Repairing Homes. 

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The Barrington Regional Hurricane Relief Effort

The Barrington Community is coming together to respond directly to the recent Hurricane disasters by organizing volunteers to travel to the disaster sites to help those in need repair and rebuild their homes and their lives.  

The Build Team supports this community effort and has taken on the responsibility for the on-site work efforts.  In addition, the Build Team, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity, has agreed to receive, distribute and account for all charitable contributions to fund exclusively the costs of materials, equipment and other expenses necessary to fulfill the Barrington community mission to provide meaningful, hands-on support to hurricane victims.

Check out some photos of the recent activity for this effort here.

  • November 10, 2017 through November 19, 2017.
  • The Houston area.  
  • Work is on-going to identify the specific area where the need is great and we can provide the most effective service.
  • Stay tuned for additional details. 
  • There will be service needs for all skill levels.
  • All individuals who want to help can volunteer and are welcome to join the effort. 
  • You can join for the entire week or even just a day or two.
  • If you are interested in helping as a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer submittal form here.  
  • See the Q & A  and the PRESS RELEASE documents attached below. 

How to Donate:  
  • Donations to be used exclusively for the Barrington Regional Hurricane Effort! 
  • The Build Team will use and distribute this money exclusively for the Barrington Regional Hurricane Effort in coordination with the leaders of the community effort.
  • Donations can be made electronically by clicking on the “Donate” button below:
    • Select “Hurricane Relief Effort”
    • Select "Quick Give"
  • Donations may also be made by checks made payable to “The Build Team NFP” (Please include “Hurricane Relief” on the memo line) and mailed or hand delivered to the following address:
    The Build Team NFP
495 W. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL  60010

Other Organizations that have joined the Response Effort:

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Barrington - Relay For Life
Barrington 220 Educational Foundation
Barrington 220 Schools District
Barrington Area Community Foundation
Barrington Area Council of Governments
Barrington Area Council on Aging
Barrington Area Development Council
Barrington Area Library
Barrington Area Ministerial Association
Barrington Breakfast Rotary
Barrington Chamber of Commerce
Barrington Children's Charity
Barrington Junior Women's Club
Barrington High School
Barrington LIONS Club
Barrington Masonic Lodge
Barrington Noon Rotary
Barrington Park District
Barrington Township
Barrington United Way
Barrington White House
Cuba Township
Fox Point Homeowner's Association
Interact Club Barrington High School
Local Area Realtors
Quintessential Barrington Magazine
Roslyn Road "Earlyact"
Samaritan Counseling Center
The Build Team
Village of Barrington
Village of Barrington Hills
Village of Lake Barrington
Village of North Barrington
Village of South Barrington
Village of Tower Lakes

There will be more and we will update as others join the effort.  

If you have questions, please contact Dawson Builders at 847-846-4463 or at

Thank you for your support! 


For Volunteers Going to Houston

  • Question - What are the dates?
  • Answer - We will travel to Houston on November 10 and return November 19. We will working from November 11 to November 18. You needn’t stay the entire time—we are happy to have you for whatever time you can commit. 
  • Question - What if I have no building skills?
  • Answer – You don’t need to be handy with a hammer to help. We need all types of volunteers, from those with building skills; to people who can make a house a home (with beds, mattresses, chairs, pictures on the walls); as well as support volunteers to gather supplies, manage housing and cook for the work teams. 
  • Question - What can be done in a week?
  • Answer - The destruction is massive from the hurricanes. Over 60,000 homes were damaged. If we can impact 4 to 5 families, allowing them to move from shelters back into their homes, we will have made a small impact for all of Houston, but a large impact for those families.
  • Question - As a volunteer, what are my out-of-pocket expenses?
  • Answer - Volunteers are responsible for their travel expenses and incidentals. All housing and food will be provided while in Houston. Currently there are 3 airlines providing round trip airfares from Chicago O’Hare to Houston for under $200. We will pick you up at the airport and bring you to the community center, and will provide transportation to and from the job site each day.
  • Question - Where will I sleep?
  • Answer - We will stay in Baker Ripley Community Center, which has showers and kitchen facilities. We will sleep on air mattresses in the gym and classrooms. Nothing luxurious about this trip, but it might be one of your best vacations ever. For those interested, there are local hotels with discounted rates under $100 per night.
  • Question – Won’t volunteers be taking jobs from local builders?
  • Answer – No, because we will operate in the poorer communities where the contractors are not working as the homeowners can’t afford to pay for repairs and rebuilding. This is why the well-off neighborhoods are back up quickly and the poor neighborhoods take years.
  • Question – How old does a volunteer need to be?
  • Answer – For our trip to Houston, we require that volunteers be at least 18 years of age. 

For Those Wishing to Donate

  • Question - How will the donations be spent?
  • Answer - For every dollar spent we will work to accomplish $2 of building. A typical building project is 50% labor and 50% material. Since 100% of the labor is through volunteers we achieve a 2-to-1 ratio. The first $25,000 donated will be matched by a local family foundation.
  • Question - How will my donation be used?
  • Answer - Charitable donations will be used to buy building supplies, appliances, beds, chairs, food for the volunteers and rental vehicles, if needed. 100% of all donations will go directly to Barrington Regional Hurricane Relief. All administrative or overhead costs are donated.
  • Question - Is my charitable donation deductible?
  • Answer – Yes. Because donations will be made through The Build Team's 501C3, all contributions are tax deductible.
  • Question – How can I make a donation?
  • Answer – Go to The Build Team web site. Or make checks payable to “The Build Team NFP” to be mailed or hand-delivered to:
The Build Team NFP
495 W. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010

Dawson Designers, Cabinets, Property Managers,
Oct 7, 2017, 7:40 PM
Dawson Designers, Cabinets, Property Managers,
Oct 7, 2017, 7:40 PM