Over 3,000 home repair projects to be completed by more than 50,000 volunteers across the country.
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – 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.
About Rebuilding Together:
Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 187 local affiliates complete more than 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us — visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.
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