Rebuilding Together Ornaments from Crate&Barrel


This holiday season, decorate your trees with ornaments that make a difference in the lives of others!  Crate and Barrel designers have created 8 unique Hearts & Homes ornaments to reflect the mission of Rebuilding Together, “A safe and healthy home for everyone.”

Crate and Barrel will donate $10 to Rebuilding Together for each purchase of this special limited-release ornament.


Visit the Crate and Barrel website to order yours today!  Crate and Barrel is a proud supporter of Rebuilding Together!


Order Your Construction Derby Photos Today!


Construction Derby participants, sponsors and attendees can view and order photos from the 10th Annual Construction Derby at our recently updated Shutterfly site!  We have hundreds of photos from several amazing photographers including Jan Macy, Carl Shortt, Franna Elmore, Sara Norton-Sanner and Tim Reardon!


Thank you to all of our photographers for volunteering their artistic talents, and to Jan for organizing the Shutterfly site!  Enjoy!!


Disaster Recovery: Ms. Preseldia’s Remodel

Ms. Preseldia’s home of ten years was badly damaged by the flooding of May 31st.  The flood waters completely ruined her hard wood floors and the walls were affected eighteen inches up from the floor.  Ms. Preseldia received some money from FEMA, but was physically unable to completed the needed repairs on her own.


“I knew about Rebuilding Together because you had previously helped my mother before she passed away,” said Preseldia.  “I called your organization and you came to my rescue!”


Combining Preseldia’s payment from FEMA with disaster recovery money from donors including the AARP and State Farm, Rebuilding Together OKC replaced the sheetrock throughout Preseldia’s home, painted the entire interior and installed brand new carpet!


“There’s no place like home,” Ms. Preseldia says. “Your help was a true blessing and it allows me to be able to remain in my home.  I can’t say thank you enough!”


Ms. Preseldia has beautifully decorated her remodeled home.  She is currently turning her guest room into a children’s room.  Her desire is to become a foster parent and take care of children who need a family.

Two Opportunities to Support Rebuilding Together OKC!

You can support Rebuilding Together OKC by participating in two exciting events at the end of October!

#1. Eat at Patty Wagon on October 28!

patty wagon

If you like delicious burgers and hand-cut fries, eating locally in OKC, and supporting organizations that make a difference in your community, this event is for you!  Join us on Monday, October 28 for lunch or dinner at Patty Wagon!  A percentage of sales that day will go to support our Year-Round Programs!!

Learn more about Patty Wagon!

#2. Attend Schmooza Palooza on October 29!


Enjoy meeting new friends!?  Want to sample foods from OKC restaurants!?   Do you like winning prizes?!  On Tuesday, October 29, you need to be at Schmooza Palooza, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s trade show!  Tickets are only $10 (including one drink).  Rebuilding Together OKC has been selected as a Networking Game Sponsor for this event!

Learn more about Schmooza Palooza!

If you want to volunteer at the Rebuilding Together booth during Schmooza Palooza let us know!  We’d love to have volunteers sharing our story with OKC.  We’ll even buy your ticket!



Mark Egner, contractor and Rebuilding Together South Sound volunteer from Tacoma, Wash., named winner after nationwide search

We are thrilled to congratulate Mark Egner of Frank and Sons Construction in Tacoma, Wash. as the winner of the third annual Rebuilding Together Tradesperson of the Year™ contest presented by Lowe’s! We just announced the news at the Remodeling Show & DeckExpo in Chicago this evening. We will issue a formal press release tomorrow morning to share the news nationwide, but wanted you to be the first to know. Thank you for your nominations and for helping us spread the word about the contest!

Rebuilding Together joined Lowe’s, HGTV, DIY Network, MyFixitUpLife and Choice Hotels International to find skilled tradespersons throughout the United States that give back to their communities and add value to their industries. Mark has been involved with Rebuilding Together South Sound for 10 years, acting as construction manager and averaging 100 to 150 pre-project home visits per year. He also serves as a house captain on rebuilding days and is a year-round volunteer. He traveled to New Orleans as part of Rebuilding Together’s 50 for 5 event in 2010 and spent a week in New York City recently, aiding hurricane recovery efforts. We would like to thank Mark for all of his hard work and dedication!

Congratulations and thanks to our 5 runners-up

The five runners-up are Darrel Gooler, Mark Elliott of Elliott Remodeling, Bill Hutson of Table Talk Ministries, Nicholas Riley of N Riley Construction and Kevin Wrynn of Kevin Wrynn Carpentry. We would like to thank each of these tradespeople for their service to those in need!

To learn more about the nationwide contest and view the winner and finalists, please visit

Volunteer for SchmoozaPalooza!


The SchmoozaPalooza Trade Show is coming up on Tues. Oct 29th at State Fair Park!  Rebuilding Together OKC is looking for a few volunteers to help run our networking booth.  Volunteers will receive FREE entry into the event. (Tickets are $10 per person includes one drink ticket and a fun way to meet new friends and customers.)  Email if you’d like to volunteer!

To learn more about SchmoozaPalooza check out the OKC Chamber Website!

Disaster Recovery: Ms. Janet Gets a New Roof

Janet roofRoof work by Majestic Roofing

On May 31, when heavy rain, thunderstorms and tornadoes swept through the OKC metro, Ms. Janet’s home took a hard hit.  Her roof was already in need of repair, and these natural disasters made her problems even worse.  “I had to keep buckets in my living room to catch the water when it rained.”  Ms. Janet pointed to a huge hole in her ceiling.  “The water would pour right into my living room.”

Water damages insulation in the attic, sheet-rock on the walls and flooring throughout the home.  Without a roof replacement, Ms. Janet’s home would continue to deteriorate.   Ms. Janet, however, did not have the thousands of dollars it would cost to pay for a new roof.  She turned to Rebuilding Together OKC.

Rebuilding Together OKC, with help from Majestic Roofing, used resources from their Disaster Relief fund, established by grants and generous donors this spring, to replaced Janet’s roof.  “I love the new roof,” said Janet.  “And I know it will be better on my electric bill.”

Ms. Janet, born and raised in Oklahoma City, gets to remain in her home of 17 years.

Rebuilding Together OKC is currently providing disaster relief assistance for clients living in the Oklahoma City metro.  If you are, or know someone who is, in need of repairs caused by the spring severe weather, you can find our application here!