CHESTERTON | Rebuilding Together Duneland (RTD) had their first board meeting on September 4 to discuss the April 26, 2014 work day. This year’s board and subcommittee members are as follows: President –Jocelyn Hibshman; Vice President – Sam Allie; Treasurer – Scott Mundell; Secretary-Brian Erxleben; Fundraising Chair – Keith Davison; Public Relations Director – Nancy Veselica; Work Day Co-Chairmen – Mike Dunlap and Ryan Groceman; Volunteer Coordinator – Tiffany Bley; Logistics Coordinator – Diana Gill and Materials Coordinator – Alex Mitchell. Anyone interested in becoming a committee member can call us at 926-3233, our organization is always looking for energetic and talented volunteers throughout the year and especially on the work day!
Donations and applications are accepted year round; however, to be considered for the 2014 work day, the deadline for homeowner applications is November 15, 2013. Any homeowner who lives in the Duneland School District that is financially and/ or physically unable to make necessary improvements to their home, with an emphasis on the elderly, disabled and families with children may be eligible for help. In order to attract a greater number of qualified candidates and sufficient donations, an earlier deadline was needed to ensure a smoother and more efficient work day. Applications can be found on online at www.rtduneland.org, at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce, Hopkins Ace Hardware and the Westchester Public Library. Requests for an application may be sent to us at P.O. Box 644, Chesterton, IN 46304 and also may be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 926-3233.
“We’re looking to raise over $40,000 this year to meet the needs of local homeowners with less resources. We are here to help!” said Keith Davison. Businesses or individuals sponsoring a home also have the opportunity for a day of volunteer team building with their employees. Rebuilding Together Duneland is an affiliate of the nation’s largest volunteer home rehabilitation organization which helps struggling homeowners lead safe, secure and independent lives.