USG’s Major Hands-on Service Project
Friday – Saturday, October 19 and 20
Get involved! Help rehab a home!
Join USG and RTP staff members in Philadelphia’s Kensington section. On Friday and/or Saturday, October 19-20, you can complete project tasks for one day or for both days. Whether you’re skilled or not, you will improve the neighborhood. Up to 20 other organizations will renovate homes within a few blocks of each other. While we work with the homeowners, we will hear their stories and learn of their challenges and resilience. You can be a part of this amazing effort too.  
For more information about volunteering for this event, talk to USG’s new RTP leaders Barbara Ginn and/or George Buckmann during Fellowship Hour.
If you’re 14 years old or older, volunteer for either one or both days by sending an email to Barbara Ginn at


Working on the RTP houses is a fun and rewarding tradition at USG. We have worked with amazing people over the years and strengthened our relations with each other. Anyone who has participated will confirm how rewarding it is.

This video will show what the block build is like. Both the homeowners and the volunteers describe how meaningful the experience is.

USG has partnered with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia since 2011. Each year we help a homeowner who is unable to make needed repairs to a house due to financial issues.  In 2016 we helped a homeowner who lived in a house with three generations of family members.  We all helped work together to make the house functional and safe for the residents.

RBT 2016 people

Volunteers hard at work:

RBT Carl RBT Eli RBT Kent RBT men

Before and after pictures of the laundry room:

RTP laundry beforeRTP laundry after

We also Share the Plate with Rebuilding Philly that month. In this video, Linda is telling the children a story about our work with the organization.

There are jobs for all kinds of volunteers (age 14 and up). Please be part of this effort next year. We have made a real difference in the lives of many low income homeowners in the last five years.

You can learn more about the work of Rebuilding Together at the website