Rebuilding Together-Lincoln County
 P. O. Box 22
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
​​ Our Mission
"Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives"

Our Vision​
"Safe homes and communities for everyone"
The Lincoln County News
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Rebuilding Together: It's All About Helping Your Neighbor
by Mary Brewer, Managing Editor
Last weekend was a fun time here in the region, with the observance of the 30th annual Fishermen's Festival. This weekend, an entirely different type of activity will be underway - one much more subtle, but with a powerful impact. Rebuilding Together, an organization formed only last year locally (nationally, it's been around for awhile, and already has 260 affiliates working in over 865 towns) will be helping deserving local families with projects they are unable to accomplish themselves.
The local Rebuilding Together volunteers will be repainting a house, installing flooring in a kitchen, building one porch and rebuilding another, doing some exterior work to a house, renovating a bathroom, installing windows, tearing down an old barn, landscaping, making some electrical and plumbing improvements, replacing a bulkhead and completing other projects throughout the region.
Last year, they power washed and painted the exterior of a home, painted a kitchen, installed new lighting, and removed a badly deteriorated home and relocated its tenants. They've since poured a slab for a trailer to go on the property, and hope to install it soon, so the tenants can return to the property they've called home for over 45 years - this time with hot running water and an inside bathroom.
We all talk about the importance of being good neighbors and helping those who need it, but Rebuilding Together's volunteers have stepped forward to make a big difference in their community. Their goal: to insure that low-income homeowners live in warmth and safety and can maintain their independence. This Saturday, when they've completed the projects on this year's list, we're confident these hard-working, compassionate people will go to sleep with a deep sense of satisfaction - the kind that only comes when you've given of yourself to help someone else.
They're always looking for volunteers, and there are scores of jobs you can fill, even if you're not able to climb a ladder or paint a house. If you're in a position to help financially, to enable the group to purchase some of the materials needed to complete their projects, send along a check to Rebuilding Together (it's a tax deductible, 501(c)(3) organization), P.O. Box 22, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538. As Robert Putnam, a leading authority on communities, said: "Institutional reform will not work - indeed, it will not happen - unless you and I, along with our fellow citizens, resolve to become reconnected with our friends and neighbors."

Rebuilding Together: A Great Success Story In Three Short Years
[success-story-1] One hundred and seven volunteers gathered last Saturday morning to offer their services for the day to the three-year-old Lincoln County affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a national effort which has accomplished great things in its 17-year career. Seventeen homes of the low in-come, senior citizens, or disabled had been selected for home improvements this year, with a wide variety of projects on the agenda: building two ramps for the handicapped, painting the exterior of two homes, installing a new driveway, repairing some decks and porches, and undertaking miscellaneous carpentry, plumbing, electrical repair or winterizing tasks. The "Rakettes'' also handled yard work at various sites.
[success-story-2] After coffee and doughnuts at 7:30 a.m, the volunteers set out for their assigned projects, organized by John McCormack, who was in charge of referrals and house selections. Vie Taylor served as Project Manager this year, while Steve Lorrain was responsible for overseeing the skilled volunteers, and Sally Barter and Lee Hammond helped organize the unskilled volunteers.
When they were able, some home-owners assisted the volunteers with the projects. One appreciative lady had even cooked home-made brownies for her workers. Volunteer Sarah Giles had prepared "gourmet" bag lunches for all the volunteers.
This year's Rebuilding Together project was considered a whopping success, thanks to the efforts of all the volunteers, and the generous discounts and donations from area merchants.
In its three-year history here in Lincoln County, the effort has grown from two houses the first year to 17 this year. by Mary Brewer, Managing Editor

Winterizing Is Hot Topic For Rebuilding Together
The mission of Rebuilding Together/Lincoln County is to help low income homeowners - particularly those who are elderly and/or disabled, and families with children so that they can live in warmth, safety and independence.

"We are extremely grateful to be a part of a community that is so compassionate and giving. Thank you so very much for helping to make a difficult situation more tolerable."
- Southport resident

"The Rebuilding Together volunteers did a wonderful job installing a new roof for me and I appreciate it so much."
- Wiscasset homeowner

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the new storm door."
- Boothbay homeowner

"Words of appreciation cannot begin to express my gratitude to Rebuilding Together for all you did for me. I think if it were possible, my house would be smiling as much as I am."
- Boothbay Harbor Resident

"We want to thank each and every one of you for the new door and floor."
- Boothbay homeowner

Satisfied Homeowners