Volunteers Come Together to Rebuild Homes, Revitalize Community During National Rebuilding Month
Rebuilding Together Indianapolis, Community Partners to Help Revitalize Near Northwest Neighborhood
INDIANAPOLIS – April 29, 2023 – Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit organization with a vision to ensure safe homes and communities for everyone, will host its annual National Rebuilding Month this April. Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide work year-round to provide essential home repairs for neighbors in need.
In our community, Rebuilding Together Indianapolis will host volunteers to repair nine homes in the Near Northwest neighborhood during National Rebuilding Month on Saturday, April 29th. Kyle Hickman, Executive Director says, "Rebuilding Together Indianapolis is looking forward to another successful spring Rebuild Day after working alongside our planning team for the past 12 months. We look forward to seeing the impact our sponsors, supporters and community partners make."
Throughout April, Rebuilding Together affiliates and volunteers will work with veterans, older adults, families and disaster survivors by providing them with a variety of essential, health and safety home repairs, including: flooring repairs and replacement, weatherization repairs, roof and handrail replacements, accessibility modifications, painting, landscaping and other major home rehabilitations. The repairs are provided free of charge to neighbors in need, who are often faced with diminishing resources and must choose food and medicine over critical home repairs. “Too many Americans suffer from the health and economic consequences of living in substandard housing and underserved communities,” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together.” National Rebuilding Month serves as an annual month-long call to service to encourage people to support their neighbors, strengthen their community and ensure everyone is living in safe and healthy homes.”
National Rebuilding Month will culminate on National Rebuilding Day, Saturday, April 29, and will engage volunteers to complete repairs on homes, nonprofit facilities and community spaces to bring immediate, transformational change to neighborhoods across America on the same day.
National Rebuilding Month originated in 1973 in Midland, Texas with volunteers helping neighbors rebuild their homes. The group founded Rebuilding Together, at the time called “Christmas in April,” and gathered around a month of service each year in April. The mission then grew beyond the idea of providing service one month per year to bring volunteers together to provide neighbors in need with critical repairs year-round. Today, Rebuilding Together has grown into a premier nonprofit community revitalization organization.
About Rebuilding Together Indianapolis
Founded in 1999, Rebuilding Together Indianapolis is an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit organization with a mission of “repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.” Each year, Rebuilding Together affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects. For more information on Rebuilding Together Indianapolis, visit https://www.rebuildingtogetherindy.org.