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Transforming Lives and Neighborhoods: Rebuilding Together Sacramento's Bonnie Patterson Shares How.

April 17, 2024 The Non Profit Podcast Network
Transforming Lives and Neighborhoods: Rebuilding Together Sacramento's Bonnie Patterson Shares How.
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Transforming Lives and Neighborhoods: Rebuilding Together Sacramento's Bonnie Patterson Shares How.
Apr 17, 2024
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Listen in as Executive Director Bonnie Patterson from Rebuilding Together Sacramento joins me to share the incredible story of how a modest volunteer initiative blossomed into a robust nonprofit organization, touching countless lives along the way. With a legacy that began as "Christmas in April", the group now offers a plethora of programs aimed at aiding low-income homeowners. Their mission? To ensure older adults and individuals with disabilities can live safely and independently in their own homes. Bonnie paints a vivid picture of the transformation led by her predecessor, Carrie Gritt, whose 23-year tenure laid a strong foundation for the organization's critical repair and "Safe at Home" programs.During our engaging conversation, Bonnie highlights the synergy between "Rebuilding Together Sacramento" and other home-focused organizations, like "Habitat for Humanity," underscoring their unique contributions to community service. We unpack the vital collaborations that amplify the impact of home repair services for communities of color, and the inclusive strategies employed to break down language barriers and foster trust. Discover how these alliances are fortified by the support of local real estate associations and ethnic chambers, and learn about the accessible application process that ensures these valuable services reach the homeowners who need them most.We'll close by exploring the behind-the-scenes intricacies of funding and volunteer mobilization that keep community-based organizations like Rebuilding Together Sacramento thriving. The spirit of volunteerism shines through stories of neighborhood revitalization and the touching tale of a project that transformed the home of a deserving senior. We acknowledge the challenges of maintaining volunteer engagement, especially post-pandemic, and discuss innovative solutions to attract new participants. Our discussion culminates in a celebration of the community's support for seniors and the construction industry's role in fostering neighborhood camaraderie and engagement through visible projects.To learn more about Rebuilding Together Sacramento visit www.rebuildingtogethersacramento.orgSpecial thanks to our three “Founding” sponsors for helping to support a weekly cadence of the program. Please give them consideration if you should have a need in their area of expertise. They are:CAPTRUST: Fiduciary advice for endowments and foundations.www.captrust.com/sacramentoRSE, Inc: Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations www.RS-E.comWestern Health Advantage: Providing a health plan for you. www.westernhealth.com
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Listen in as Executive Director Bonnie Patterson from Rebuilding Together Sacramento joins me to share the incredible story of how a modest volunteer initiative blossomed into a robust nonprofit organization, touching countless lives along the way. With a legacy that began as "Christmas in April", the group now offers a plethora of programs aimed at aiding low-income homeowners. Their mission? To ensure older adults and individuals with disabilities can live safely and independently in their own homes. Bonnie paints a vivid picture of the transformation led by her predecessor, Carrie Gritt, whose 23-year tenure laid a strong foundation for the organization's critical repair and "Safe at Home" programs.During our engaging conversation, Bonnie highlights the synergy between "Rebuilding Together Sacramento" and other home-focused organizations, like "Habitat for Humanity," underscoring their unique contributions to community service. We unpack the vital collaborations that amplify the impact of home repair services for communities of color, and the inclusive strategies employed to break down language barriers and foster trust. Discover how these alliances are fortified by the support of local real estate associations and ethnic chambers, and learn about the accessible application process that ensures these valuable services reach the homeowners who need them most.We'll close by exploring the behind-the-scenes intricacies of funding and volunteer mobilization that keep community-based organizations like Rebuilding Together Sacramento thriving. The spirit of volunteerism shines through stories of neighborhood revitalization and the touching tale of a project that transformed the home of a deserving senior. We acknowledge the challenges of maintaining volunteer engagement, especially post-pandemic, and discuss innovative solutions to attract new participants. Our discussion culminates in a celebration of the community's support for seniors and the construction industry's role in fostering neighborhood camaraderie and engagement through visible projects.To learn more about Rebuilding Together Sacramento visit www.rebuildingtogethersacramento.orgSpecial thanks to our three “Founding” sponsors for helping to support a weekly cadence of the program. Please give them consideration if you should have a need in their area of expertise. They are:CAPTRUST: Fiduciary advice for endowments and foundations.www.captrust.com/sacramentoRSE, Inc: Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations www.RS-E.comWestern Health Advantage: Providing a health plan for you. www.westernhealth.com