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Rebuilding Together

A Great Way To Help Seniors In Your Community

The GypsyNesters | Posted 07.21.2015 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

We recently joined a group on a visit to Miami that was heading out into the community with Rebuilding Together to lend a helping hand to a senior homeowner in need. It was exciting to get to play a small part in their mission.

Getting Checked

Katharine Dixon | Posted 06.14.2014 | DC
Katharine Dixon

Keeping homes maintained is important to residents' health and safety. In a city like Alexandria with so much older housing and many homeowners of lim...

Building to Spring

Katharine Dixon | Posted 07.16.2013 | DC
Katharine Dixon

The fluctuating temperatures may make it difficult to tell that it's spring. That's why some locals peg spring's arrival to the blossoms, but here in Alexandria, we know it's tied to National Rebuilding Day -- the ultimate sign of renewal and revitalization.

Are You a Proactive Giver, or a Reactionary Giver?

Gary A. Officer | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

The holiday season has increasingly taken on an air of unbridled consumerism. Holiday spending by consumers during this period is often used by economists as a barometer on the health of our economy.

Partnerships in the Aftermath of a Disaster

Gary A. Officer | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

As unfortunate as disasters are, it allows us to strengthen the bond between our government, our businesses and our nonprofit sectors. It is time to realize that the work nonprofits perform is an essential asset to human recovery.

Fourth Quarter: A Sprint to the Line

Gary A. Officer | Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

It is widely understood that the fourth quarter, or the sprint to the line, represents the proverbial "make or break" for the business and nonprofit sectors.

A Summer's Journey

Gary A. Officer | Posted 09.16.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

This will be a century of transformative change. However, in spite of change, my faith and confidence in the capacity of good people, within great organizations whether in the public, private or nonprofit domain, to remain true to their mission for the benefit of society remains undiminished.

Heroes at Home: A Celebration of the American Spirit

Gary A. Officer | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

As our nation marks its annual 4th of July celebrations with barbeques and picnics, let us to take a moment to remember the true sacrifices that our service men and women have made. Duty and sacrifice must be rewarded with our help and support.

The Invisible Soldier

Gary A. Officer | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

What comes to mind when you think of veterans? What comes to mind when you think of a struggling head of the household, hardly able to afford basic h...

A Month of Rebuilding, a Month of Service

Gary A. Officer | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

As we celebrate National Rebuilding Month, we are reminded of the crucial role that service plays, in varying forms, throughout our organization and our mission to provide everyone a safe and healthy home.

Home for the Holidays

Gary A. Officer | Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

As the leader of a national nonprofit organization, I often think about the importance of individual giving to charitable causes. It is an exceptional...

A Journey to 1000

Gary A. Officer | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

Our first step began Army Specialist Ryan C. Major. In 2006, Specialist Major suffered severe wounds from an IED. Upon his return home, his mother agonized about the uncertainty of her son's future.

Second Chances

Gary A. Officer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

Army veteran Waldemar Alameda served our country with distinction in multiple tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. Following 17 years of service to his country, Alameda became permanently disabled in 2007.

Nonprofits Getting First Shot At Bank Foreclosures

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PHOENIX — Francisco and Pam Cruz maneuvered around boxes of new flooring and open cans of paint as they surveyed the foreclosed Phoenix house th...