#CommunityContractors Rebuild Together Across the Company

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   August 06, 2014
#CommunityContractors Rebuild Together Across the Company

Nationally, Rebuilding Together is a network of 187 affiliated nonprofit organizations that brings together 100,000 volunteers and completes nearly 10,000 projects each year.  Seattle and Silicon Valley are both proud to have partnered with Rebuilding Together this year to support their local chapters annual “Rebuild Day” and extend their teamwork beyond the jobsite and office to those in the community that need it most.

Seattle Pays It Forward to GD House & Surrounding Community
For almost 25 years, Rebuilding Together Seattle has provided extensive rehabilitation and modification services to homeowners and community centers that are in disrepair or in need of maintenance. This year, the Seattle division was chosen to work on the GD House in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood. The GD Association is nonprofit organization which provides affordable housing and supportive services for unwed teen parents.

Over the course of two months prior to the big build day, the group of Swinerton volunteers spent many hours detailing the scope of work to create a balance between upgrading the facilities code and safety issues, and enhancing the overall appearance of the facility for its tenants and operators.  It was a unique challenge to set a scope that would not only successfully address both but achieve completion in just one day!

Work included painting stairwells, re-carpeting offices, restroom upgrades, safety doors around electrical panels, door modifications, landscaping, a new sump pump, and electrical work. In addition to volunteer hours a $5,000 donation was made from The Swinerton Foundation. Our team felt a real connection to the organization and had a great time paying it forward to the local community. We plan on more partnerships with Rebuilding Together in the future!

Silicon Valley Donates $10,000 & 484 Man Hours To Local Charity Effort
Swinerton Builders recently joined forces with the AGC Student Chapter of San Jose State University and employee, subcontractor, and community volunteers to take part in Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley’s annual “Rebuild Day.” The team made essential updates to a Santa Clara group home managed by Momentum for Mental Health, a local nonprofit that provides treatment and support services to those living with mental health issues.

Swinerton’s work on the home spanned three weeks before and after the Rebuild Day, with ongoing support from BT Mancini, J&J Acoustics, Environmental Systems Inc., and Pacific Coast Building Specialties. The scope of repairs included:  complete demolition and renovation of one bathroom, replacement of the kitchen flooring, new ceilings and interior paint in the dining room, entry way, and living room.

The total time volunteered on this successful rebuild project was 484 hours. In addition to work-in-kind contributions, a $10,000 donation was made from The Swinerton Foundation.