May 3, 2019

Here’s what 30,000 volunteers mobilized across the country in one day looks like

On National Rebuilding Day, Rebuilding Together helped repair 1,400 homes, nonprofit facilities, and community spaces.

Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country, such as Rebuilding Together Nashville, helped repair homes to neighbors in need, as well as community centers and nonprofits. Photos courtesy of Rebuilding Together

Each April, Rebuilding Together celebrates National Rebuilding Month. Last month, Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country served veterans, seniors, families with children, and victims of disaster by providing them with a variety of critical, safe, and healthy home repairs. These repairs included: flooring repairs and replacement, weatherization repairs, roof and handrail replacements, accessibility modifications, painting, landscaping, and other major home rehabilitations.

The repairs were provided free of charge to neighbors in need who, faced with diminishing resources, must choose food and medicine over critical home repairs.

National Rebuilding Month culminated on National Rebuilding Day, Saturday April 27, when 30,000 volunteers completed repairs on 1,400 homes, nonprofit facilities, and community spaces, bringing immediate, transformational change to neighborhoods across the country.

A class of military students from Fort Meade, Maryland volunteered with Rebuilding Together Baltimore to paint the mural on a local American Legion building. Photo by Emily Cowman

Left, a Rebuilding Together Nashville volunteer, and right, a Rebuilding Together Sebastopol (California) Board Member reconstructs a deck.

Rebuilding Together Sebastopol Board Member Garry Elliot and a happy homeowner. Photo by Loren Hanson

A group of volunteers from Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley beautify their neighborhood. Photo by Tracy Denis

Rebuilding Together Muscatine County (Iowa) construct a wheelchair ramp for a resident.

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia volunteers work to repair some of the older homes in the city.

Young volunteers pitched in from Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (New York).

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Max Gouttebroze

Rebuilding Together

Max Gouttebroze serves as Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit organization with a mission to repair the homes of people in need and revitalize our communities. In his role he oversees branding strategy, marketing to corporate and individual supporters, social and digital media, relationships with talent, athletes and elected officials, media relations and communication with Rebuilding Together affiliates.
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