Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is proud to support community-based programs that help to improve the health and wellness of children and families in New Mexico. They are dedicated to sharing the stories of how community partners make a difference and are supporting Rebuilding Together Sandoval County with a Blue Impact grant. This funding supports RTSC's Home Repairs for Low-Income Families program.
Budget Dumpster is a dumpster rental company that serves homeowners, business owners and nonprofits across the United States. We recently partnered with Budget Dumpster in May 2023 where we used one of their roll off dumpsters during a deck and fence demolition to help a local veteran. Budget Dumpster covered the cost of the rental and waste disposal through its in-kind Dumpster Donation program, which supports nonprofits.
Clayton Homes is a new 2023 partner for RTSC. They put their goal of "develop housing innovations that improve lives and build a better tomorrow" into action. They approached RTSC about partnering on a project in Sandoval County. We will be doing two home build days with Clayton Team Members from the local Clayton Homes as well as representatives from their national office. We're excited to start this partnership and welcome their commitment to our community.
Since the inception of our partnership in 2007, Rebuilding Together and Lowe’s have collaborated closely to deepen our impact in neighborhoods and communities nationwide. Over the past three years, RTSC has received generous grants from Lowe’s to help Low-Income Veterans in Sandoval County maintain their homes. Over the past two years, we have assisted six Veteran households with critical home repairs and improvements, including roof replacement, window replacement, mold remediation, and renovations to accommodate disabled Vets.
Marathon Petroleum Company supports RTSC with Community Investment Contributions, to be used for home repairs in Placitas, NM where Marathon operates a petroleum pipeline. We greatly appreciate their support to improve the quality of life for residents in our community.
RTSC was awarded a United Way of North Central New Mexico Community Impact Grant for another year extending their support to June 2023. The newest grant represents an increase in funding over past years and will allow us to serve another 36 families this year. Our work aligns with the UWNCNM mission by promoting housing stability and safety in underserved communities in Sandoval County.
Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) offers competitive Community Investment grants to support non-profit organizations that are helping families in crisis provide and sustain a stable home environment, especially for families with children. RTSC received one of these corporate grants from Sandia in 2022 and the funds will be used to provide a stable home environment for families by correcting significant housing problems that impact the ability of the family to remain in their home safely. Our program will bridge the gap between the extreme need for home repairs among low-income households and the lack of available comprehensive home repair services in our county.
Home Depot began partnering with RTSC in the Spring of 2023. 24 Home Depot volunteers joined our Rebuild Team to repair a decaying deck and replace half of a missing fence for a veteran and his wife. Home Depot provided all the necessary materials as well as the volunteer labor who made up our deck, fence, and stair build teams. Given Home Depot's commitment to our community, they also added new landscaping and cleared the entire yard of weeds. The homeowners were beyond thrilled. Their wheelchair ramp now connects to their deck, and they can safely come and go from their front and back doors. RTSC is excited to partner with the team from Home Depot and are already scheduling our next projects.
PNM Resources Foundation has supported RTSC since 2019 through its Vision Grant program. PNM shares a vision of New Mexico having affordable housing, reduced homelessness, safe and vibrant communities. PNMR has funded six RTSC projects providing much-needed home repairs for low-income families. Our work has promoted affordable housing, by allowing families to stay in their existing homes. We have also promoted PNMR’s energy conservation objectives by replacing inefficient single pane windows with modern, energy-efficient, low-E dual pane windows in multiple homes.
RTSC has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) agency to provide essential home repairs for low-income households in rural communities within Sandoval County. USDA RD has awarded two Housing Preservation Grants to RTSC which will be used to provide no-cost home modifications and critical repairs for qualified families to improve safety and accessibility in the home and preserve aging structures. Grant funding will be used to repair 38 homes in Sandoval County.