Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together is a national organization dedicated to repairing homes, revitalizing communities and rebuilding lives.

Their vision is for safe homes and communities for everyone.  They serve Veterans, people with disabilities, and low-income homeowners.

Rebuilding Together started with the simple act of neighbors helping neighbors.  In 1973, a small group of people in Midland, Tx realized homes in their community had fallen into disrepair and their neighbors could not afford to fix them on their own.  The group 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.  In 1988 they opened a national office and became Rebuilding Together.

In worship on Palm Sunday (April 14), you’ll hear how Tabernacle has been involved, and what we’ll be doing this year on April 27th.