Rebuilding Together Montgomery County Brings 400+ Volunteers Together to Help 13 Homeowners with Critical Needs and Repairs
By Rebuilding Together Montgomery County on May 22, 2018
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County has provided critical-needs home repair to low-income residents of Montgomery County free of charge for the past 27 years. Last year alone, we completed 304 projects for 112 homeowners thanks to the support of more than 681 volunteers who invested over 6,000 hours of service into our community.
This past month (April) we joined our fellow affiliates across the country in celebrating Rebuilding Together’s annual month-long call to service event, National Rebuilding Month, which culminated with National Rebuilding Day on April 28th. This year, more than 33,000 volunteers served in nearly 1,500 affiliate-led rebuild projects across the country throughout National Rebuilding Month.
National Rebuilding Month originated in 1973 in Midland, TX, with volunteers helping neighbors rebuild their homes. The group founded Rebuilding Together 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 people in need with critical home repairs and revitalize communities year-round. Now Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing that provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs and revitalizes the communities in which they live.
13 Montgomery County Homeowners Receive Much-needed Support from the Community on National Rebuilding Day 2018
For Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, National Rebuilding Day serves as a community volunteer event where individuals, community organizations, and businesses can come together to help neighbors that are in need of safe and healthy home repairs.
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County had the support from over 15 faith-based organizations, businesses, and groups for National Rebuilding Day. These groups worked on the homes of 13 Montgomery County homeowners in need of safe and healthy home repairs including plumbing and electrical work, grab bar installation, fire prevention equipment installation, and a number of other repairs. In all, over 400 volunteers participated in National Rebuilding Day. Sponsoring organizations included Church of Christ at Manor Woods, Sandy Spring Bank, DG Liu Construction, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, Helping Hands Poolesville, B’nai Israel Congregation, Faith United Methodist Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Grace United Methodist Church, Temple Beth Ami, Shaare Torah, Donohoe Construction Company, Christ Episcopal Church, Revere Bank, Saint Mark Presbyterian, and Neelsville Presbyterian Church.
Want to Volunteer with or Support Rebuilding Together Montgomery County? Here’s How:
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is fortunate to have volunteers and businesses donate their time and supplies for various projects throughout the year. However, this is not the case for the majority of our projects. Home repairs and modifications can be costly and time consuming. Projects completed throughout the county can range from small repairs to full roof or furnace replacements.
Typically we invest around $2,000 on each home we work on. This investment covers the cost of supplies, equipment, and contracted labor. It does not include the use of labor and supplies donated to Rebuilding Together Montgomery County. Additionally, it does not include the cost for staff expenses, insurance, licenses, permits, and our organizations infrastructure.
Continued support to Rebuilding Together Montgomery County through America’s Charities and other workplace giving programs allows us to fund projects and our organization as a whole. Your support makes it possible for elders to safely age in place, children to get a full night sleep in a warm home, and a veteran to enjoy a dry and mold free home. To make your donation to Rebuilding Together Montgomery County now, please visit our website at www.rebuildingtogethermc.org/donate.
If you’re a business owner who would like to bring workplace giving to your company as a way to support our work, please click here and our workplace giving partner America’s Charities can help you get started.
Interested in Joining us for National Rebuilding Day Next April?
Individuals or groups that did not get a chance to participate in National Rebuilding Day this year can help Rebuilding Together Montgomery County by donating to the organization or by beginning to organize a National Rebuilding Day group for next year. It is never too early to begin planning! Please visit our website for additional information.
To sign up as an individual volunteer we invite you to register through our website, www.rebuildingtogethermc.org/volunteer-center. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook for the latest organizational updates and upcoming events.