Rebuilding Together Muscatine County

"It Just Needs Done"

About

Who we are

Rebuilding Together is the leading national nonprofit working to preserve affordable home ownership and revitalize neighborhoods by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners. These projects are accomplished through the hard work of more than 200 affiliates nationwide.

Who we help

America’s low-income homeowners. More and more families are placed in the position of choosing between vital necessities over essential home repairs and modifications. Recipients of service include the disabled and elderly, at-risk families with children, veterans and active members of our nation’s military.

National Initiatives

National Rebuilding Day

The organization’s annual signature event in which more than 200 affiliates participate. Legions of volunteers work together on this day to repair and restore houses and non-profit facilities, leaving families and communities significantly improved.

Safe at Home

Provides the modifications and accessibility improvements that enable low-income elderly homeowners to avoid nursing home placement and age comfortably and safely in their own homes.

Gulf Coast Operations

Established to rebuild the houses of low-income homeowners and the capacity of our affiliate network after a natural disaster. Currently operation Rebuild 1000 is well on the way to a goal of rebuilding 1000 homes on the Gulf coast.

Veterans Housing

The Veterans Housing unit serves to fill gaps in housing modifications and repairs that retired and active service persons struggle to meet, often providing handicap modifications for veterans wounded in service to our country.

Green Housing

While the green movement has only gained momentum in the past few years, Rebuilding Together affiliates have been utilizing green practices — and providing green home rehabilitation — since our founding over 20 years ago. We believe that home repair and rehabilitation are inherently green.

The History of Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together, formerly “Christmas in April” began with a small group of founding affiliates more than 30 years ago. The current National Headquarters celebrated its 20th year in 2008 and is proud to represent an Affiliate Network that has completed over 100,000 projects in that time, a number that is growing by approximately 10,000 each year.

Rebuilding Together has delivered over $1 billion in market value with the help of 2.5 million volunteers who have committed time and effort.

Yearly Impact

  • More than 10,000 owner-occupied homes and non-profit facilities repaired and modified. Market value: $100 million.
  • Nearly 600,000 people were served who were living with an average annual income of under $16,000.
  • Over 200,000 volunteered their time and skills to work with the more than 200 affiliates of Rebuilding Together serving thousands of communities throughout the United States.
Note: These numbers reflect 2008’s yearly impact.
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