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2017 in Review


OUR 2017 JOURNEY

VOLUNTEER

AIMEE FORD

Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.

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NEW YORK CITY

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OUR SUPPORTERS

22 RECOGNIZING JOHN REMEMBERING PATTY

VOLUNTEER WITH US

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12 OUR BOARD AND STAFF

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15 2017 FINANCIALS

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10 2017 BY THE NUMBERS AND HIGHLIGHTS

PARTNER WITH US

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WHO WE ARE

AFFILIATE

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providing aid to local communities and work in coordination with government and other nonprofit agencies. Rebuilding Together remains committed to repairing homes, revitalizing communities and rebuilding lives. We’ve had an overwhelming response to the community-wide approach to our mission and vision. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of communities targeted by affiliates for long-term investment nearly tripled. It’s an exciting time for our organization! We are growing our efforts, home by home, street by street, block by block. Solving the challenges our neighbors in need

Dear friends and supporters,

and community leaders face is a collaborative and community centers across the country.

as the devastating wildfires in California. Working

effort. As we grow our impact in communities

Together, we have impacted the lives of 6 million

closely with our affiliates in affected areas, we

nationwide, we are thankful for your support. It is

individuals. As we approach our 30th anniversary,

established programs and set goals to repair

critical. We can’t drive impact without you.

we could not be prouder of the work Rebuilding

homes, rebuild communities and ensure our

Together has accomplished for our neighbors in

displaced neighbors’ safe return home.

need.

Long-term disaster recovery takes years but

In 2017, with the support of our volunteers,

This year, natural disasters devastated

Rebuilding Together will be working in affected

we completed nearly 10,000 rebuild projects.

communities around our country. Our expertise

areas for the foreseeable future. Many of our

Our impact is increasing every day. Since

in owner-occupied home rehabilitation was a

neighbors in need are still living in damaged

1988, Rebuilding Together has worked with 4

critical resource for recovering communities

homes and lack the resources to rebuild. We will

million volunteers to repair over 200,000 homes

impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well

continue to address their needs by focusing on

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Caroline Blakely President and CEO

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Aimee Ford VOLUNTEER If inspirational quotes and motivational speakers are to be believed, one person can change the world. The truth is, people who are trying to change the world are more likely to be remarkably successful when they have the help of others. Aimee Ford is filled with ambition. She was searching for somewhere in her Illinois community to volunteer the leadership skills she’d learned as an adult MBA student at Benedictine University. She wanted to take on a significant community service project, and not just because a scholarship required it, but also for personal reasons. A few years earlier, Aimee had been diagnosed with lupus, a disease that causes a person’s immune system to attack their body’s tissues and organs. “My horrific medical journey

“From my leadership training and years of business experience, I knew a partner could help me overcome hurdles during the project. I talked to many organizations about partnering with me. Most thought I was crazy. I was willing to take a leap of faith, but they weren’t confident they would get results from just one person.” When Aimee reached out to Rebuilding Together Aurora, her timing

“I became more motivated than ever to give back to my university and community. Life is short, and you’ve got to jump in with both feet.”

could not have been better. Rebuilding Together Aurora had been on the hunt for a community project in East Aurora School District 131, and thought they’d found one at John Gates Elementary School. The school is a hub for students with disabilities, with five classes dedicated to their achievement. Most families are low-income and the district itself is acutely underfunded. There’s no money for school buses. The district’s teachers are some of the lowest paid in Illinois. One hundred percent of students receive free breakfast and lunch. School facilities are overcrowded and old. Heather Binder, executive director of Rebuilding Together Aurora, described the first meeting with John Gates Elementary School. “They needed a lot of help. Yet when we sat down with school leaders, instead of a wish list of repairs, they talked about what people in their community needed the school to be. It became clear that the school is an essential community resource.”

made me redefine my priorities,” Aimee said. “I became more motivated than ever to give back to my university and

Rebuilding Together Aurora knew it should do something more

community. Life is short, and you’ve got to jump in with both

meaningful than painting a few classrooms, and saw an obvious

feet.”

candidate in the school’s playground. Calling it a playground was

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overgenerous. Little more than a square of worn-out pavement with a few battered pieces of equipment, it wasn’t much fun for any of the students. And because the playground wasn’t designed for children with learning or physical disabilities, it unfairly isolated them from learning from play and making friends. Although Aimee was game to partner on the playground project, Heather confessed that Rebuilding Together Aurora had doubts. “We’d never rebuilt a playground. We’d never let a volunteer lead a project. We had a tiny staff. But a better playground was what the school and the community needed most, so we decided to let Aimee run with it. She exceeded all of our expectations.”

“With the help of Rebuilding Together Aurora, Aimee ultimately led a 10 month effort that raised more than $20,000...”

Initially, Aimee planned to raise $2,000 to buy and install two pieces of playground equipment, and finish in eight weeks. The more Aimee got to know the children and families who depended on the school, the more she knew she had to go beyond a fixerupper project. With the help of Rebuilding Together Aurora, Aimee ultimately led a 10 month effort that raised more than $20,000, and negotiated donations of and discounts worth tens of thousands more. It became the largest community project by a Benedictine University scholarship student.

“At Rebuilding Together Aurora, we work to revitalize communities. Yet, thanks to this volunteer-led project— and thanks to Aimee—we revitalized our organization. We’ve forged new relationships and learned so much about the greater needs of our community. It made us rethink what it means to be a community development organization.”

Today, Aurora’s East Side has been given more than a new school

The project has also had a transformative effect on

playground for students of all ages and abilities. The community

Aimee. “Even though the project is over, people in the

now has a safe and inclusive place that every child and family can

community continue to get in touch with me about how

enjoy. After school and on weekends, the playground is more like

they want to help make the playground more acces-

a community park, filled with families having fun.

sible and more fun. I hear from people who tell me that I’ve inspired them to lead. The ripple effect is neverend-

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ing. It just keeps going and going.”

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With that resolve, Shawn visited the offices of

entry programs because its participants

What the program participants do in the field

New York City

Workforce1, a service that connects New Yorkers

spend three weeks in the field working on real

depends on the community projects Rebuilding

with training and career opportunities. There,

construction sites.

Together New York City is working on. During

AFFILIATE

on his own.

A career is more than a job. It’s a path toward more financial

“I used to work odd jobs in construction, but they

security, new experiences, and opportunities to grow as a person

weren’t stable jobs. But even if a job wasn’t paying

and professional. Life is good if you can get on the right career

me much, I enjoyed it and always did 100 percent.

path. It’s a lot tougher when you can’t.

When Rebuilding Together New York City accepted

Shawn heard about Rebuilding Together New York City’s Workforce Training Program and how it could give him a chance to break into the construction field. It was a career path he’d always been interested in, but hadn’t been able to pursue

“Our program is a quadruple win,” explained Jessie Pierce, Workforce Training Program coordinator at Rebuilding Together New York City. “Over six weeks, we help people learn valuable trade skills and get on a career path. They help us complete critical repairs of homes and buildings.

became a father earlier than he’d intended. Nineteen years later,

Construction is booming in New York City. Union

his son—who is also his best friend—moved out of state. Shawn’s

construction careers provide fair pay and benefits,

own father, who wasn’t around when he was growing up, had

steady work, and dependable raises. People wait

recently died along with both of Shawn’s grandfathers. Shawn

in line for days to attend recruitment events for the

had also lost a job he’d held for 8 years, and was struggling to get

apprenticeship positions that are the first step on

by with two low-paying part-time jobs.

a long-term career path in construction. Because

After spending many years without a clear direction, Shawn has transformed his life with the support of Rebuilding Together New York City.

New York State has approved Rebuilding Together

Those repair projects transform the lives of people

Shawn Reid was on the wrong path. As a kid in New York City’s Coney Island, he’d been in and out of trouble. At the age of 20, he

It all made Shawn feel like giving up. ”I was going through down times,” he said. “I wanted to be in a better position to do more for myself and my family. I decided I needed to stand tall and make certain changes in my life to get to where I wanted to be.”

me into the program I was super excited because I knew I could make a career in construction.”

New York City as what’s called a direct entry provider, its program graduates get special access to these coveted apprenticeship programs. Rebuilding Together New York City’s Workforce

in New York City neighborhoods. And, people who graduated from the program have later come back to volunteer in the community through Rebuilding

Shawn’s training, it included the repair and demolition of homes that had been flooded or abandoned as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Shawn and the other participants learned to properly remove materials still in salvageable condition. They got hands-on experience with safety practices, landscaping, insulation, drywall, taping, mudding, and recognizing structural damage. With the skills he learned, Rebuilding Together New York City was able to place Shawn with Laborers’ Local 731, the excavators union. “Excavation is physically demanding, hazardous, skilled work—and Shawn excels at it,” Jessie said. “His apprenticeship director has asked me to send over more people like Shawn.” “Today, my friends and family are proud of me,” Shawn said. “And my son is proud of me. He’s seeing I made certain changes in my life. Because I’ve got a career and I’m trying to better myself, my son also refocused hisself. He sees in me that there’s a better way of life if you go down the right path.”

Together New York City.”

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Who Are We? Rebuilding Together remains the only national nonprofit solely dedicated to safeguarding affordable homeownership and the unique culture of our neighborhoords and communities through safety and health-focused home rehabilitation. We deliver practical solutions that allow homeowners and their families to be safer, healthier and more independent in their homes. Our affiliates in 39 states and the District of Columbia work directly with our neighbors to help preserve affordable homeownership and stabilize neighborhoods, empowering families to remain in their homes and communities.

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Partner With Us COMMUNITY IMPACT Work with Rebuilding Together to build collaborative partnerships that will help improve the lives of the 2.6 million homeowners across the country who live in deteriorating, physically inadequate homes that threaten their health and safety.

The Need

Build meaningful and lasting relationships with our network of corporate, government and community partners that are working to provide educational resources and trainings to our neighbors in need.

THE NEED FOR OUR SERVICES IS GROWING RAPIDLY.

associations and community advocacy groups, we can

More than 2.6 million homeowners live in deteriorating,

become a stronger community revitalization partner and

physically inadequate homes that threaten their health

increase the impact of our work. By working with volunteers

and safety. An aging population, veterans with disabilities

and by investing in communities, we improve the lives of

returning home and a lack of equity in underserved

our neighbors in need by increasing the safety and health of

communities are creating a housing atmosphere where our

their homes, building economic development opportunities

services are greatly needed.

and revitalizing our communities.

Our work preserves critical affordable housing

Rebuilding Together relies upon the generosity of donors

opportunities, stabilizes and revitalizes neighborhoods.

to carry out our work, and we can’t do it without you. By

By collaborating with other mission-driven nonprofits,

joining our work, you can become an investment partner in

local and federal government agencies, skilled trades

your community.

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT From hands-on rebuilding projects, to employee-driven fundraising campaigns, partnering with Rebuilding Together offers dynamic ways to engage your employees while assisting our neighbors in need and revitalizing our communities.

Become a partner and join us in our vision to create safe homes and communities for everyone.

With affiliates across the country, we give your employees the opportunity to become more involved and build stronger relationships within their community.

CONSUMER OUTREACH Increase your social impact and fulfill your corporate social responsibility. When working with Rebuilding Together, you can collaborate on the storytelling of the need for our work and the impact of our partnership and raise awareness about the importance of community revitalization. Engage with new consumer audiences through social media, attract consumers with in-store and online cause marketing campaigns and educate your customers on how they can get involved in their local communities and help their neighbors.

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REPAIRING HOMES,

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2017 HIGHLIGHTS JANUARY

AUGUST

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WEEK

AMERICORPS ORIENTATION

Rebuilding Together’s AmeriCorps program dedicated the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to rebuilding homes and revitalizing the community of Lafayette, LA. The event, hosted by Rebuilding Together Acadiana, brought together AmeriCorps members serving with Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide, along with program alumni and affiliate leaders from 11 different states. These members and alumni repaired several flood-damaged homes and renovated a community facility.

FEBRUARY 22ND ANNUAL KICKOFF TO REBUILD

APRIL NATIONAL REBUILDING MONTH National Rebuilding Month is a call to service during the entire month of April each year, highlighting the critical need for home repairs to the existing housing stock. Nearly 40,000 volunteers served on close to 1,600 affiliate-led rebuild projects throughout the country during the month of April.

Rebuilding Together Houston hosted our annual Super Bowl-sanctioned Kickoff to Rebuild event in Houston, the host city of Super Bowl LI. Hundreds of volunteers from Lowe’s and other partners joined current and former NFL players to provide critical home repairs in the Independence Heights neighborhood. Volunteers created a community welcome center and green space, established a food pantry and repaired the homes of six neighbors in need.

Forty new AmeriCorps members, representing twenty-four affiliates, came to Raleigh, NC, to learn about Rebuilding Together, our work, and AmeriCorps. Throughout the week, the AmeriCorps members built a strong network of support that they would draw on throughout the rest of their term, sharing best practices and enthusiasm between affiliates. AmeriCorps members received a full day of healthy housing training that combined classroom-style instruction in construction principles with hands-on modules. Members practiced installing grab bars, wall anchors, flooring and more. Rebuilding Together of the Triangle hosted the AmeriCorps members for a two-day rebuilding project, putting the healthy housing principles they had just learned into action in two homes in Pittsboro.

SEPTEMBER BUILDING A HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD 2017 The 7th annual Building a Healthy Neighborhood event, sponsored by Lowe’s, was hosted by Rebuilding Together Baltimore and held in the Govans community along the York Road Corridor. Since 1989, Rebuilding Together Baltimore has been a staple in the community, serving 35 Baltimore neighborhoods and repairing over 1,400 homes. For this project, hundreds gathered to rebuild local homes and revitalize the Willow Avenue Park.

OCTOBER SPECTRUM HOUSING ASSIST

JUNE CMA WEEK HEROES AT HOME Rebuilding Together, Rebuilding Together Nashville and Sears served Army veteran Mr. Parham as part of the Heroes at Home program. Employees from local Sears and Kmart stores volunteered alongside country music artists to provide the Parhams with new fencing, a new screen door, raised garden beds, working A/C units, updated appliances, a tool shed and much more.

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Rebuilding Together and Spectrum provided critical repairs and renovations in Indianapolis, IN for Yvonne, a 72 year old woman with limited resources. Volunteers painted the exterior of the home to preserve the siding and made several security improvements, including removing old fencing, installing a security door and security lighting and building a more secure storage shed. In addition, over 160 Safe and Healthy Home Kits were distributed in Yvonne’s neighborhood.

NOVEMBER NATIONAL CONFERENCE During this annual gathering of Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide, board members, staff and volunteers had the opportunity to share best practices and attended trainings around non-profit management, safe and healthy housing repairs and community revitalization partnerships.

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OFFICERS OF THE BOARD

DIRECTORS

BOARD CHAIR

BONNIE BESSOR

MIKE UTTAM

WAYNE CAUTHEN

ANN WOODROOF

SHERRY CHRIS

Our Board and Staff as of December 31, 2017

President and CEO Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate LLC

Executive Director Rebuilding Together Baltimore

VICE CHAIR

Principal The Insight Group Ltd.

Vice Chairman Meredith Corporation

JOY CIANCI

MELL MEREDITH FRAZIER

VICE CHAIR

JOHN BRAZZALE

Senior Vice President Strategy, Marketing & Administration Corporate Banking Northern Trust TREASURER

KEVIN RAFFERTY

Executive Vice President Hancock Whitney Bank

Senior Vice President Fannie Mae

JIM KELLY

Partner Andrews Kurth

Executive Director Rebuilding Together Hartford

ED PEAVY

CEO and Publisher Inside Mortgage Finance

CARRIE TEFFNER

BRAD SEGAL

KATHLEEN WU

JODIE LIDDY

Founder and CEO Mission Control

IMMEDIATE PAST BOARD CHAIR

Realtor Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

Partner Blank Rome LLP

SECRETARY

GUY CECALA

Board Member Rebuilding Together Central Ohio

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Crocs, Inc.

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STAFF LAURA ALFONSO BARON Office Coordinator

PERRY BIRD

Regional Director Eastern Region

CAROLINE BLAKELY President and CEO

KRIS CARROLL Comptroller

BECKY CARTER Regional Director Central Region

CHELSEA ESTES

Relationship Manager Development

CHRIS ESTES

Vice President Business Strategy and Advocacy

DAWN FARTHING

Associate National Service Programs

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MAX GOUTTEBROZE

VICTORIA O’BANION

AMY SEUSING

SUSAN HAWFIELD

SEANA O’SHAUGHNESSY

EARL SIRES

Regional Director Western Region

Program Associate Development

JESSICA OH

SHANNON WILLIAMS

Senior Director Business Strategy

Manager Knowledge Management and Research

CONRAD PAWLINA

EMMA WELTZER

Senior Director Marketing and Communications

Senior Vice President Affiliate Services

SANDRA HENRIQUEZ Chief Operating Officer

CARLY JAMES Executive Assistant

MEGAN KRUSE

Manager Project and Events Management

KATY MARTIN

Manager Marketing and Communications

CHELSI MCDONALD Manager Individual Giving

RYAN NEWCOMB

Director Individual Philanthropy

Senior Director Project Management and Events

Senior Manager Knowledge Management and Research

Senior Director Corporate Engagement

Manager Affiliate Services

JESSIE PERMAR

Senior Director National Service Programs

TAI PHOENIX

Relationship Manager Development

JESSICA REID

Senior Director Corporate Engagement

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Our Supporters Our partners and supporters are invested in the lives of homeowners in need and underserved communities that our network serves every day. We work together to build collaborative partnerships that help improve the lives of our neighbors across the country who live in deteriorating, physically inadequate homes that threaten their health and safety. We build meaningful relationships with our network of corporate partners, government officials, individual supporters and community partners. Thanks to the generosity of our partners and supporters, our network moves the needle on addressing the 2.6 million low-income homeowners living in unsafe and unhealthy homes across the country. Our efforts to rebuild lives and communities would not be possible without their continued support.

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CORPORATE

INDIVIDUALS

$10,000 AND ABOVE John Brazzale Guy Cecala Sherry Chris Joy Cianci

Mell Frazier Jeff Frieden Bruce Goldman Mary Herche

JA Jones Real Estate Edward Peavy Sarah Rosendahl Barry Segal

Brad Segal Carrie Teffner Ann Woodroof Kathleen Wu

$5,000 - $9,999

Edward Gordon Sandra Henriquez Randolph Henry Christopher Johnson John Scott Johnson Thomas Johnson Steven Kornblau Leslie Mason Ryan Miller Shekar Narasimhan Thomas O’Donnell Paul S Pariser Kevin Rafferty Mark Solomon John Tus David Weinberg

Susan Whitaker Jarrett Woods

Heather Nesle Matt Pappajohn Jennifer Perkins Henry Polmer Marie Ridder Marci Russell Robinson Ken Scherer Randy Stapleton Brian Stoffers Jay Strickland John Taylor Vince Toye Jason Turner Joseph Wiedorfer

Joanna Segal Ronnie Simon Chan and Paul Tagliabue

$2,000 - $4,999 Jodie Liddy Mike Uttam

$1,000 - $1,999 Caroline Blakely Wayne Cauthen Brian Chapelle Ann Cochrane Margaret DeBell Melissa Gilmore 28 Rebuilding Together | 2017 in Review

$500 - $999 John Cibinic Stephanie DeLong Carol Eure Joseph Gabay Carol Giles Susan Hawfield Nancy Highbarger Jeffrey Kanne Jeanne Katz Vallie Kelly Joel Kleinman Roger De Moor

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2017 FINANCIALS STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 1,704,277

Assets, Liabilities and Net Assets (as of December 31, 2017)

Deferred rent, net of current portion Deferred compensation obligation

ASSETS Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,682,925 Accounts receivable 244,342 Pledges receivable, current portion 3,019,305 Note receivable 4,582 Prepaid expenses 209,124 Land held for sale TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 7,160,278 Property and equipment, net 974,941 Investments 2,682,398 Note receivable, less current portion 72,831 Pledges receiveable, less current portion -

TOTAL ASSETS

$ 10,890,448

TOTAL LIABILITIES Net Assets Unrestricted Undesignated Board-designated Reserves Quasi-endowment

Current Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ Grants payable Deferred Revenue Deferred rent Deferred insurance liability

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2,680,144

(244,158) 354,443 370,895

Total board-designated

725,338

Total unrestricted net assets Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted Total net assets

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

683,231 292,636

501,180 6,847,639 861,485 8,210,304

$ 10,890,448

STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES 422,182 406,655 300,000 238,526 336,914

Revenue, Support and Expenses (year ended December 31, 2017)

REVENUE AND SUPPORT Corporate contributions $ Donated goods and services Foundation contributions

Affiliate dues Government contracts Chapter insurance Individual contributions

910,360 505,149 419,264 336,339

Other income Investment income Chapter fees National conference

261,495 243,315 162,960 31,660

TOTAL REVENUE AND SUPPORT 17,262,862

Expenses Spent On Program Activities Total Expenses

$15,146,304

84.3%

($12,767,964)

EXPENSES Program services 12,767,964 Supporting services General and administrative 1,649,915 Fundraising 728,425

TOTAL EXPENSES 15,146,304 CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

Expenses Spent On Fundraising

2,116,558

NET ASSETS, BEGINNING OF YEAR 6,093,746 NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR $ 8,210,304

Total Related Contributions

$15,146,304

4.81%

($728,425)

9,552,028 3,115,643 1,724,649

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Volunteer With Us From the beginning Rebuilding Together has been about hard-working people willing to help their neighbors. Our volunteers are the backbone of our everyday work. The investment of

As we rebuild homes, community spaces and nonprofit facilities, our lasting impact helps to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods across the country. There are many ways that you can help!

Donate Online Make a donation through our secure donation page.

Volunteer with your local Rebuilding Together affiliate and become a partner in your community.

on the lives of your neighbors by repairing their homes and revitalizing your community. Our network also relies on skilled-trade, professional volunteers to serve as leaders in our rebuilding efforts, providing materials and technical

By asking your employer to match your donation to Rebuilding Together, you can double the value of your gift.

Support Rebuilding Together via AmazonSmile

Customers can now elect to donate 0.5 percent of any Amazon purchase to Rebuilding Together.

WAYS TO GIVE

Make a Stock Gift

Reduce your taxes and do a good deed at the same time.

your time and resources will make a difference! We want to empower you; we want to provide you with opportunities to have a long-lasting impact

Donate through Workplace Giving

FIND YOUR LOCAL AFFILIATE

Donate Through the Combined Federal Campaign

Federal employees can support Rebuilding Together as part of the Combined Federal Campaign using identifier #11523.

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know-how with everything from roofing and plumbing, to assessment and planning.

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Recognizing John White

Remembering Patty Johnson

Following a 26 years tenure at Rebuilding Together, John J. White, Senior Vice President of Business Development retired from the organization. During his time at Rebuilding Together, John managed and implemented programs related to the Rebuilding Together affiliate network including executing and monitoring strategic plan initiatives, acting as a liaison with the National Affiliate Council, monitoring affiliate performance and overseeing the future growth of the affiliate network.

In 2017 Rebuilding Together lost a great leader and friend. As the founding President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, Patty Johnson impacted the lives of tens of thousands of low-income homeowners, allowing older adults to age in place, helping injured veterans and people with disabilities to live with dignity and giving young children around the country a safe place to live and learn.

John was responsible for new business and partnership development and was involved in the creation of a national advocacy and public policy program. He also oversaw the organization’s Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction, Safe and Healthy Homes and Veterans Housing practice areas.

Patty was a tireless advocate for people in need. She never lost sight of Rebuilding Together’s mission and the critical impact our work had on people in need and the communities in which they live. Her energy and enthusiasm left an indelible impression in the hearts and minds of everyone she touched. Her legacy will endure for decades to come.

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