming together. He and his team of 40 young folks and chaperones pack up their vans today and head west first thing Saturday morning and roll into Denver Sunday late day. Our RTMD team will meet them for a rally and conversation Sunday evening to get everyone excited about the homeowners and projects on the docket. Work begins bright and early Monday morning, June 16, 2014. RTMD’s corps of skilled volunteers will be joining the work groups to ensure that some heavy lifting gets done throughout the week. Work actually includes replacing a roof, work typically not done by Rebuilding Together, but on the insured list of activities the UMC folks take on every year. “We are just so lucky to have been chosen by Simpsonville UMC,” said RTMD’s CEO, Kathryn Arbour. It is not often we host work groups outside of Colorado, much less a group like this with the specific skill sets we need to make a dent in our work to make homes safe and healthy. Follow us on Facebook over the next week to see photos of work in progress and to learn more about the folks we are helping and the great team members sharing their goodness with us here in Denver.