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Strengthening the Rebuilding Together Mission: Empowering Homeowners Across Florida

The Rebuilding Together team, led by our esteemed Executive Director, Jose Garcia, alongside the visionary Senior Director of Operations, Brandy Canada, and the inspiring President and CEO, Caroline Blakely, embarked on a meaningful journey to Tallahassee. The purpose of their visit was to engage in crucial discussions with lawmakers, forging partnerships and advocating for initiatives that align with the organization's core mission.





Meetings That Matter:

Throughout their visit, the Rebuilding Together team had the privilege of meeting with numerous senators, representatives, and their dedicated staff. These lawmakers, representing various districts and communities, graciously took the time to sit down with our team, demonstrating their commitment to addressing the needs of vulnerable homeowners in the state.


A Shared Commitment to Florida's Homeowners:

The discussions with policymakers centered around the pressing issues faced by homeowners affected by natural disasters, financial hardship, and other challenges. The Rebuilding Together team presented their well-researched proposals and shared real-life stories of families who have benefited from the organization's support. Through these heartfelt exchanges, the lawmakers gained a deeper understanding of the vital role Rebuilding Together plays in rebuilding homes and lives.


Gratitude and Recognition:

As the meetings progressed, the Rebuilding Together team couldn't help but feel immense gratitude for the warm reception they received from Florida's legislators. The sincere appreciation extended to Representatives Adam Botana, Susan Valdes, Fred Hawkins, Jeff Holcomb, and Dianne Hart for taking the initiative to capture precious moments during their meetings. These pictures became a visual testament to the strong partnerships forged and the shared dedication to improving the lives of the state's homeowners.


A Call for Collective Action:

With each meeting, the collective determination to create positive change in the lives of homeowners grew stronger. The Rebuilding Together team and the lawmakers recognized the shared responsibility to address pressing challenges such as housing affordability, disaster recovery, and community revitalization. Together, they laid the groundwork for future collaborative efforts that will empower Florida's residents to rebuild and thrive.


A Bright Future Ahead:

As the Rebuilding Together delegation bid farewell to Tallahassee, they carried with them a sense of optimism and hope. The fruitful discussions and promising partnerships built during their visit were a testament to the power of unity and collective action. The shared vision of a brighter future for homeowners and their families in Florida will serve as a driving force for the Rebuilding Together team as they continue to make a lasting impact in the lives of those they serve.


The journey to Tallahassee proved to be a transformative experience for the Rebuilding Together team, led by Executive Director Jose Garcia, Senior Director of Operations Brandy Canada, and President and CEO Caroline Blakely. Their meetings with lawmakers symbolized the unyielding commitment to empowering homeowners across Florida. The shared dedication to the Rebuilding Together mission was met with open hearts and a willingness to work together towards a better future. With gratitude for the warm reception and newfound partnerships, the team returns to continue their tireless efforts, ensuring that every homeowner finds hope, support, and strength through the power of collective action.

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