Rebuilding Together OKC Inc.
730 West Wilshire Blvd, #108
Oklahoma City OK 73116-7781
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Rebuilding Together OKC
Mission Statement
Rebuilding lives and neighborhoods… making homes safe, warm and dry.
Rebuilding Day Volunteers with Mr. Camren.
Contact Information
Contact Name Mike Edmison
Contact email contact@rebuildingtogetherokc.org
Address 730 West Wilshire Blvd, #108
Oklahoma City, OK 73116 7781
Phone (405) 607-0464
Fax 405-607-0362
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/rtca/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Community Agency Partner
In-kind donations of tools and building materials
In-kind donations of skilled labor
Mail/Phone/Fax/Send Carrier Pigeon
JustGive/PayPal/Facebook Donate 
Annual Events: Topgolf 4 Homes + Barn Raising Bash
Volunteer for Year-Round Program as individual or team
Volunteer for Rebuilding Day as individual or team
Skilled + unskilled volunteers welcome
 
 
 
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $830,000.00
Projected Expenses $830,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
Christmas in April1992
Supported Organization Rebuilding Together OKC
Year Founded 1992
IRS Ruling Year 1994
State Registration Expiration Apr 2015
Statements
Mission
Rebuilding lives and neighborhoods… making homes safe, warm and dry.
Background
Rebuilding Together began as Christmas in April in 1973 in Midland, Texas, where local community leaders and volunteers assisted a senior neighbor in need by rehabilitating her home. The program spread, and the national organization Christmas in April USA was founded in 1988 and now offers assistance through 200 affiliates across the country.
 
The Oklahoma City affiliate launched it's first annual work day in April of 1992 as a joint effort of Areawide Aging Agency and the Junior League of Oklahoma City. The first year they facilitated repairs at 19 homes in the metro area.
 
The OKC affiliate was totally volunteer run for the first five years.  A national initiative changed the name in 2001 to Rebuilding Together, when services became available throughout the year instead of just on one Saturday.
 
Most seniors prefer to stay in their homes and age in place - and we can help them do so. The cost of nursing homes and assisted living can range from $35,000 to $50,000 per year - way beyond what our clients can afford. Some survive on as little as $500/mo - most are living strictly off their social security. 
Impact
We provide free home repairs and accessibility modifications for low-income senior homeowners. Work is done primarily by volunteers (both skilled and unskilled) with an average of 2,000 each year.  Applicants must be 55 years of age or older, own their home and live in the greater OKC area. Our focus is improvements that keep them safe, warm and dry, and allow them to stay in their homes and age in place.  Our average client is 72 years old, has an income of $1,150/mo. and has been in their home 20+ years. 
Needs
Our current needs:
 
1. Skilled Volunteers - As a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, we are continually looking for volunteers of all skill levels willing to donate their time and expertise.  We especially need volunteers with experience in carpentry, drywall, siding, roofing, and bathroom/kitchen remodeling, along with licensed plumbers, electricians and HVAC repairmen. 
 
2. Cash Donations - We rely heavily on individual, corporate and foundation support. Although we helped more people last year than the previous year, we had several on our waiting list at year end.  With more funding, we will be able to complete more repairs.  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated.  We accept them via mail, online, and over the phone. 
 
3. In-Kind Donations - We continually seek in-kind materials.  We need electrical, lighting, plumbing, and roofing materials, along with painting supplies, doors, windows and hand tools to complete needed repairs for our homeowners.
 
5. Increasing our name recognition - We have a Marketing Committee to work alongside the Development Manager in increasing our name recognition through the OKC community.  We would appreciate partnerships from media outlets, advertising agencies and marketing professionals to assist with creating a marketing plan for the coming fiscal year.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Serving our homeowners is a responsibility we at Rebuilding Together OKC take very seriously.  Our mission to Rebuilding Lives and Neighborhoods is executed through much needed home repairs including roofing, electrical, plumbing, heat and air and home modifications including grab bars, walk-in tubs, etc. 
 
By keeping a low administrative cost, our organization makes the best impact we can in our community.  And, we understand that our repairs are more than physical in nature.  As one homeowner stated, "You don't simply rebuild homes, you rebuild lives." 
 
Rebuilding Together OKC has served Oklahoma City since 1992 and each year our scope of work, amount of lives touched and energy in our community increases. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Midwest City/Del City
Edmond
Oklahoma City
Bethany
Warr Acres/Putnam City
Oklahoma County
The Village
Spencer
Oklahoma County
Boundaries: Post Road/County Line Road & Danforth/S.W. 89th 
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Housing, Shelter/Senior Citizens' Housing, Retirement Communities
Tertiary Organizational Category Housing, Shelter/Home Improvement/Repairs
Programs
Description

Every spring since 1992, our “Rebuilding Day” event has taken place and volunteer teams have repaired over 2,200 homes of low-income seniors in our community. Volunteer teams from local businesses, churches, corporations, hospitals, etc. get together and make FREE home repairs to a home they have been assigned based on skill level.

Rebuilding Together teams complete repairs such as: general cleaning, interior and exterior painting, laying new carpet, repairing kitchen cabinets and counter tops, repairing floors, hanging new doors and windows, repairing siding, repairing roof leaks, installing grab bars in bathrooms, installing handrails on porches and many more needed repairs.

Strategy
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Elderly and/or Disabled Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
This past year, we have worked at 236 homes and helped 347 individuals remain in their homes safe, warm and dry.  While our repairs are not generally "extreme home makeovers," we do what we feel is necessary to make the greatest impact. 
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. In its twenty-one years of existence, Rebuilding Together OKC has worked at over 2,000 homes and returned over $20 million in value to our community.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Our overall objective is to help as many seniors as possible remain safe, warm and dry in their homes.  We want them to be able to age in place with grace and dignity.  We survey our clients in three intervals - immediately following, six months following, and one year following our services.  We do this in order to learn the impact we are making on their lives, to discover ways to improve what we do and to make life better for future homeowners. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Kenneth, a 73 year old Cold War veteran, is disabled due to a cerebral hemorrhage/stroke and is confined to a wheelchair.  Caring for their grandchildren, her brother and Kenneth falls to his wife, Sammie, age 69. His autistic brother-in-law, lives with them, and their daughter, who suffers from Lupus, lives next door with her 2 children. Small framed and with severe arthritis, she has fallen on several occasions helping Kenneth into the bathroom. And without a ramp, he was confined to their home.
     We built a ramp, widened doorways, installed new windows, a front door, a storm door and new floor covering throughout their home, and painted the interior.  Sammie said,  “Sometimes I wake up in the middle of night and think ‘I can’t believe we are getting all this done.’ The volunteers are the nicest group of people!  They are friendly, polite and really care about what they are doing.   It has been an excellent experience.  I just have to pinch myself.”
Description

    The Year Round Program was established for repair needs that cannot wait until spring. Individual skilled volunteers work year-round to make free repairs on homes of low-income seniors in Oklahoma City to make them moresafe, warm and dry.

    The most common repairs made year-round are emergency plumbing or electrical repairs, grab bar installation in bathrooms, along with hand-held shower heads, shower seats, and raised toilet seats, handrails on porches and stairways, and wheelchair ramps.

    Strategy
    Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
    Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
    In our 2010-2011 fiscal year we made 59 plumbing, 15 electrical and 25 heat repairs.
    Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
    People are able to stay in their homes for as long as possible.  Over 90% of clients from the last 5 years were still in their homes per researching ownership via the Oklahoma County Assessor's website.
    Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
    We survey each client after work is completed.
    Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

    Rebuilding Together, Again I offer my sincere thanks for
    helping make it possible for replacing my water line. I feel honored to have been chosen for such a project. We take such things for granted
    until they fail to function. Also, a very big thank you to the many sponsors. I will tell all I know about RT. 
    Again, thank you very much, and God bless you. Sincerely, Betty Tinsley

    Description

    We widen doorways, build ramps, and install handrails, hand-held shower heads, bath benches, raised toilet seats and grab bars.   We stretch carpet and repair/replace flooring to remove tripping hazards.  Sometimes we are able to do more extensive bathroom and kitchen renovations such as converting bathtubs to showers and lowering kitchen cabinets. All
    modifications increase our clients’ mobility and prevent falls. Our work allows people to stay in their homes and maintain their independence. And many times they allow people confined to wheelchairs to bath themselves, cook for themselves and safely get in and out of their home, which was often a challenge.

    Strategy
    Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
    Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. It is difficult to measure what accidents we prevent, however we do track the number of improvements made.  Last year we built 33 ramps and installed 70 grab bars, 12 ADA toilets, 27 raised toilet seats, 33 shower chairs and 152 handrails.
    Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
    We are allowing people to age in place and maintain their independence.  It prevents or deters their having to move into a nursing or assisted living facility and stretches their savings.
    Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
    By surveying clients.  But as mentioned above, it is hard to measure what falls and accidents we prevent.
    Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
     “God bless you and thank you for the handicapped
    toilet and the wonderful heat.” -Jan Kordic
    “Your help was very much appreciated. Thank you for the grab bars, they have been very helpful to me.” -Marlene J. Baucom-Quintero
    "We had an old bathroom and it was bad we had an old bathtub and it was hard for my husband to get into and out. We heard of RT. We got hold of them and talked to them to see if we could get some help. So one day they called and told us they would
    help and it was a little while and finally one day they called us. They called us they would come out and start working and get all the old stuff out. They started working and finally they got it fixed. We have a nice bathroom and they put a shower in and grab bars in. We really likeit. It is so nice and beautiful. We just love it and we appreciate it." - Betty & Curtis Cellan

    Description
    Roofs repairs and replacements are a growing need.  And many times if we cannot address the roof, other work on the home is not possible.  Leaks cause the walls and floors beneath to deteriorate and erase our efforts.
    Strategy
    Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
    Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
    Last year we were able to replace 18 roof and repair 2.  This year we anticipate approximately the same results, and will end the year with over 20 on our waiting list.
    Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
    We are keeping people in their homes and preventing further deterioration.
    Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
    Basically we track the number of repairs and people served.
    Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

    Lynne Hardesty– "A band of angels pulled away from my ol’ house for the last time. I must tell you with the good will and comradelythroughout the extensive repairs – it pulled heavy at my heartstrings to finally watch them go.

    My gratitude to these grand souls! From room to room, inside to outside, roof to crawl space, these marvelous multi-faceted craftsmen and engineers just did not stop! From beginning to finish I can’t, can’t,cannot say enough about these fellas – nor thank them every adequately. You must know that this acknowledgement could go on for pages and pages. A fairy tale
    actually took place here!"



    Comments on Programs
    CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
    Our challenge is to meet the existing and growing need for our services.   We continue to seek new sources of funding and in-kind support, and to recruit more skilled and licensed volunteers.  With people living longer and outliving their savings, we know the future will bring even more need in our community.  We also know that by keeping people in their homes, we not only reduce their cost of living, but also improve neighborhoods, housing and the potential insurance and healthcare expenses that we all bear.  Our board is in the process of guaranteeing that we operate in the most efficient manner possible, while providing as much service to our clients as possible.  There are a lot of opportunities to grow our funding base and touch more people in need - and we are determined to do what it takes to take care of our aging population.
    CEO/Executive Director
    CEO/Executive Director Mike Edmison
    Start Date May 2015
    Email mike@rebuildingtogetherokc.org
    Experience Mike Edmison joined Rebuilding Together OKC in May 2015 and will be responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations, as well as planning and development of future growth. He joins Rebuilding Together OKC from A Chance to Change Foundation located in Oklahoma City, where Edmison served as Development Director overseeing fundraising and development. Additionally, he has served several prominent organizations including Oklahoma City University, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, the YWCA of Oklahoma City and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. He is a graduate of the Wimberly School of Religion at Oklahoma City University.
    Senior Staff
    NameTitle
    Brett CreceliusProgram Manager
    Mackenzie LoveDevelopment Manager
    Staff
    Number of Full-time Staff 6
    Number of Part-time Staff 1
    Number of Contract Staff 0
    Number of Volunteers 3486
    Staff Retention Rate 80
    Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
    Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
    Management reports to board? Yes
    Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 1
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
    Caucasian 6
    Hispanic/Latino 0
    Other 0 0
    Staff Demographics - Gender
    Male 2
    Female 5
    Organizational Plans
    Fundraising Plan Under Development
    Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
    Communication Plan Under Development
    Strategic Plan Under Development
    Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
    Management Succession Plan Yes
    Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
    Affiliations
    AffiliationYear
    Rebuilding Together1992
    Risk Management Provisions
    Automobile Insurance
    Commercial General Liability
    Government Licenses
    Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
    Board Chair
    Name Mr. Matthew Price
    Company Affiliation UPT - United Petroleum Transport
    Term June 2015 to June 2017
    Board of Directors
    List Current as of Apr 07, 2017
    Board of Directors List
    NameAffiliationStatus
    Advisory Todd Archer Healthsmart Benefit SolutionsVoting
    Advisory Justin Baldwin Baldwin & Co CPA's
    Advisory Cassie Bowen Community VolunteerVoting
    Director Clay Cockrill Manhattan ConstructionVoting
    Director Jack Coffman Community VolunteerVoting
    Treasurer Becky Denny Community VolunteerVoting
    Past President Claude Drabek Drabek & HillVoting
    Director Jody East OKC ThunderVoting
    Director Rachel Evans Devon Energy CorporationVoting
    Director Evan Grace Crossfirst Bank
    Director Rick Greenwell The Boeing CompanyVoting
    Director Blake Hurlbutt ProBuild
    Director Rick Johnson Frankfurt Short Bruza
    Vice-President Cole Marshall Mcaffee & TaftVoting
    Director Jared Mashaney Love's Travel & Country Stores
    Director Kym Mason KMFreeman LLC
    Advisory John McCharen EMCS Inc.
    Director Gary Owen Gary Owen Productions, IncVoting
    President Mathew Price United Petroleum TransportsVoting
    Director Jeff Simpsen Quantum FormsVoting
    Secretary Russ Sullins InsuricaVoting
    Director Beverly Travis Presbyterian Health Foundation
    Advisory Todd Wedel Wedel Rahill & Assoc., CPA's, PLCVoting
    Board Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 0
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
    Caucasian 18
    Hispanic/Latino 0
    Native American/American Indian 0
    Board Demographics - Gender
    Male 13
    Female 5
    Governance
    Board Term Lengths 3 years
    Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
    Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 15 %
    Board Orientation Yes
    Constituency Includes Client Representation No
    Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
    Standing Committees
    Board Governance
    Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
    Finance
    Executive
    Marketing
    Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
    Comments on Board & Governance
    CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
    We are being very deliberate when recruiting and selecting diverse board members and board members with the capacity to raise or give a significant level of financial support.  Whereas we began as a very hands-on group, the transition to a true governance and fundraising board is slow but worthwhile.
    Foundation Staff Comments Jackec
    Current Fiscal Year
    Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
    Current Year Budgeted Total Income $830,000
    Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $830,000
    IRS Letter of Determination
    Prior Three Years' Financial History
    Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
    Fiscal Year201620152014
    Total Revenue$945,106$1,843,581$2,081,163
    Total Expenses$1,605,061$2,003,597$1,378,608
    Revenue Less Expenses($659,955)($160,016)$702,555
    Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
    Fiscal Year201620152014
    Contributions$321,033$233,605$261,637
    Foundation and
    Corporation Contributions
    $332,534$951,840$1,189,396
    Government Contributions$0$0$0
    Federal------
    State------
    Local------
    Unspecified------
    Individual Contributions------
    ------
    $28,098$69,769$2,500
    Investment Income, Net of Losses$6,054$8,454$6,121
    Unrealized Gain/Loss($6,381)($4,679)$8,831
    Membership Dues------
    Special Events$128,862$96,901$177,660
    Revenue In-Kind$80,435$471,627$435,018
    Other$54,471$16,064--
    Expense Allocation
    Fiscal Year201620152014
    Program Expense$1,306,971$1,865,117$1,247,726
    Administration Expense$165,636$128,480$23,244
    Fundraising Expense$118,204--$97,638
    Payments to Affiliates$14,250$10,000$10,000
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.590.921.51
    Program Expense/Total Expenses81%93%91%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue26%0%7%
    Assets and Liabilities
    Fiscal Year201620152014
    Total Assets$319,069$991,095$1,141,121
    Current Assets$113,511$117,330$1,004,703
    Long-Term Liabilities------
    Current Liabilities$32,479$46,669$36,679
    Total Net Assets$286,590$944,426$1,104,442
    Solvency
    Short Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201620152014
    Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.492.5127.39
    Long Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201620152014
    Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
    Funding Sources
    Top Funding Sources
    Fiscal Year201620152014
    Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporations $332,534Foundation & Corporations $951,840Foundation & Corporations $1,189,396
    Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $321,033Revenue In-Kind $471,627Revenue In-Kind $435,018
    Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $128,862Contributions $233,605Contributions $261,637
    Endowment? Yes
    Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
    Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
    Credit Line? No
    Reserve Fund? Yes
    Capital Campaign
    Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
    Comments on Financials
    Foundation Staff Comments
    Fiscal year 2016, and 2015 financial summary are per the organization's IRS Form 990. Fiscal year 2014 is from audited financial statements. Therefore, you may see some discrepancies in the breakout of revenue, expenses, totals assets and/or net assets going from the audited financials to the Form 990s.
     
    Note 1: Revenues and expenses are shown net of 'Donated Goods & Services.' 
    Note 2: Fiscal year 2016 had a prior period adjustment of $8,500.  It was added to the Total Revenue and to Other Revenue section in order for the Net Assets to roll properly.
     
    Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

    The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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    Address 730 West Wilshire Blvd, #108
    Oklahoma City, OK 73116 7781
    Primary Phone 405 607-0464
    Give to Endowment http://occf.org/rtca/
    CEO/Executive Director Mike Edmison
    Board Chair Mr. Matthew Price
    Board Chair Company Affiliation UPT - United Petroleum Transport

     

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