Building a Healthy Neighborhood

St. Louis: October 8-10, 2015

Unsafe or unhealthy living conditions at home account for many of the leading causes of preventable fatality, illness and disability in the United States today. We will be working in diverse community of St. Louis to energize and revitalize their homes and restore the neighborhood.

Demonstrating their commitment to safe and healthy homes, Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit working to provide critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and improvements for America’s low-income homeowners and their communities, will lead a major three-day rebuilding effort in St. Louis this October.

This year, Rebuilding Together St. Louis, volunteers and community and corporate partners will focus on the community of St. John. Growing from a small trading post along the Mississippi River to a bustling city of over 300,000 people, many of the St. John neighborhood residents still work in trades industries. Residents of St. John earn $35,000 on average per year, roughly $10,000 less than the average in the state of Missouri. St. John has received several community development grants to improve business along St. Charles Rock Road and improve city walkways and parks. Though the retail and commercial buildings continue to improve, many low-income residents struggle to maintain their homes on resulting in unsafe living conditions

Hundreds of volunteers will come together Thursday, October 8 through Saturday, October 10, to work on 15 homes in St. John owned by low-income families, create a community space and revitalize the surrounding community.


Learn more about previous Building a Healthy Neighborhood events:

Building a Healthy Neighborhood Nashville (2014)
Building a Healthy Neighborhood Columbus (2013)
Building a Healthy Neighborhood Philadelphia (2012)



Media Information
Victoria O’Banion:

Partnership Opportunities
Amy Seusing:

Rebuilding Together St. Louis
Jessica Connor: