Who we are and what we do
With the help of volunteers, skilled tradespeople and the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together Fox Valley makes life better for low-income, specifically elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners, every year. Our work positively impacts the living conditions of homeowners to help them live in warmth, safety, and independence. Our services are provided at no cost to homeowners in need.
Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.
Safe homes and communities for everyone.
There are two ways we rebuild
1) National Rebuilding Day (aka Project Day)
On the last Saturday in April, we bring together sponsors and more than 400 volunteers to work from 8AM-4PM on homes in need. National Rebuilding Day reflects not only the growing needs of our community but also the amazing support of our community. It is a day to celebrate the power we all have to make a difference.
2) Year-Round Projects
We have volunteers and staff that work throughout the year to address issues of repair, maintenance, modification and safety for qualifying homeowners. Through our year-round efforts, we have improved over 800 homes in our 18 years.
Year-round projects usually range in scope from grab bar installation to light carpentry such as installing new doors and windows. Some projects require a contractor to complete. The scale of these is usually quite extensive such as a roof replacement and foundation issues. Fortunately, we have a great relationship with many local companies that help minimize these costs and expand our mission even further.
We help homeowners who cannot do the work themselves
The homeowners who qualify for assistance from RTFV have financial hardships and are unable to do necessary repairs or maintenance because of their age or disability. RTFV ensures that the work is done at no cost.
We identify our recipients based on referrals and homeowner applications received through caregiving organizations, county agencies, churches, neighbors, family and friends. A site visit is made with homeowners to determine both eligibility and the scope of work to be done.
We would love to tell you more about RTFV
Please visit our website at www.rtfv.org or call 920.730.2156 to learn more about our organization. Whether you are interested in supporting our efforts or receiving some assistance from RTFV, you are the reason we are able to fulfill our mission.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a roll-up-your-sleeves and “get busy” kind of Board. From governance to fundraising to actual assistance with the work on the homes, they do it all! Our Board of Directors are:
- Freddy Weidner, President, C.A. Lawton
- Joe Truehart, Vice-President, Hoffman Planning, Design and Construction
- Christina Kirchner, Secretary, Thrivent Financial
- Paul Westburg, Treasurer, Schenck SC
- Katherine Crowley-Peckham, Retired, Appleton Area School District Administrator
- Sean Drury, Thrivent Financial
- Judy Engen-Pazdera, U.S. Venture, Inc.
- Kristin Johnson, Thrivent Financial
- Shawn Neuman, Associated Bank
- Jill Paul, Thrivent Financial
- Tom Bolles, Board Advisor, The Boldt Company