Rebuilding Together Frederick County (RTFC) serves Frederick County by identifying and rehabilitating homes of seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and families with children, all living in low-income households, through the efforts of volunteers and community organizations. Local community volunteers perform the hands-on repairs during National Rebuilding Day, a single project day at the end of April, to ensure the homes remain safe and livable.
We help homeowners by bringing together and supporting corporate and individual donors, skilled trades individuals and associations and almost 100,000 volunteers each year.
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.