Latest Blog Posts

Keeping Alex safe

April 12, 2018 — General

Alex’s mom, Barbara, is determined not to let anything hurt him. But the way the family’s home is built means a constant risk of injury – either Alex, or to her.  Understanding this unusual situation means grasping the family’s choices, Alex’s unique, challenging medical needs, and the physical limitations of the family’s immaculately-clean Aloha duplex. […]

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In Partnership with DAVS

April 11, 2016 — General

Mr. and Ms. H came to RTWC through Washington County Disabilities, Aging, and Veterans Services (DAVS) agency.  Ms. H cannot shower by herself or get her self up or down.  Relying on a walker or cane and her husband, who has his own physical limitations, daily life can sometimes be a struggle. The H-es are […]

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Helping Ms. H

April 1, 2016 — Mission Matters, National Rebuilding Day

On April 30th, RTWC and Tualatin Rotary will be repairing siding and painting the home of Ms. H. Ms. H was first introduced to RTWC’s home repair program last July through her case manager at Washington County’s Disabilities, Aging, and Veterans Service Department. The case manager and Ms. H. had identified a number of repair needs […]

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A Sponsorship in Honor of Bob

February 5, 2016 — National Rebuilding Day

Rebuilding Together Washington County (RTWC) is starting its year off the same way it has for the past 20 years, preparing for National Rebuilding Day. Over the years, we have helped keep hundreds of local families safe, warm, dry, and living in their own homes by providing free home repairs. Our National Rebuilding Day work […]

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Why Donations Count — An Interview with Tim Drain

December 4, 2015 — Mission Matters

Tim was elected president of the board in 2013 and has remained active as a supporter and driving force behind RTWC since. One of the things that Tim feels strongly about, is helping homeowners we help – low income families, elderly, persons with disabilities, and veterans. “I see RTWC as a safety net for homeowners […]

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Safe at Home – Ms. V’s story

November 6, 2015 — Mission Matters

The primary focus of Rebuilding Together Washington County is to keep Washington County homeowners safe. When it comes to home repair, this can mean a number of modifications and enhancements ranging from installing smoke detectors to removing tripping hazards to fixing doors to building ramps. For a homeowner in Beaverton, Ms. V, repairs meant that […]

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RTWC, Affordable Housing, & Alden Potter

October 2, 2015 — Affordable Housing

Rebuilding Together Washington County (RTWC) has been around since 1994. The mission to keep people safe, warm, dry, and living independently in their own homes remains the same.  Or, as RTWC’s project manager Alden Potter, “We help people who otherwise would not be able to help themselves.” RTWC’s work may not have changed, but Portland has. […]

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