“We know you have many choices when it comes to your money and your time. Thank you for choosing Rebuilding Together Saratoga County.”
This final remark from EJ Harkins, Emcee of Rebuilding Together Saratoga County’s 14th Annual Fundraising Dinner and Board Vice President might sound a little familiar. EJ shared that he was recently coming back from a trip on a Southwest flight and a similar statement is always made by Southwest flight attendants as the plane lands. For EJ, this statement rang true as he thought about the significant contributions businesses, volunteers, and community partners make to Rebuilding Together.
Each year Rebuilding Together Saratoga County’s Annual Fundraising Dinner seems to get bigger and better. This year was no different. Held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs, hundreds of Rebuilding Together friends and supporters came together to celebrate and recognize the significant contributions the organization makes in individual people’s lives and in the community as a whole.
During the evening’s formal program, two special guests were given awards for their long-standing relationship with Rebuilding Together Saratoga County and their generous contributions over the years. Jean McLellan received the 2017 Volunteer Award and Saratoga Builders Association represented by Barry Potoker received the 2017 Community Partner Award.
The program also included an introduction to the Frolish family. This family is a true testament to what it means to persevere and live life to its fullest. Tina and Alex Frolish’s two sons, Peter and Philip, are battling Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and move around the world in wheelchairs. Rebuilding Together Saratoga County is delighted to be part of this family’s home renovation project that will allow the boys to move around their home more safely and independently.
In the 14 years since its founding, Rebuilding Together Saratoga County has renovated and revitalized more than 840 homes and 77 nonprofit centers with the help of more than 8,200 volunteers who have dedicated 49,500 hours of their time, bringing hope and renewed pride to homeowners in need throughout Saratoga County.
We all have so many choices when it comes to supporting worthy community organizations and causes. Rebuilding Together Saratoga County would not be what it is today without the support of its volunteers, community and business partners, and generous donors. Thank you for your support!