Rebuilding Together started with the simple act of neighbors helping neighbors.
In 1973, a small group of people in Midland, Texas, realized a growing need in their community. Their neighbors’ homes had fallen into disrepair and the homeowners could not afford to fix them on their own. They volunteered their time and skills to rehabilitate the homes of their neighbors. Realizing the potential impact of this work, the group formed Christmas in April, with the intent of performing repair and rehabilitation work in their community every April.
News of the group’s good work spread slowly, but eventually achieved national recognition. The mission spread beyond the idea of providing service once a year in April to bringing together partners from all walks of life to help our neighbors year-round. We became Rebuilding Together and opened the national office in 1988.
Today, Rebuilding Together has grown into premier nonprofit housing organization, garnering five consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator.
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Together, with our corporate and community partners, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
No one organization can do it alone. Together, we can positively impact the millions of homeowners living in unsafe and unhealthy homes. By investing in communities, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has been a critical partner in Rebuilding Together’s disaster recovery efforts. Since 2013, the American Red Cross has contributed more than $2.6 million to our recovery efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. They have also donated thousands of smoke detectors and educational resources toward our fire safety and prevention efforts.
National Roofing Contractors Association
The National Roofing Contractors Association partners with local Rebuilding Together affiliates to make a difference in the lives of homeowners by providing a safe and secure roof for their homes.
Hundreds have served with Rebuilding Together through our AmeriCorps program. Our members help us improve lives and make a positive impact in communities across the country through their national service.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Rebuilding Together and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has provided funding to our affiliates across the country, allowing us to better serve low-income homeowners and communities.