Rebuilding Day 2023 Mobilizes Hundreds of Volunteers in Support of Critical Home Repairs

Kansas City, MO (Sept. 16, 2023) – Rebuilding Day is Rebuilding Together’s annual flagship event – a one-day home repair blitz with hundreds of volunteers and Rebuilding Together Kansas City staff working together to transform houses into safe and healthy homes. On Saturday, September 16, volunteers converged on 16 homes throughout the community to make a difference for our neighbors in need. Throughout the day, volunteers addressed critical repairs and projects that involved homeowners’ livability and accessibility. These projects ranged from replacing porches to painting homes to replacing siding and more.

Thank you to everyone who gave of your time, financial support, or other contributions to make this day of service happen! Together, we helped vulnerable families and individuals stay in their homes. We are particularly grateful to this year’s sponsors, including:

Clay County Senior Services
Continental Disc
Curry Family Foundation
First Creek Farms
First United Methodist Church Kearney
Homes by Chris
Hosanna Lutheran Church
James Unlimited
KMG Hotels
Liberty Christian Church
Liberty Christian Fellowship
McClelland Law
Marathon Roofing
Paul LLP
Platte County Senior Fund
Pony Express Bank
Premiere Network
Providence Baptist Church
Reece Nichols
River Park Church
Second Baptist Church
Shoal Creek Community Church
Storage Mart
Surry Real Estate Services
The Coopers – RE/MAX

The Home Depot Partners with RTKC to Help Local Veteran

Kirk Douglas and his wife of 40 years desperately wanted to stay in the home that they raised their family in. However, after two knee replacement surgeries, Kirk required a wheelchair, and the house they have lived in for so many years did not have a ramp.

Thanks to a corporate partnership with The Home Depot, Rebuilding Together Kansas City was able to help the Douglas family stay in their home. The Home Depot not only provided volunteer labor, but provided building materials and other funding. They built a ramp, replaced a rotting porch, installed a new door and security door, and cleaned up the yard.

This is the power of corporate partnerships with Rebuilding Together Kansas City! We connect businesses and organizations seeking to make a tangible difference in the lives of others to those in need. For more information about how your business can invest in a corporate partnership with us, e-mail Executive Director Scott Hickox.

EquipmentShare Changes the Lives of Homeowners

When homeowner Robert Jones requested a wheelchair ramp for his home, he had no idea what Rebuilding Together had in store for him. Over 20 volunteers from EquipmentShare converged on his home and gave him so much more! During their Corporate Rebuild Day, volunteers not only built a ramp, they also painted, built a fence, landscaped, and replaced posts on a carport.

“I didn’t know that I could really get help done for me. I was so used to doing everything myself,” said Robert. “I couldn’t believe that somebody would do that for me, and I am very appreciative of it.”

Rebuilding Together Kansas City is grateful to EquipmentShare and its volunteers for making such a difference!

Check out the recap video on YouTube!

Run for the Roses Gala 2023 Raises Over $200K for RTKC

Run for the Roses 2023 was a huge success! Together, we raised over $200,000 to support Rebuilding Together Kansas City’s efforts to repair homes, revitalize communities, and rebuild lives.

Run for the Roses, held on May 20th at Heritage Hall, was an evening of joy, laughter, great company, and support for RTKC’s transformational work in the community. Thank you to all who attended and generously supported the event. We are particularly grateful to this year’s event sponsors.

Thank you to our Run for the Roses sponsors:

Heartland Chevrolet | Pony Express Bank | Premier Network | Paul LLP Trial Attorneys | Homes by Chris | EPC Real Estate Group | McCownGordon Construction | Duggan Shadwick Doeer & Kurlbaum LLC | Quality Plumbing, Inc. | Hampton James Embroidery | Amanda Crossley Real Estate | American Digital Security | Spencer Financial | Fleming Group KC | Edward Jones – Financial Advisor Melanie Roark | Fleshman Construction, Inc. | Fountain Glass | David & Lesa Feess | McClelland Law Firm, P.C. | APEX Concrete Coatings | Urgent Care Express | Polsinelli | Charles & Brenda Carpenter | US Federal Properties Co. | Jim & Karen Stewart | Bret & Madi Sanders | Smith & Broucher, Inc.

Homes By Chris Raises $115K for Rebuilding Together Kansas City

Kansas City, MO (May 23, 2023) – Rebuilding Together Kansas City have always shared a common vision in providing happy, healthy homes to metro Kansas City inhabitants. While Homes By Chris crafts beautiful homes around the northland for various clients, Rebuilding Together helps transform the homes and lives of low-income families, seniors, people living with disabilities and veterans; rehabbing their living quarters or providing key accessibility and safety features.

Homes by Chris owners Roy & Chris Ragland’s passion for building quality homes led them to begin supporting Rebuilding Together more than 12 years ago. Both Roy and Chris have combined to serve 9 years on the board as well as dedicating many hours of labor and planning to the local nonprofit.

With the help of their suppliers and contractors, Homes By Chris have contributed a donation of $115,000 to Rebuilding Together Kansas City. These funds will go to projects to construct grab bars, tub cut-outs, ramps, handrails, decking, and much more.

“I’m elated to announce our partnership with Rebuilding Together”, HBC President Chris Ragland offered, “Rebuilding Together Kansas City is aligned to an amazing cause. Their work keeping community members housed and healthy is what attracted Homes By Chris to partner with their incredible organization… and why 97% of our suppliers and contractors contributed to this collaborative, community endeavor.”

Sponsors who contributed product or labor to the overall donation:
Ferguson/Factory Direct Appliance, McCray Lumber and Millwork, Precision Woods, Inc, ProSource Flooring, RockTops Granite and Stone Fabrication, Pella Windows and Doors, Toney’s Drywall, Inc., Wilson Lighting, Northland Ready-mix, ML Crose Foundation, Accent Garage Doors, Armstrong-Citywide, Inc, Buckner’s Heating and Cooling, Murray Insulation, Immaculate Lawn Care, Fountain Glass, Spectrum Paint, Winn Nelson Kearney, Kyle Miller Roofing, BSM Residential, K.C. Tile and Flooring, Secured Title, Two Blind Girls, Budget Blinds, Rob Ellerman Team, The Tile Shop, Collins Concrete and Construction, Scott Swift Custom Trim, Delta Plumbing, Kearney Trust Bank, Etek Custom Coatings, Inspired Closets, Ameriglass Cleaning, Larry Brown Excavating, Catherine’s Dance Studio, JMC Landscaping, First Federal Bank, Gladstone Sewer and Plumbing

Contact Information:
Chris Ragland, President
Home By Chris
(816) 536-2104