What You’ll Learn
- Find out how the Salal Foundation partners with Rebuilding Together, one of the country’s leading community revitalization organizations.
- Learn about the Salal Foundation’s support for the “She Builds” program, which focuses on critical repairs for women-headed households.
At the Salal Foundation, we know that when it comes to our health and wellbeing, there are few things that play a more crucial role than having a safe, comfortable place to live. Our houses are the center of our lives. They’re where we raise our families, where we come to relax after a hard day’s work. And whether due to economic hardships or natural disasters, too many people in our communities lack the quality housing that is so important for a happy and healthy life.
To do our part to address this need, we’ve partnered with Rebuilding Together, one of the country’s leading community revitalization organizations. Rebuilding Together works to redevelop communities and improves the safety of our neighborhoods by providing critical home repairs at no cost to the homeowner. Each year, Rebuilding Together’s network of local affiliates and volunteers complete around 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide. A large majority of these projects are completed for older adults seeking to age in place in their homes.
One focus of our partnership is support for Rebuilding Together’s She Builds program. Women-led and women-focused, She Builds provides critical repairs for women-headed households and women-focused community spaces. Through the program, women are empowered to maintain safe and healthy homes, make a difference in their communities, and build a supportive community network. Participants gain a myriad of experiences and skills as they share and learn from one another.
In 2022, the Salal Foundation’s support enabled critical home repairs for eight homes in six states. Grant opportunities were offered to the Rebuilding Together affiliate network in communities where Salal members live. Home repair projects were completed in Connecticut, California, Tennessee, Colorado, Texas, and Washington. Learn more about the She Builds program.
Here’s some stories that speak to the impact of the Salal Foundation’s partnership with Rebuilding Together.
“As a homeowner, Rebuilding Together Litchfield County [Connecticut] and Salal Credit Union have been a lifesaver. They helped us make much-needed repairs to our home and provided a sense of security and stability for my family. We are so grateful for their support.”
“As the cost of living in San Francisco continues to rise, many long-time homeowners can’t afford upkeep and maintenance in their homes in addition to providing themselves and their families with other basic necessities like food and medical care. The neighborhood is over the capacity that it was intended to be, but the encroaching displacement and expansion of new developments are forcing families to do what they can to stay. In the case of [SF homeowner] Ms. Yollin, her dream was to stay in her home to honor her mother, no matter how hard that may be. Because of Salal Credit Union, it’s not only a reality but a peaceful, safe, and stable reality.”
—Rebuilding Together San Francisco Team
“I am so excited about my new windows! I’ve lived in the house a long time and never understood why I didn’t have a window that could open in my living room. Then the windowsills started to rot, and I didn’t know what to do. I’m so grateful for your program so that I can have new windows that open!“
Salal She Builds Grant Homeowner
Rebuilding Together South Sound