Rebuilding Together Duneland (RTD) had their first board meeting earlier
this month on Sept. 4 to discuss the April 26, 2014 work day.
This year’s board and subcommittee members are as follows: President
-Jocelyn Hibshman; Vice President - Sam Allie; Treasurer - Scott Mundell;
Secretary-Brian Erxleben; Fundraising Chair - Keith Davison; Public
Relations Director - Nancy Veselica; Work Day Co-Chairmen - Mike Dunlap and
Ryan Groceman; Volunteer Coordinator - Tiffany Bley; Logistics Coordinator -
Diana Gill and Materials Coordinator - Alex Mitchell.
Anyone interested in becoming a committee member can call 926-3233, the
organization is always looking for energetic and talented volunteers
throughout the year and especially on the work day.
Donations and applications are accepted year round; however, to be
considered for the 2014 work day, the deadline for homeowner applications is
Any homeowner who lives in the Duneland School District that is financially
and/or physically unable to make necessary improvements to their home, with
an emphasis on the elderly, disabled and families with children may be
eligible for help. In order to attract a greater number of qualified
candidates and sufficient donations, an earlier deadline was needed to
ensure a smoother and more efficient work day.
Applications can be found online at
at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce, Hopkins ACE Hardware and the
Westchester Public Library. Requests for an application may be sent to P.O.
Box 644, Chesterton, IN, 46304 and also may be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 926-3233.
“We’re looking to raise over $40,000 this year to meet the needs of local
homeowners with less resources,” said Keith Davison.
Businesses or individuals sponsoring a home also have the opportunity for a
day of volunteer team building with their employees. Rebuilding Together
Duneland is an affiliate of the nation’s largest volunteer home
rehabilitation organization which helps struggling homeowners lead safe,
secure and independent lives.