What is Rebuilding Together?
The idea started in 1973 in Midland, Texas, when volunteers decided to devote one day in April to repair and spruce up homes of their neighbors in need. “This is just like Christmas in April” said one of the grateful recipients. The idea spread from one community to the next, and by 1988 a national office was established in Washington, DC.
In 2000, the organization changed its name from Christmas in April to Rebuilding Together and now is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalizing neighborhoods. Over 10,000 projects per year are completed by thousands of volunteers in over 200 communities throughout America.
Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area was incorporated January 1, 2011. Our mission is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need. We do this by offering home repair and renovation services, free of charge, to low-income families with an emphasis on helping the elderly, people with disabilities and Veterans.