Thousands of volunteers join Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide to help homeowners and communities in need.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, celebrates National Rebuilding Day, taking place across the country this Saturday, April 24th.
National Rebuilding Day mobilizes Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide with teams of volunteers, sponsors and community leaders to provide major home rehabilitation for low income homeowners. This annual signature event celebrates Rebuilding Together’s mission and brings immediate impact to America’s communities on a single day.
This year 3,500 rebuilding projects will be completed with the help of over 67,000 volunteers nationwide. Examples of homeowners being assisted on this day include the following stories:
• Due to a devastating car accident, an active father became a quadriplegic; he will receive essential home repairs such as a wheelchair ramp, allowing him access to his home that was not originally built for a person with a disability.
• A nationally-recognized veteran’s center in Rhode Island, which offers essential services to America’s veterans, will receive extensive renovations, such as ceiling repairs, apartment renovations and electrical and plumbing upgrades.
• A hard-working mother and father with seven children, starting their own family business, will receive renovations to their home that ensures the children will live in a safe environment and that the parents, proud homeowners, will be able to invest their time and money into their start-up business.
“National Rebuilding Day is the signature day which is rooted in the very beginning of our history,” stated Gary A. Officer, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “This event serves a myriad of goals for our organization: bringing immediate assistance to homeowners, involving the community at every level, bringing attention to the plight of low-income homeowners, and stabilizing neighborhoods throughout the nation. We salute our dedicated Affiliate Network on this day, and the thousands who support our critical mission.”
Everyone is invited to join the momentum of National Rebuilding Day by following Rebuilding Together on Facebook, visiting www.RebuildingTogether.org and reading all the live updates on Twitter @rebldgtogthr.
ABOUT REBUILDING TOGETHER
Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America’s largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to, energy efficiency, veteran’s housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction.
For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.
You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter @rebldgtogthr or become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/RebuildingTogether. Media Contact: BCarter@rebuildingtogether.org(202) 518-3500.