Rebuilding Together Quad Cities is now Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities Home Repair Program
We are announcing some exciting news. As you know, Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities is dedicated to helping our community thrive. We do this through our home building, our Neighborhood Revitalization program, our wheelchair ramp building program and through our Habitat ReStore. Many of you are also familiar with Rebuilding Together Quad Cities, a non-profit organization that provides home repairs to low income families. Their services have allowed families to stay safe in their homes and seniors to age in place. Both agencies are well thought of and have worked closely together over the years. In fact, we worked on the “Rock the Block” event together (an event where we completed over 30 repair projects and assisted in the clean-up of a neighborhood) and we are currently working together on our pilot program for building wheel chair ramps. We have discovered we work well together, that our missions are closely aligned and that we utilize some of the same volunteers. We are now prepared to take the next step, becoming one.
We are pleased to announce that as of February 4, 2019, Rebuilding Together Quad Cities (RTQC) operation has become Habitat’s home repair program – and RTQC will no longer operate locally. Steve Barton, the current Executive Director of Rebuilding Together will become an employee of Habitat and will continue to lead the repair program. This change will allow us to be more effective and efficient in serving the housing needs of low income families and allow us to have a greater impact on our community as a whole. Administrative costs will decrease, our volunteer base can be better utilized and our resources will stretch further.
If you are an individual, company or foundation that has funded both agencies, we hope that you will continue to fund both programs as every dollar is needed to help address the increasing problem of poverty housing. If you have only supported one of the agencies, we hope you will consider increasing your gift to allow us to do more! If you have volunteered for either organization, we hope that you will continue to share your time and talent with us. Together we can accomplish more! We invite you to schedule a visit to our office at 3625 Mississippi Ave in Davenport if you would like to tour our facilities and see our operations or let us know if you have questions. Thank you!
Kristi Crafton Steve Barton
Executive Director HHFHQC Executive Director RTQC