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2015 in Review


A safe and healthy home for every person.


OUR 2015 JOURNEY

HOMEOWNER

MISS MARY’S STORY

STEVE’S STORY

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THE NEED

WHO WE ARE

AFFILIATE LEADER

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2015 HIGHLIGHTS

performed repairs on BY THE

12,179

8,186

NUMBERS

SKILLED

63,139

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UNSKILLED

gathered

HOMES

75,318 VOLUNTEERS

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donated

780,255

OUR SUPPORTERS

OUR BOARD & STAFF

2015 FINANCIALS

HOURS

230 VOLUNTEER WITH77 US

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NONPROFIT FACILITIES

COMMUNITY SPACES

delivered

$72,619,409 IN MARKET VALUE

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Miss Mary’s Story HOMEOWNER

Like other homes in her Lafayette community, Miss Mary’s house was showing signs of age. The siding was rotten, the roof leaked, the walls were worn, the floors were unsafe and termites had invaded. As Miss Mary tells it, there were a lot of repairs she couldn’t afford. “I remember Jodee coming over here the first day, and she didn’t know a thing about me. She walked up into my house and she saw how messed up it was. We talked about what she wanted to have done in here. I almost couldn’t believe it was true.” Jodee Ware, executive director of Rebuilding Together Acadiana remembers Miss Mary’s home in a different light.

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“We’ve committed to making a difference in this area, and we keep chipping away at it. But there’s so much more to do.

“I saw her effort and pride. It was spotless. She’d artfully covered the problems. You didn’t know how bad the conditions were in her house until you moved a rug or a painting. Then you’d see it.” Miss Mary’s home is in Lafayette’s Monroe neighborhood, a working class community filled with small, wood-framed houses, many closing in on a century old. For years, neglected rental properties, blighted vacant buildings, slumlords and high crime levels had dragged the area down. But, more recently, homeowners have become determined to take back their neighborhood – and things in Monroe have started to improve. Rebuilding Together Acadiana is part of that effort. The staff, volunteers and partners there help homeowners by making critical repairs that improve the health and safety of their homes. These efforts peak during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (MLK Day), a national call for people to take action to strengthen communities. In honor of MLK Day 2015, around 150 people came together in Lafayette, including community volunteers, and current and past AmeriCorps members from Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country. They provide a boost of energy, time and skills, allowing Rebuilding Together Acadiana to be more ambitious.

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This means the organization can take on “Block Builds,” projects that tackle repairs to multiple homes. In the Monroe neighborhood, the work focuses on four streets surrounding a community park. Miss Mary was one of 13 Monroe homeowners Rebuilding Together Acadiana helped on MLK Day in 2015 and 2016. During Block Builds, Rebuilding Together goes beyond home repairs to make changes that can transform the entire neighborhood. In Monroe, Rebuilding Together also repaired a community center’s garden, playground and chicken coop. Looking ahead, Jodee wants Rebuilding Together Acadiana to support more people like Miss Mary by working in the Monroe neighborhood year-round. Jodee has plans to help beautify the local park and rehab the community center. The Monroe neighborhood is filled with people who have known their neighbors for a lifetime. People living in their family homes. People who have no intention of leaving. People like Miss Mary. “I always be telling my children, I am not moving outta here until the last piece fall off of this house. And it almost happened. Thanks to Miss Jodee and them it didn’t. Yes indeed. Yes indeed.”

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“Now I can sit in front of my door outside without being ashamed, because it looks so much better.�

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Dear friends and supporters, Rebuilding Together finds itself at the forefront of enormous challenges facing American homeowners and community members.

Skyrocketing housing costs are driving

housing, being exposed to dangerous toxins that

homeowners and families away from

will adversely affect their health over the course

communities where they have lived for

of their lifetimes.

generations. Rapidly aging housing stock is illequipped to accommodate the needs of an aging population. Veterans are returning home from decade-long conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan – many with service-connected disabilities – to a severe lack of affordable housing that can accommodate their needs. Children growing up in low-income communities are living in antiquated

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Rebuilding Together remains the only national nonprofit solely dedicated to preserving affordable homeownership through health and safety-focused home rehabilitation. We deliver practical solutions – free to beneficiaries – that allow homeowners and their families to be safer, healthier and more independent in their homes.


By working with existing homes, we are able to

work impacted the lives of more than 500,000

We could not accomplish our mission without the

work side-by-side with homeowners and families

individuals.

continued and stoic support of our partners. This

to address their needs, creating a greater sense of connection to those that we serve.

We recognize that solving the monumental challenges facing our communities requires a

cadre of corporate and community organizations, individual donors, skilled tradespeople, government agencies, advocates and volunteers

Our affiliates in 39 states and the District of

collaborative approach. By aligning with the

Columbia work directly with homeowners to help

existing efforts of local municipalities, mission-

preserve affordable homeownership and stabilize

driven nonprofits and corporate leaders – and

neighborhoods, empowering homeowners

partnering to create new and innovative solutions

We are stronger for your support, and I

and their families to remain in their homes and

– Rebuilding Together is now, more than ever,

optimistically look toward Rebuilding Together’s

communities.

uniquely positioned to generate transformational

future place as a transformative movement

change for the nation’s homeowners and

within American communities.

In 2015, Rebuilding Together remained strongly committed to our mission. Our network brought together more than 105,000 corporate and community volunteers to complete rehabilitation and repair work on 8,500 homes. Partnering with both national and local community groups, volunteers provided repairs and renovations to nearly 300 nonprofit and educational facilities that serve thousands of individuals and families. We contributed to the construction and revitalization of 80 community spaces, creating places that serve as cultural and civic epicenters to communities and neighborhoods.

epitomizes the spirit that has bolstered Rebuilding Together for more than four decades.

communities at large. At our core, we remain dedicated to safe and healthy housing. But our work extends beyond the four walls of a home. By ensuring that homeowners are safe, healthy and independent

Brad Segal

Sandra Henriquez

National Board Chair

Interim President and CEO

(06/01/2009 – 12/31/2015)

(01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015)

in their homes, we provide greater stability in communities. Homes that may otherwise be sold to developers remain within families, creating inter-generational wealth. Children who remain in a stable household show greater academic development. Older homeowners who are able to safely age-in-place preserve the cultural essence that makes up America’s diverse and vibrant community landscape.

Working collaboratively with corporate, community and government partners, our

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Steve’s Story AFFILIATE LEADER

Community support is an essential part of coping with trauma and the long healing process. Trauma is something Steve Hellner-Burris, executive director of Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, unfortunately knows too well. His father was murdered four years ago. “What made the trauma that my wife and I went through bearable was how our family, our church and the Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh community rallied around us,” Steve said. “It was everything we could want or need. The outpouring of love was so deep that I know I’ll pay that love forward for a long time.” It’s this idea of deeply restorative support that Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh uses to bring hope to communities.

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When Steve started as executive director eight

individual homeowners and the neighborhood in

and public spaces. We bring in partners to provide

years ago, he had to figure out how to grow the

which they live.

other services that people ask for. We change the

organization so it could help more people. “Our priorities had to change. To build up Pittsburgh’s communities, we had to do more than quick repair projects on individual houses.

Such a deep process takes investment—and time. “We promise to be in a community for three to five years, minimum,” Steve said.

We needed to stay in a community for a long time, transforming it home by home and block by block. We needed to become part of these communities.” Like other affiliates around the country, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh helps rebuild the homes of low-income homeowners – particularly seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans. Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh further focuses its efforts on what it calls Impact Neighborhoods. These are eight communities still struggling economically because of the steel industry collapse in the 1970s compounded with the

“It is a community stabilization and revitalization effort that supports both individual homeowners and the neighborhood in which they live.”

financial crash of 2008. In these Impact Neighborhoods, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh simultaneously works on multiple houses located on the same street or within a small area. It is a community stabilization and revitalization effort that supports both

In order to partner so deeply with communities, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh has had to challenge the status quo. “We hire neighbors who get to learn new job skills. We buy lunch from local businesses. We fix up community gardens

conversation with funders to put the focus on restorative support at the community level. We help people understand that our projects go far beyond making a few repairs to a house. We’ve completely transformed the way these projects work and how they’re perceived.” “It’s really important that we listen to the community and follow their direction,” Steve said. “They decide what they need from us and where we can have the most impact. We don’t dictate. The community also lets us know when we’re done.” It’s not just homeowners and neighbors who are changed by community revitalization. “We constantly hear from volunteers that taking part in our Impact Neighborhood projects has changed their lives too. They tell us how helping a community helped them deal with their problems or grief simply because of the people they connected with. Being a part of something that provides hope and healing to so many people is why I love what we do.”

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Who Are We? Rebuilding Together remains the only national nonprofit solely dedicated to preserving affordable homeownership through safety and health-focused home rehabilitation. We deliver practical solutions – free to beneficiaries – that allow homeowners and their families to be safer, healthier and more independent in their homes. Our affiliates in 39 states and the District of Columbia work directly with homeowners to help preserve affordable homeownership and stabilize neighborhoods, empowering homeowners and their families to remain in their homes and communities.

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The Need THE NEED FOR OUR SERVICES ARE GROWING RAPIDLY.

associations, faith-based organizations and community

More than 2.6 million homeowners live in deteriorating,

advocacy groups, we can become a stronger community

physically inadequate homes that threaten their health

revitalization partner and increase the impact of our work.

and safety. An aging population, veterans with disabilities

By investing in communities, we transform the lives of low-

returning home and a lack of equity in low-income

income homeowners by improving the safety and health of

communities are creating a housing atmosphere where our

their homes and revitalizing their communities.

services are greatly needed.

Rebuilding Together relies upon the generosity of donors

Our work preserves critical affordable housing

to carry out our work, and we can’t do it without you. By

opportunities, and stabilizes and revitalizes neighborhoods.

joining our cause, you can become an investment partner in

By collaborating with other mission-driven nonprofits,

your community.

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Partner With Us CONSUMER OUTREACH Increase your social impact and build your corporate social responsibility by working with Rebuilding Together to transform the lives of low-income homeowners and revitalizing their communities. Engage with new consumer audiences through social media, attract consumers with in-store and online case marketing campaigns and educate your customers on how they can get involved in their local communities and help their neighbors.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT From hands on rebuilding projects, to employee-driven fundraising campaigns, partnering with Rebuilding Together offers dynamic ways to engage your employees while assisting low-income homeowners and communities.

Become a partner and join us in our mission to create a safe and healthy home for every person.

With affiliates across the country, we give your employees the opportunity to become more involved and build stronger relationships within their local communities.

COMMUNITY IMPACT Work with Rebuilding Together to build collaborative partnerships that will help improve the lives of the 2.6 million homeowners across the country who live in deteriorating, physically inadequate homes that threaten their health and safety. Build meaningful and lasting relationships with our network of corporate, government and community partners that are working to provide educational resources and trainings to low-income homeowners and communities. Rebuilding Together | 2015 in Review 15


17,220 SKILLED

88,120 GENERAL

performed repairs on

8,526

HOMES

gathered

105,340 VOLUNTEERS

donated

780,126 HOURS

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284 80

NONPROFIT/ EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

COMMUNITY SPACES


16,317

11%

VETERANS

63%

SENIORS

HOMEOWNERS AND RESIDENTS

served

505,276

271,707

USERS OF COMMUNITY SPACES

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

233,569

USERS OF NONPROFIT FACILITIES

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2015 HIGHLIGHTS JAN. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WEEK/DAY OF SERVICE Members and alumni of Rebuilding Together’s AmeriCorps program dedicated the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to rebuilding homes and revitalizing communities in Lafayette, LA. The event, hosted by Rebuilding Together Acadiana, brought together 65 AmeriCorps members serving with Rebuilding Together, along with program alumni, and affiliate leaders from 19 different states. These members and alumni provided a collective 3,000 hours of service over the course of the week, improving the homes and lives of seven homeowners in the Lafayette community.

APRIL LOWE’S REBUILD-A-BLOCK IN D.C.

FEB. 20TH ANNUAL KICKOFF TO REBUILD Rebuilding Together hosted our annual Super Bowl-sanctioned Kickoff to Rebuild event in Phoenix, the host city of Super Bowl XLIX. Hundreds of volunteers worked during the fall of 2014 to provide critical home repairs in three Phoenix neighborhoods. The project series culminated with more than 100 Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers, and other partner volunteers, providing free critical repairs to three homes and installing a new Carter’s Kids playground for Crisis Nursery.

Rebuilding Together of Washington, D.C., partnered with Lowe’s and Carter’s Kids for a two-day community revitalization effort in the Lamond-Riggs neighborhood in Northeast Washington. Approximately 100 Lowe’s employee volunteers from stores around the region volunteered to provide critical home repairs and upgrades for four longtime Northeast Washington residents. Volunteers also built a brand new playground at Imagine Hope Community Charter School in Northeast Washington.

APRIL NATIONAL REBUILDING MONTH Culminating with National Rebuilding Day on the last Saturday of the month, National Rebuilding Month is a call to service during the entire month of April each year. Nearly 50,000 volunteers serve on close to 3,000 affiliate-led rebuild projects during the month.

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JULY HGTV’S BROTHER VS. BROTHER HGTV’s Property Brothers donated the proceeds from the competition show Brother vs. Brother to Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada. J.D. Scott and Jonathan Silver Scott were present for the ribbon cutting at the renovated Transition Services, Inc. facility that serves adults with developmental disabilities living in the greater Las Vegas area.

AUG.

OCT. BUILDING A HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD 2016 Nearly 500 community and corporate partner volunteers joined Rebuilding Together for the 5th annual Building a Healthy Neighborhood project in St. Louis. Volunteers repaired 14 homes and revitalized a neighborhood community space in the St. John neighborhood.

AMERICORPS WEEK New Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps members underwent a week-long training in Garner, North Carolina, to help prepare for their year of service. In addition to an AmeriCorps orientation, the members participated in a full-day healthy housing training with a hands-on project day in Garner.

AUG. CHARTER HOMETOWN PROJECT Thirty Charter Communications employees and volunteers from Rebuilding Together Hartford and Rebuilding Together Fairfield County helped to rebuild the Snell home in June. Projects included carpentry, painting, yardwork, as well as installing a new roof and chimney, and interior doors.

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Our Board and Staff as of October 2016

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OFFICERS OF THE BOARD

DIRECTORS

BOARD CHAIR

GILLIAN BARCLAY

JODIE LIDDY

BONNIE BESSOR

KEVIN RAFFERTY

VICE CHAIR

Executive Director Rebuilding Together Baltimore

Texas Regional President Iberiabank

Vice Chairman Meredith Corporation

CAROLINE BLAKELY

SCOTT SINDER

President and CEO Rebuilding Together

Partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP

TOM CARR

CARRIE TEFFNER

SHERRY CHRIS

President and CEO Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate LLC

MELL MEREDITH FRAZIER

VICE CHAIR

JOHN BRAZZALE

Senior Vice President of Strategy, Marketing & Administration Corporate Banking Northern Trust TREASURER

DEBBIE LAWRENCE

Vice President, Government Affairs The Williams Companies SECRETARY

REESE FAYDE

Principal Reese Fayde and Associates

Vice President of Programs Aetna Foundation

Consulting CMO Upward 365

WAYNE CAUTHEN Principal The Insight Group Ltd.

GUY CECALA

CEO and Publisher Inside Mortgage Finance

STEPHEN GLAUDE

Executive Director Rebuilding Together Hartford

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Crocs, Inc.

GEN. JOHN TILELLI, JR. Chairman and CEO Cypress International

MIKE UTTAM

Board Member Rebuilding Together Central Ohio

President and CEO Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development

IMMEDIATE PAST BOARD CHAIR

BRAD SEGAL

Partner Asphalt Shingle Recycling, Systems, LLC

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STAFF CAROLINE BLAKELY President and CEO

SANDRA HENRIQUEZ Chief Operations Officer

GRANT BECK

Manager Communications and Marketing

PERRY BIRD Director Eastern Region

YVONNE BROOKS Senior Manager Administration

EMMA BYRNES Program Manager Affiliate Services

BECKY CARTER Director Central Region

CHELSEA ESTES

Relationship Manager Development

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MAX GOUTTEBROZE

TAI PHOENIX

SUSAN HAWFIELD

VICTORIA O’BANION

MEGAN HICKS

SEANA O’SHAUGHNESSY

Senior External Communications Manager Communications and Marketing

Vice President Affiliate Services

Manager National Service Programs

CARLY JAMES

Executive Assistant

ZOEY KERNODLE

Manager Corporate Engagement

DANIELLE MATTHEWS Program Associate Development

CHELSI MCDONALD Director Individual Giving

JESSICA OH

Senior Director Affiliate Services and Business Strategy

Program Manager Development

Director Marquee Events

Director Western Region

CONRAD PAWLINA

Senior Manager Knowledge Management and Research

JESSIE PERMAR

(Acting) Director National Service Programs

JESSICA REID

Director Corporate Engagement

AMY SEUSING

Director Corporate Engagement

EARL SIRES

Program Associate Development


EMILY SOLOMON Office Specialist

MICHAELE SZILLAT

Program Associate National Service Programs

JOHN WHITE

Senior Vice President Business Strategy

SHANNON WILLIAMS

Manager Knowledge Management and Research

Note: Staff listing reflects current staff as of October 2016.

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Our Supporters Our partners and supporters are invested in the lives of the low-income homeowners that our network serves every day. We work together to build collaborative partnerships that help improve the lives of homeowners across the country who live in deteriorating, physically inadequate homes that threaten their health and safety. We build meaningful and lasting relationships with our network of corporate, government and community partners. Thanks to the generosity of our patterns and supporters, our network moves the needle on addressing the 2.6 million low-income homeowners living in unsafe and unhealthy homes across the country. Our efforts to transform lives and communities would not be possible without their continued support.

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2015 FINANCIALS STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

Assets, Liabilities and Net Assets (as of December 31, 2015)

ASSETS

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,128,759 Accounts receivable 419,870 Pledges receivable, current portion 675,623 Prepaid expenses 298,266 Land held for sale 185,800 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 3,708,318 Investments 3,115,793 Property and equipment, net 153,644

TOTAL ASSETS

$ 6,977,755

Current Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ Capital lease obligations, current portion Grants payable Due to chapters Deferred rent Deferred insurance liability

518,001 8,807 236,520 999,567 39,040 305,514

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 2,107,449 Long-term capital lease obligations, net of current portion Deferred rent Deferred compensation payable

TOTAL LIABILITIES

3,593 110,919 392,051

2,614,012

Net Assets Unrestricted (1,379,320) Temporarily restricted 4,156,240 Permanently restricted 861,485

TOTAL NET ASSETS TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

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4,363,743 $ 6,977,755


STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES

Revenue, Support and Expenses (year ended December 31, 2015)

REVENUE AND SUPPORT Donated goods and services Corporate contributions Foundation contributions Membership dues Government contracts Investment income Chapter fees Individual contributions Chapter insurance National conference Other income

$

3,618,413 4,914,116 875,773 896,672 708,965 (63,790) 403,162 172,854 324,360 29,829

Expenses Spent On Program Activities Total Expenses

$13,701,116

85.1% ($11,661,725)

TOTAL REVENUE AND SUPPORT 11,880,354

Expenses Spent On Fundraising

EXPENSES Program services 11,661,725 Supporting services General and administrative 803,205 Fundraising 1,236,186

Total Related Contributions

$13,701,116

9%

($1,236,186)

TOTAL EXPENSES 13,701,116 CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

1,820,762

NET ASSETS, BEGINNING OF YEAR 6,184,505 NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR $ 4,363,743 Rebuilding Together | 2015 in Review 27


Volunteer With Us Rebuilding Together is really about hard-working, compassionate people helping other people. Our volunteers are the backbone of our everyday work. The investment of your time and resources will make a difference! We want to empower you.

Volunteer with your local Rebuilding Together affiliate and become a partner in your community.

We want to provide you with opportunities to have a long-lasting impact on the lives of low-income homeowners by repairing their homes and revitalizing their communities. Our network also relies on skilled-trade, professional volunteers to serve as leaders in our rebuilding efforts, providing materials and technical know-how with everything from roofing and plumbing, to assessment and planning.

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FIND YOUR LOCAL AFFILIATE


As rated by Charity Navigator, Rebuilding Together is in the top one percent of charities, having received 11 consecutive four-star charity ratings. As we rebuild homes, community spaces and nonprofit facilities, our lasting impact helps to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods across the country. There are many ways that you can help!

Donate Online Make a donation through our secure donation page.

Donate through Workplace Giving

By asking your employer to match your donation to Rebuilding Together, you can double the value of your gift.

Support Rebuilding Together via AmazonSmile WAYS TO GIVE

Customers can now elect to donate 0.5 percent of any Amazon purchase to Rebuilding Together.

Make a Stock Gift

Reduce your taxes and do a good deed at the same time.

Donate Your Vehicle

Rebuilding Together recently launched its vehicle donation program. Instead of trading in or selling your unwanted vehicle, consider making it a tax-deductible donation to Rebuilding Together.

Please contact us at donations@rebuildingtogether.org if you have questions about major gifts, planned giving and other giving options such as the Combined Federal Campaign, matching gifts and gifts of stock. Rebuilding Together | 2015 in Review 29


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