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Rebuilding Together Acadiana has had the opportunity to serve with many UL Lafayette AmeriCorps members throughout the year. We could not have done it them and appreciate the time they’ve taken to give back to our community. With the help of these AmeriCorps members, Rebuilding Together Acadiana was able to build a total of 10 wheelchair ramps as well as complete various home repairs for low-income, elderly and/or disabled homeowners. Thank you for your service and we hope to see some of you next year!

We still have some projects that could use your help! If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with Rebuilding Together Acadiana, please give us a call: (337) 291-9910.

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Rebuilding Recap

We hope everyone enjoyed Mardi Gras, and has fully recovered! Things are starting to settle down here at Rebuilding Together Acadiana after our big MLK service project. Over 60 AmeriCorps/CapacityCorps members from Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide,  plus local volunteers and the UL AmeriCorps members, helped us repair seven homes in the Monroe Neighborhood here in Lafayette. With just a few minor repairs left for two of the homes, we are happy to say the service week was a success! Before long, we’ll be ramping up for our Annual Rebuilding Days, so if you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering with us, give us a call at (337) 291-9910 or email karleigh.rtacadiana@gmail.com .

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MLK

Rebuilding Together’s MLK Week of Service is almost here! RTA is very excited to be hosting 100+ AmeriCorps/CapacityCorps members, AmeriCorps alumni and other volunteers from across the country. We will revitalize eight homes in the Monroe Neighborhood. The eight homes, located on two streets, provide us with the opportunity to make a big impact on our targeted area. Thanks to our partnership with Bridge Ministry of Acadiana, Inc. we have been able to make a connection to this neighborhood and its residents. A new partnership with Project Front Yard will further allow us to impact the Monroe Neighborhood and promote Rebuilding Together Acadiana’s overall cause.

If you or someone you know would like to participate in our MLK event:

Email us at karleigh.rtacadiana@gmail.com

Or give us a call at (337) 291-9910

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This past Saturday was National Make A Difference Day, and this awesome crew sure did make a difference for a homeowner this weekend.

Thanks to Ron, Julie, Jeff and Wendy for spending their Saturday with us!  Here they are in action:

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Welcome our newest members!

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Karleigh, Caroline, and Brooks with the first ramp of the semester!

Karleigh Presutti hails from New York. She has some experience in Interior Design and an Associates degree in Individual Studies from Alfred State. She is very excited about starting her new adventure on the Rebuilding Together Team and gaining some construction knowledge. She loves meeting new people making a difference in her community. She is always willing to help so feel free to ask her anything!!

Caroline Beachy! is a recent graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Caroline has always had a strong interest in working with non-profits and is looking forward to this opportunity to stand behind a service she feels strongly about through building relationships within the community and helping families in need. Caroline enjoys the simple things in life and spending time with the ones she loves.

These ladies have already rocked out two ramps, and are fitting in quite well! We’re pretty excited about the upcoming year!

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That’s right, people. It just got real. We have our first intern, and if today is any indication, she’s going to be a hit. Meet Adrianna, a rising senior at Acadiana High. She came to us through an internship program with the Business and Finance Department, and wants to learn about how a non-profit is run. In her school’s marching band, she is a clarinet star and section leader, so we know we have a quality leader already!

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There she is in the middle with the rest of the RTA crew! Welcome, Adrianna. We hope you learn a lot, and have a great experience here. And that you become a ramp-building master and impress all your friends with your construction skills.

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We’re looking to expand our RT family by adding a new board member!  If you’re interested in joining our (super awesome) team, a link to the application is below.

Board Application

Bonus picture of one of our Rebuilding Day teams with Mr. Joseph, an amazing homeowner:

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