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September 2020 Newsletter

Upcoming Chattanooga Projects

Hello friends! Rebuilding Together Chattanooga is excited to announce a new project in St. Elmo.

Due to COVID-19, we have already started work on the home using licensed contractors. However, we still need your help! There will be the need for Chattanooga volunteers to help with yard clean-up on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. We will be using strict social distancing, masks, and other rules in light of COVID-19. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the button below or email with PROJECT in the subject line. We will be in contact with the details.

This is a Wells Fargo Builds project. Rebuilding Together Chattanooga thanks Wells Fargo for their generosity. "Wells Fargo is investing more than $1.3 million in Rebuilding Together’s work, bringing tangible assistance and aid to homeowners throughout the country." -Rebuilding Together.

Read more here > Rebuilding Together Press Release

Read more here > Wells Fargo Press Release
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Rebuilding Together Chattanooga Board Looks to Expand

The board of directors for Rebuilding Together Chattanooga is looking to expand. Rebuilding Together Chattanooga's mission is: Repairing homes ~ Revitalizing communities ~ Rebuilding lives. We believe every person should be given the opportunity to live, learn, work, thrive, and age in a safe and healthy place. Utilizing local volunteers, Rebuilding Together Chattanooga provides meaningful home improvements and essential repairs for low-income homeowners in Chattanooga.

If you or someone you know is interested in helping neighbors by serving as a general director on our board, please email us at with your interest or questions.

A Safe & Healthy Home for Every Person

The video above tells the story of Rebuilding Together. If you have a few moments to watch it, you will see our mission in action. There is no better reward than coming together as a community to help those in need.

Consider becoming a [Re]Builder by making a charitable donation to Rebuilding Together Chattanooga today. 
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Rebuilding Together's Safe and Healthy Priorities for Your Home

When Rebuilding Together assesses a home for a potential repair project, we start with our list of 25 Safe and Healthy Priorities to get an initial impression of the project’s scope. Because these are so important for all homeowners and serve as a good resource for our future volunteers, we a plan to highlight a few of the priorities at a time in our monthly newsletter. The first six priorities were covered in previous newsletters. Below are priorities seven and eight.

Priority #7 of 25: The numerals in the property’s street address are clearly visible from the street

If emergency services are ever needed at your home, they have to be able to find your house. Something as simple as large, visible house numbers can ensure that help arrives quickly when it is needed.

Priority #8 of 25: Home is free of live infestation of pests, and sources of attraction are removed

According to estimates by the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration, the home smoke alarm is credited as the greatest success story in fire safety in the last part of the 20th century. The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are often provided for free, are easy to install, and some battery-powered models never need a battery replacement for their 10-year life. Having a smoke alarm in each bedroom and on each floor of a home is the most important step to take to protect the occupants from death or injury associated with fire.

Look for more priorities in the next newsletter or view the entire list at
Repairing homes ~ Revitalizing communities ~ Rebuilding lives
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