WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, launches its annual initiative, National Rebuilding Day, on April 30. The Rebuilding Together Affiliate Network, comprised of 200 affiliates across the country, will engage thousands of volunteers to participate in home renovation projects providing low-income homes with critical repairs, modifications and energy efficient upgrades at no-cost to the homeowners.
Nearly 4,000 homes or nonprofit community centers of Rebuilding Together's annual 10,000 project goal will be met. Service recipients include America's low-income elderly, disabled, families with children, and military veterans.
"National Rebuilding Day raises awareness of the plight of America's low-income homeowners and communities that struggle to stabilize and preserve their homes and neighborhoods," said Gary A. Officer, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "With the generous support from our sponsors, federal leaders and affiliates – we are able to make significant improvements in homes and lives."
National Rebuilding Day is the annual signature event and is a cornerstone of Rebuilding Together's mission to preserve affordable homeownership, while impacting communities nationwide on a single day. This event occurs in April and is the culmination of a year's worth of planning. Volunteers join local affiliate leaders to repair and restore houses and nonprofit facilities and revitalize entire communities.
Join the energy and excitement of National Rebuilding Day by following Rebuilding Together on Facebook, visiting www.RebuildingTogether.org and tuning in to the live National Rebuilding Day radio broadcast of nationally syndicated On The House with the Carey Bros. & Rebecca Cole.
National sponsors of Rebuilding Together include CBRE, Sears, Cricket Wireless, Lowe's, Sherwin-Williams, Honeywell, ConocoPhillips, Meredith Corporation, HGTV and DIY Network.
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 www.RebuildingTogether.org. You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter @rebldgtogthr or become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/RebuildingTogether.