Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade
Rebuilding Together started with the simple act of neighbors helping neighbors.
In 1973, a small group of people in Midland, Texas, realized a growing need in their community. Their neighbors’ homes had fallen into disrepair and homeowners could not afford to fix them on their own. They volunteered their time and skills to rehabilitate the homes of their neighbors. Realizing the potential impact of this work, the group formed Christmas in April, with the intent of performing repair and rehabilitation work in their community every April.
News of the group’s good work spread slowly, but eventually achieved national recognition. The mission spread beyond the idea of providing service once a year in April to bringing together partners from all walks of life to help our neighbors year-round. We became Rebuilding Together and opened the national office in 1988.
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Together, with our corporate and community partners, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year.
Miami Affiliate History:
Frank Mackle and Joseph Myrtetus established the Miami affiliate of Christmas in April after Hurricane Andrew ravaged the Greater Miami area in 1992. The Miami affiliate was officially founded and designated as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization in June 1993. The name changed to Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc. (RTMD) in 2008. RTMD is one of the 140+ affiliates of the national non-profit, Rebuilding Together.
Since inception, Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade has rehabbed over 800 homes, utilizing thousands of skilled and unskilled volunteers, and has donated 9 million dollars of market value work to the community.
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade has programs dedicated to energy efficiency, veteran's housing, and aging in place.