Rebuilding Together Receives Film Honors For Dedicated Housing Initiatives

Jun 01, 2010, 16:45 ET from Rebuilding Together

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, has received several new film awards, specifically recognizing their "Veterans Initiative" and "Green Initiative" videos in the nonprofit categories.


Four different film award competitions: the Telly Awards, Hermes Awards, Ava Awards, and The Accolade Competition, have all recognized Rebuilding Together's videos that highlight two of their housing initiative focus areas for low-income homeowners on a national scale.

  • Telly Awards: Honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as video and film productions. The mission has been to fortify the visual arts community by promoting and supporting creativity
  • Hermes Awards: Recognize both the outstanding work in the film industry while also promoting the philanthropic environment of marketing
  • Ava Awards: Honor outstanding work by creative professionals in all aspects of the creation and production of audio/visual films and media projects
  • The Accolade Competition: A film and awards festival that honors new, cinematic views – oftentimes honoring films that focus on and highlight a humanitarian effort

The Green Initiative video – "Go Green with Rebuilding Together" – which focuses on Rebuilding Together's commitment to rebuilding with green practices, and supporting green housing education nationwide, was awarded: the Bronze Telly Award honor, the Platinum Award from Hermes, a Gold Honor from Ava, and the Merit from the Accolade Competition. The Veterans Initiative video – "Saving America's Heroes" – highlighting the work Rebuilding Together completes on behalf of the nation's veterans, received the Platinum Award, the highest honor of the Hermes Awards and Ava Awards' Platinum award, also the highest honor.

"Rebuilding Together continues to receive high honors throughout the filmmaking industries – and we are pleased to accept additional awards for our media projects and their significance to the betterment of our communities," said Gary A. Officer, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "We are so pleased that they have been recognized for their powerful messages and important mission."

Rebuilding Together and 5:00 Films have previously received 11 awards for Rebuilding Together's national video, "A Safe and Healthy Home for Every Person."

The Veterans and Green videos, as well as other video, clips, and webcasts can be watched on Rebuilding Together's National website:

About Rebuilding Together:

Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served.  With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America's largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to, energy efficiency, veteran's housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction. 

For more information, visit You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter @rebldgtogthr or become a fan on Facebook at 

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