Rebuilding Together started with the simple act of neighbors helping neighbors.
In 1973, a small group of people in Midland, Texas, realized a growing need in their community. Homes in their community had fallen into disrepair and their neighbors could not afford to fix them on their own. The group 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 opened the national office in 1988 and became Rebuilding Together.
Since its founding in 1992, Rebuilding Together has provided repair and modification services to more than 1000 homes benefiting low income homeowners in Metro Atlanta. In 2019, Rebuilding Together Atlanta partner with over 20 businesses, corporations and civic organizations to mobilize more than 350 volunteers to revitalize over 30 homes, businesses and community spaces. This represents a nearly $950,000 investment into the local Atlanta community.
Today, Rebuilding Together has grown into a premier nonprofit community revitalization organization.
Together with our corporate partners and volunteers we are Rebuilding Lives!