Rob Rice Homes Builds Hope For The Community For The Eighth Year


As the holiday season approaches, Rob Rice Homes and Epic Realty join forces for the eighth consecutive year to ring the iconic Salvation Army red kettle bell. This community giving event takes place ONE DAY ONLY,  December 1, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Cabela’s in Lacey to raise funds for the Olympia Salvation Army.

Your generous contribution will directly assist those in need this holiday season. We are thrilled to serve as a channel for making a positive impact in the lives of our community members during this special time of year.

The Salvation Army’s Sheltered In-house Program

Olympia Salvation Army’s Sheltered In-house Program is a beacon of hope for homeless individuals in Thurston County. It provides a structured environment to help people in need transition into permanent housing while addressing their health and employment needs. During a required 90- to 120-day in-house stay, individuals receive support for various challenges such as addiction, poor health or the need for proper identification. The program’s success highlights its holistic approach, recognizing the importance of stability and health in elevating the lives of our community members. The Salvation Army’s dedication to this program demonstrates its commitment to tackling homelessness on a long-term scale.


Team members from Rob Rice Homes and Epic Realty ring the bell at Cabela’s.

Renewing Our Commitment To The Community

For the past eight years, Rob Rice Homes and Epic Realty have steadfastly partnered with the Olympia Salvation Army. As we continue to build quality homes in our area, we are equally committed to building and uplifting the lives of our community.

The Salvation Army’s emphasis on stability and health addresses the growing needs of our area. We believe that by supporting this cause now, we are investing in the long-term care of our community. every penny raised through this partnership directly supports the local homeless population in Thurston County.

In 2021, our community came together and donated $15,800, and we successfully raised $11,200 the following year. Your support is not just a donation; it’s the first step in someone’s journey to becoming a productive member of our community.

Ways To Donate

Rob Rice Homes and Epic Realty invite you to be a part of a cause that extends beyond the holiday season. Together, let’s build the groundwork for a brighter and more secure future for those in need. We look forward to meeting you in person at Cabela’s on December 1st.

For those unable to attend, you can reach out to Helena Rice at (360) 789-0922 or, and our team will be happy to assist you with donating in your business’s name.

In this season of giving, let’s amplify the spirit of community and generosity in Thurston County.

About Rob Rice Homes

Rob Rice has been developing residential real estate in the South Puget Sound market for over 35 years. Having developed over 50 neighborhoods, Rob Rice Homes is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and has received the area’s Best of South Sound award for several years.