Rebuilding Together Boston
Now in its second decade of operations, Rebuilding Together Boston collaborates with skilled laborers and volunteers to repair and renovate the homes of economically disadvantaged homeowners (including the elderly, veterans, families with children, single parent households, the physically challenged and others in need) as well as non-profit-owned facilities (community centers, schools, worship centers, etc.) in the City of Boston. RTB provides its services at no cost to recipients due to the generous support of foundations, corporations, individuals and vendors. RTB’s goals are to:
- Preserve affordable housing and homeownership;
- Stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods;
- Reduce the risk of homelessness;
- Support a non-profit’s ability to provide needed community services; and,
- Reduce energy costs for those we serve.
To date, RTB has completed repairs and renovations, often top to bottom, of nearly 400 homes and non-profit facilities in the City with an aggregate value of work estimated at close to $7 million. We have involved over 20,000 volunteers in our programs.
The organization operates three major initiatives: (1) Year-Round Program for major repairs utilizing only skilled labor; (2) Special Service Days (May through early November) -- a day of volunteer service for corporate, school, faith-based or other affinity groups, and (3) National Rebuilding Day (NRD)held the last Saturday in April of each year. Our largest program, NRD involves some 500-800 skilled laborers and skilled and unskilled volunteers to repair and restore sites across the City.