Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.

Fall 2022 Newsletter

A word from our President

These are exciting times at RTSC. We’re helping more families every day through new grants and other generous contributions. We are now hosting corporate volunteer events for some of our corporate donors. We’re also trying to spread the word through social media so more people can learn what we are doing here in Sandoval County.

We couldn’t do any of this without the generous contributions of our sponsors and volunteers.  Together, we are making a huge difference in the lives of neighbors throughout the county.

Thank you!


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Bradley Wood, ECHM

President of the Board of Directors

For those readers who want to stay connected with our our work and opportunities to get involved, please check out our social media pages here.
"The positive impact from this program is huge, I cannot show enough gratitude. We were in a real dilemma with the leaking roof and I can't express how much you helped us." – Veteran Homeowner, Rio Rancho.
FY 2023 By the Numbers – We are making a real impact with your help.

During our last fiscal year, we assisted 55 individuals residing in 31 households. Of the 31 households we served, 23 were in Bernalillo, 7 in Rio Rancho, and 1 in Placitas. These are your neighbors, who benefit from our donor’s generosity in so many ways.

We routinely send out client surveys to solicit feedback on how our services improve the lives of our clients. For the last fiscal year, surveys indicated the following:

83% reported that our work made them feel safer in the home.
83% reported that our work made the home healthier to live in.
83% reported that our work made the home more comfortable.
67% reported that our work made it easier to care for their own needs.
50% reported that our work reduced chances of falling in the home.
83% reported that our work freed up money to pay for other necessities.
50% reported that our work reduced utility bills.
67% reported that our work improved the value of the home.
“I can’t express how thankful I am for all you have done for me. My house is not falling apart. The new roof has saved my house from major repairs in the future (which I could never afford)” – Senior Citizen Homeowner, Bernalillo.
16 Homes Repaired with USDA Housing Preservation Grant Funds

To date, we have completed 16 home repair projects under the 2020 USDA Housing Preservation Grant. Another 5 projects are in various stages of completion, bringing the total to 21 households served when grant funding is used up.

These projects prioritize repairs that preserve the structural integrity of the home and/or improve resident health and safety. All work to date has benefitted low-income homeowners in rural communities within Sandoval County.

RTSC has already been awarded a second Housing Preservation Grant which will allow us to assist 17 more households in rural Sandoval County in the coming year.
Bathroom renovations assisted a client with Parkinson’s Disease by converting a tub to roll-in shower, widening doorways, and installing handrails.

Sandia National Labs Volunteers assist with wheelchair ramp construction

Volunteers from Sandia National Labs and the Anasazi Meadows neighborhood donated their time and enthusiasm on an August Saturday to build wheelchair ramps for a Bernalillo family. The project was funded in part with a generous donation from Sophia’s Giving Circle.

This was our first time working with Sandia National Labs volunteers and it was a great experience for us and the homeowner. Everyone was super nice, and they did a great job on a complex ramp project. We are very grateful for everyone's help. Check out their article about the project using the link below.
Read Here

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico grant will make homes safer and healthier for low-income families

RTSC received a $25,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico’s (BCBSNM) Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® initiative. 

“We’re especially proud to support programs that address housing issues in the communities we serve,” said Janice Torrez, BCBSNM president. “A family’s health can depend on the quality of their living conditions. RTSC’s program is making a direct impact on the lives of New Mexicans by helping them maintain their homes and reducing the negative effects that housing deficiencies can have on families’ well-being.”

With the awarded funding, RTSC expects to serve at least 10 families, focusing on families with children. These families will be better positioned to find employment, achieve economic mobility, and maintain improved health.

PNM Resources Foundation Reduce Your Use Grant

PNM Resources Foundation has supported RTSC since 2019 through its Vision Grant program. With the last PNMR Foundation “Reduce Your Use” grant, we assisted two homeowners in Rio Rancho by replacing inefficient, broken, and inoperable windows and doors with new energy-efficient fixtures that meet Energy Star requirements.

RTSC is grateful for the support we have received from PNM Resources Foundation, which enables us to complete our mission of providing
essential home repairs for families in our community who cannot afford to maintain their homes. When we do this and achieve energy reduction at the same time, it is truly a win/win. To learn more about the PNM grant, check out the article on our new blog page below.
Read Here

United Way of Central New Mexico Awards Community Impact Grant

RTSC was awarded a United Way of 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 UWCNM mission by promoting housing stability and safety in underserved communities in Sandoval County.
Son Como Son Concert was a Big Success!

Canyon Blues and Jazz, a local nonprofit, organized a concert in Placitas September 25th and RTSC received proceeds from the ticket sales. Music was provided by Son Como Son, undoubtedly one of the most popular Salsa bands in New Mexico and that is saying a lot! We thank everyone at Canyon Blues and Jazz for their support.
Volunteer Opportunities

This is a very important time for RTSC. To keep up with our growth, we’re actively seeking new volunteers to help us realize the potential of the organization to improve our community. As a volunteer, you will work with a team of experienced rebuilders, or on your own, if you prefer. You can even work from the comfort of your own home.

Volunteer Needs:
  • Handy volunteers to do basic DIY jobs like installing grab bars, painting, light drywall patching, etc.
  • Volunteer with a truck to help pickup large donation items. (Usually one to three hours on some Fridays.)
  • Volunteers are needed at our [Re]Build Store in Bernalillo to help sort through incoming donations on Saturdays.
  • Volunteer Coordinator to engage and coordinate volunteers to do work on homes.      
We're open to other ideas too! So, if you want to join our team, please don't
hesitate to reach out via email to  or
call 505-896-3041 to learn more.
Volunteer Today!
Imagine having to choose between fixing the roof over your head and putting food on the table. What if a leak in the roof led to mold growing in your home? Imagine what would happen if home repair needs prevented you from focusing on finding a new job or your children from focusing on learning. What if you no longer had a safe place to call home? At Rebuilding Together, we make home repairs for our neighbors so they don’t have to make those difficult choices.
A special thank you to our corporate partners! 
To learn more about our corporate partners and their impact, please visit our website at
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