Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Marshall

  • Posted on: 17 December 2018
  • By: mfurukawa

After he sold his business building high-end homes in Connecticut and the Hamptons, Bill Marshall moved to Arlington in 2017 to join his wife.  Getting antsy after a few months of retirement, Bill began searching for a new way to direct his energies. He learned about Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church through Volunteer Arlington and started volunteering regularly on Rebuilding Together Express projects, in which small teams of skilled volunteers make health and safety repairs at no charge for low-income homeowners. Common repairs include installing grab bars, stair rails, comfort height toilets, and smoke detectors and fixing bad clothes dryer vents and electrical hazards – to help seniors “age in place.” Bill soon graduated to become an RT Express team leader and recently joined the board of Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church. “It’s amazing what a difference a few volunteers can make in a few hours for a few hundred bucks in materials. I’m impressed by Rebuilding Together’s commitment to high quality repairs, how volunteers learn from each other on the job, and the great camaraderie among our volunteers. When my wife and I aren’t traveling, I can’t wait to put on my Rebuilding Together tool belt.”