Rebuilding Together to Lead Over 1,000 Repair Projects for National Rebuilding Month
Washington, District of Columbia, March 30, 2023 – Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization with a vision to ensure safe homes and communities for everyone, will host its annual National Rebuilding Month this April. During April 2022, Rebuilding Together affiliates worked with over 14,000 volunteers to repair more than 800 homes and over 150 community centers nationwide, positively impacting the lives of over 1,500 local residents.
Throughout April, Rebuilding Together affiliates and volunteers will work with veterans, older adults, families and disaster survivors by providing them with a variety of essential, health and safety home repairs, including: flooring repairs and replacement, weatherization repairs, roof and handrail replacements, accessibility modifications, painting, landscaping and other major home rehabilitations. The repairs are provided free of charge to neighbors in need, who are often faced with diminishing resources and must choose food and medicine over critical home repairs.
“Too many Americans suffer from the health and economic consequences of living in substandard housing and underserved communities,” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “National Rebuilding Month serves as an annual month-long call to service to encourage people to support their neighbors, strengthen their community and ensure everyone is living in safe and healthy homes.”
National Rebuilding Month will culminate on National Rebuilding Day, Saturday, April 29, and will engage volunteers to complete repairs on homes, nonprofit facilities and community spaces to bring immediate, transformational change to neighborhoods across America on the same day. The work of Rebuilding Together affiliates does not stop in April, they work year-round to repair homes and revitalize our community.
National Rebuilding Month originated in 1973 in Midland, Texas with volunteers helping neighbors rebuild their homes. The group founded Rebuilding Together, at the time called “Christmas in April,” and gathered around a month of service each year in April. The mission then grew beyond the idea of providing service one month per year to bringing volunteers together to provide neighbors in need with critical repairs year-round. Today, Rebuilding Together has grown into a premier nonprofit community revitalization organization.
For more information on National Rebuilding Month, visit rebuildingtogether.org/nrm and follow #RebuildingMonth on social media.
About Rebuilding Together:
Rebuilding Together is the leading national nonprofit organization repairing the homes of people in need and revitalizing our communities. Through its national network of affiliates, Rebuilding Together works proactively and collaboratively with community leaders, long-term residents, funders and volunteers to foster dialogue and create safe, healthy communities together across the country. Learn more and get involved at rebuildingtogether.org.