National Rebuilding Day is the annual signature event of Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners.
Held on the last Saturday in April, National Rebuilding Day is the day when affiliates from all parts of the country plan projects to celebrate the organization’s mission and to bring national attention to the plight of America’s low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live. National Rebuilding Day is the culmination of a year of planning, evaluating, training, organizing, and mobilizing hundreds of thousands of community volunteers. It is embraced by community leaders and national corporate sponsors as a way of bringing immediate impact to America’s communities in a single day.
On National Rebuilding Day volunteers join local affiliate leaders to repair and restore houses and non-profit facilities, revitalizing entire communities and making a lasting impression on the families who are served. For many volunteers, it leaves them with the experiences of helping their neighbors in need, which brings them back year after year.
National Rebuilding Day is rooted at the foundation of Rebuilding Together as part of its rich 20-year history. Today’s Affiliate Network has branched out to enable many affiliates to serve their communities throughout the year. Additionally, from this rich tradition of serving America’s homeowners, Rebuilding Together has grown into a versatile organization with severalnational initiatives that target specific populations and address modern housing challenges.
Over the years, National Rebuilding Day has created the momentum from which Rebuilding Together has grown to the stature it enjoys today as a leading organization in the quest to preserve affordable housing for low-income Americans.
Rebuilding Together Broward County runs one program, Safe and Healthy Homes. Assistance is focused on the low income elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners that live in single family homes. Our method of assistance focuses on addressing all of the issues related to the home including but not limited to safety, comfort, health, energy efficiency and independence. Our primary objective is to restore safe and healthy living conditions through home repairs which have an immediate and long lasting impact. The Safe and Healthy Homes program has two signature initiatives; Safe at Home and Green Housing. Our Safe at Home Initiative targets safety upgrades and modifications needed to allow the homeowner to age in place safely, comfortably and independently. The Green Housing Initiative provides energy efficient retrofits to allow the homeowner to save money on their electric and water bill and help conserve our precious environmental resources. Assistance is provided at no cost to the homeowner.
Rebuilding Together’s Veterans Housing Initiative was created to meet the growing needs of veterans from past and present wars. The initiative serves to fill the gaps in housing modifications and repair services that retired and active service men and women struggle to meet. Working in partnership with corporate sponsors, Rebuilding Together’s Veterans Housing Initiative strives to provide safe and accessible housing for all low-income veterans.
Although home repair is inherently green, Rebuilding Together Broward County needs your help in launching this new initiative, which will allow homeowners to save money on their electric and water bill and help preserve our environment. This initiative will focus on the following 6 Green Housing components;