Stories

Creating Change

One Life at a Time

While affordable housing is often looked at on a very large scale, the issue is perhaps best understood in terms of individual lives changed. Because even though our goal is to create strong, sustainable communities across the board, we have to start small. One person at a time. One life at a time.

Explore the impact that Rebuild Upstate has had over the years by reading about some of our homeowners’ and volunteers’ experiences.

Ms. Paulette’s Story

Ms. Paulette isn’t one to sit back and watch things get worse. When her 50-year-old home needed critical repairs, this Upstate native reached out for support. Her windows were losing heat and her floors and bathroom were a tripping hazard. Rebuild Upstate worked with Ms. Paulette and local volunteers to…

Who Will Answer the Call?

Rebuild Upstate receives around 1,500 calls to our helpline every year. This video gives a little insight into what those calls are like, and just how much our neighbors need our help.

Ms. Tabitha’s Story

Before volunteers performed repairs on her home, Ms. Tabitha and her children were on their way to being homeless. She couldn’t even turn on a light switch or flush her toilets. Rebuild Upstate helped her in her time of need, even when she had nowhere else to turn.

Unwelcome Intrusions

Unwelcome Intrusions   You hear bubbling from active aquariums throughout the Latimore’s home. Eric brought one goldfish home from the…

Virtual Visit: Band-Aid Fixes

Let’s go on a virtual home visit. In this blog post, we’ll use a combination of before and after photos…

Board Member Q&A: Anna Spangler

You might not know Anna personally, but you most likely know her work. If you’ve seen a feature about us…

Board Member Spotlight: Justin Felker

Meet Justin. Volunteer. Philosopher. Eagle Scout. Traveler. Foodie. Furniture Maker. Dog Dad. Recent human Dad! Oh, did we mention he’s…

Board Spotlight: Megan Finnern

Board Spotlight: Megan Finnern, Board Vice Chair//Finnern Consulting, LLC You may not know Megan personally (or maybe you do!) but…