Rebuilding Together Oakland Celebrating 20 Years of Service, Sept. 19

RTO Volunteers working to rebuild and beautify one of the thousand homes the organization has revitalized over the past 20 years.

RTO Volunteers working to rebuild and beautify one of the thousand homes the organization has revitalized over the past 20 years.

 

Rebuilding Together Oakland (RTO) will be celebrating 20 years of restoring homes for low-income homeowners with a spectacular event, the Oak Barrel Bash Benefit on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.

Building community partnerships to revitalize neighborhoods, RTO has repaired over 1,000 homes and renovated 130 community facilities, schools and parks providing safe and pleasant spaces for the community to learn, play and come together.

They have also mobilized over 32,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, synagogues, schools and civic organizations, generating over $17 million in project value. The work of their volunteers ensures the safety, comfort and independence of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled.

“We are very excited to be celebrating 20 years of service to our neighbors in Oakland. When I think of the thousands of people we have positively impacted with our work, I could not be more proud of our staff and volunteers throughout that entire time,” says Richard Tong, President of the Board of Directors.

“Of course we couldn’t have done anything without the great support from our corporate sponsors, foundations, individual donors, and the City of Oakland. Our mission is to provide a safe and sound home for deserving residents in Oakland and I know that we will continue to expand over the next 20 years and beyond.”

Steve Keil of The Clorox Company says, “For nearly 8 years, the business unit leadership at The Clorox Company has been an on-going supporter of Rebuilding Together Oakland. As part of our continued commitment to Corporate Responsibility and our core value of Doing the Right Thing Every Day, the hands-on type opportunities which RTO provides enables both great employee Team Building and is a critical part of giving back to OUR communities in which we work and live everyday!”

The anniversary event will be held in the Garden & Atrium of 1111 Broadway in Oakland on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. with food, live entertainment, and a live auction.

Visit www.rtoakland.org for tickets to the event.

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