Rebuilding Together Launches National Rebuilding Month in April
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 - Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit with a vision of a safe and healthy home for every person, announced today that April 2014 marks its fourth annual National Rebuilding Month. National Rebuilding Month is the organization’s nationwide call to provide safe and healthy homes for America’s low-income homeowners and families across the country during the month of April leading up to National Rebuilding Day on April 26, an annual culmination of the month’s events.
Last year across the country, more than 50,000 volunteers served at over 3,000 affiliate-led rebuild projects during the month of April. National Rebuilding Month is embraced by community leaders and national corporate partners as a way of bringing immediate, large-scale impact to communities across America in a single month.
For the past 25 years Rebuilding Together has brought volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of the growing population of low-income homeowners in need, completing over 155,000 critical home repair and community improvement projects.
The demand for Rebuilding Together’s services continues to grow as limited income homeowners, faced with diminishing resources, must choose food and medicine over critical home repairs, choices that, over time, lead to crumbling foundations, dangerously sagging roofs, and windows and doors that can’t be secured for their own safety. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, there are 5.2 million homeowners who live in deteriorating, physically inadequate homes that threaten their wellbeing.
“National Rebuilding Month is a call to action in support of Rebuilding Together’s mission -- a focused time to bring volunteers and community members together to save these homes and help good people going through a tough time,” said Charley Shimanski, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “Through our affiliates work this April, we are able to see real and positive change in the homes and lives in the neighborhoods we serve.”
If you are interested in sponsoring a Rebuilding Together project or serving as a volunteer on a home, please contact your local Rebuilding Together affiliate or go to www.RebuildingTogether.org/help for more information.