A Note from Our Executive Director

It’s Spring! We can see the sun, feel the warmth and finally begin to imagine how beautiful the rest of our spring and summer season will be! It’s time to put on the garden gloves and to think of gardening!  With National Rebuilding Day on April 30th, we started by looking at, and returning to, our roots!  With the help of so many, three projects were successfully completed! More are already in process! Our roots are 30 years strong, they weathered the storm of the past two years, and are now continuing to grow. For us, National Rebuilding Day was like visiting and revisioning this year’s garden!  
All gardens start with a plan! I’m honored to take over the role of our past Executive Directors’ and have begun to plan what our future garden will look like. There are so many opportunities! We have strong roots, a dedicated board and staff team, amazing volunteers, and are supported by our community. These are the bones and elements already in existence and cultivated over the years.       

To grow, we will establish focal points. We have funders and grants that provide opportunity for us to expand our garden. This next year we will strengthen our efforts, increase our outreach in the rural areas of our community, and assist more neighbors in need! We will not lose sight of our current values and mission – and will continue to increase our vision of “safe homes and communities for everyone.”  Our focal points currently include elderly and veterans who are financially in need of support to care for their homes and age in place. 
All gardens need work! We may turn over the soil, apply fertilizer, transplant plants and introduce new elements to the garden. However, the effort will not change our mission of “repairing homes, revitalizing communities, and rebuilding lives.”  We are preparing our 2022 application for distribution in the next month and continue to re-visit past applications for consideration. In the upcoming quarter, Program Manager Wyeth, Program Assistant Kathryn, and I will continue to work to create the beauty that we envision in our 30th year! Additional staff and volunteers are also planned for our future! We will look to maintain as many homes as we can and know that the impact will continue to nurture our community!  

In closing, I just had the opportunity to visit Nebraska and to speak with other Rebuilding Together affiliates that provide support in rural areas! I feel as if I’ve received a healthy dose of weed and feed!    As with all gardens, there are often too many choices but with careful planning our garden will grow! We look forward to showing you the results in the months to come!


We are looking for volunteers who have some knowledge of our organization or that would like to get to know us to help with outreach. Each summer, the Dutchess County Office for the Aging holds Senior Picnics throughout the county on most Wednesdays from about 11am to 2pm. These are an excellent opportunity for seniors in our community to learn about our programs and apply for our services. However, with a small staff, it can be a challenge to cover them thoroughly. We are looking for volunteers to join staff at these events to help talk about our programs.

Dates and locations for availability purposes are available on OFA’s website. If interested, please email Kathryn.

Recent Quotes from Homeowners

We have seen firsthand the amazing things that can happen when our community comes together to give back. This year’s Hudson Valley Gives Day has brought in over $600,000 for nonprofits across the region and is still climbing! Thank you to all who contributed to make where we live a better place.

We are grateful for the support we have received, whether it was by making a donation or by spreading the word. We raised $7,250 of our $10,000. If you haven’t given, you can still help us get there. Donate online or send a check to P.O. Box 3695 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.


We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without partners that believe in us and our mission. Lyndsey Roofing is one such partner who has stepped up to support us time and again. They generously provided a match for our Hudson Valley Gives campaign for the third year in a row and for that we can’t thank them enough. Thank you to everyone at Lyndsey Roofing for making a difference in our community.

Application Cycle Opens June 1

We are very excited to announce that our application cycle for the Rebuilding Day program will open June 1, 2022, with applications accepted through August 31, 2022. Applications received during this time will be considered for service in 2023.

Rebuilding Day is our flagship program. We take a whole house approach in assessing the critical needs of the homeowners in order to maintain a safe and healthy living environment. If you know of someone who may be in need of our assistance or would just like to help spread the word that we are accepting applications during this timeframe, please do so!

Call (845) 454-7310, visit our website or email us with questions.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Half of neighbors said their mental health improved after receiving Rebuilding Together home repairs. Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month?
Learn more about mental health.

National Electrical Safety Month

Each year, more than 47,000 home fires are caused by electrical failure or malfunction in the U.S. Many electrocutions and home fires can be prevented simply by understanding basic electrical safety principles and adhering to safe practices.
Learn about preventing electrical safety hazards.

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