Rebuilding Together Baltimore

Organization Description: 

Rebuilding Together Baltimore, formerly Christmas in April - Baltimore, is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, volunteer organization dedicated to helping low-income homeowners, through home renovation and repair. Our goal is to keep people living in warmth, safety, and independence, while helping to build better communities in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Maryland.

Once a year, on the last Saturday in April, skilled and unskilled volunteers alike join together in a unique one-day event reminiscent of the barn-raising tradition of America's past. Since 1990, the year of our first Rebuilding Day, the Baltimore affiliate of Rebuilding Together has organized the work of more than 20,000 volunteers, who have repaired and revitalized more than 1,000 local homes and completed dozens of community improvement projects. The estimated market value of this work exceeds 7 million dollars.

Baltimore's low-income population, particularly the elderly, disabled, and families with children, often live in deteriorating conditions. As people age, falls, injuries and greater health problems take their toll. Society pays a price in hospitalization, elder care and, most distressing, in homelessness. Many of our neighbors in Baltimore have worked all their lives and have been physically and financially able to maintain their homes in good condition. Now due to illness, the loss of a spouse, aging, and/or economic hardships, they are unable to do the repair work themselves and their homes deteriorate or become unsafe.

Homeowner referrals come from other non-profit agencies, local police departments, government agencies, social service organizations, churches, synagogues and private individuals. Applicants are screened for eligibility based upon need and income, with priority going to the elderly, disabled and/or families with children.

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1014 West 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
Mission Statement: 

Our mission is to preserve and revitalize houses and communities. By mobilizing a volunteer workforce, Rebuilding Together ensures that low-income homeowners, from the elderly and disabled to families with children, live in greater independence in warmer, safer, and drier homes.

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Housing, Shelter
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Housing Expense Reduction Support
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