National Rebuilding Day Engages Hundreds on Countywide Home Renovation Blitz (4.30.2016 – 5.1.2016)

NRDMore than twenty home repair and renovation projects to be completed by more than six hundred volunteers across Montgomery County, Maryland

 

WHAT:

National Rebuilding Month is an annual month-long call to service during April, culminating with National Rebuilding Day, the last Saturday of the month. Nearly 20,000 volunteers across the nation are in service on over 700 affiliate-led rebuild projects during National Rebuilding Month.

National Rebuilding Day 2016 – For this monumental community service engagement, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) will join Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide, bringing together more than 600 community volunteers, to provide critical home repairs and modifications for low-income homeowners – senior citizens, persons with disabilities, military veterans and families – across Montgomery County.

RTMC will manage logistics for 16 sites and engage volunteers on small and large-scale repair and renovation projects that include replacement of siding and roofing, installation of wheel chair access ramps, interior and exterior painting, remodeling of kitchens and bathrooms, safety improvements and landscaping and yard work.

WHO: 16 low-income families, 600+ volunteers with 18 volunteer groups, 6 RTMC board members and 7 elected officials on scattered sites.

  • Congressman John Delaney [6th District] (NCCoE/B’nai Tzedek)
  • (State) Senator Cheryl Kagan [17th District] (NCCoE/B’nai Tzedek)
  • (State) Delegate Andrew Platt [17th District] (NCCoE/B’nai Tzedek)
  • Council President Nancy Floreen (NCCoE/B’nai Tzedek)
  • Councilmember Sidney Katz [3rd District] (Donohoe)
  • (State) Delegate Kirill Reznik [39th District] (St. Francis)
  • (State) Delegate Charles Barkley [39th District] (St. Francis)

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday 9:00A – 4:00P

WHERE:

Sixteen project sites are scattered throughout the County.  The press is welcomed to join RTMC staff and volunteers for action shots and interviews at the Toliver residence on Sunday, May 1 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

The Toliver Residence
1092 West Side Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

The following elected officials will be visiting this location between 11:00 AM – 12 PM.

  • Congressman John Delaney (6th District)
  • (State) Senator Cheryl Kagan (17th District)
  • (State) Delegate Andrew Platt (17th District)
  • County Council President Nancy Floreen

VISUALS:       Homeowner shots, before & after shots, volunteers in action

QUICK FACTS:        

National Rebuilding Day, celebrated on the last Saturday in April, is the culmination of a year of planning, training, and mobilizing thousands of community volunteers. It is embraced by community leaders and corporate and community partners as a way of bringing immediate, large-scale impact to communities across America in a single day.

Below are a few statistics for this year’s NRD.

  • 16 homes total
    • 9 homes with elderly homeowners
    • 6 homes with homeowners with disabilities
    • 4 homes will be renovated on Sunday
    • 12 homes will be renovated Saturday
      • RTMC will be renovating 3 houses on the same street (Hawling River Road, Gaithersburg, MD)
      • RTMC will be renovating 2 houses for The Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, in the same neighborhood.
      • 500 + volunteers
    • More than 20 RTMC National Rebuilding Day project teams will engage with us.

      • Adaptive Methods
      • Ashton United Methodist Church
      • B’nai Tzedek
      • Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
      • Christ Church of Kensington
      • G. Liu Contractor
      • Faith United Methodist
      • Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church
      • Gemini Title & Escrow
      • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
      • Grace United Methodist Church
      • National Cyber Security Center of Excellence
      • Neelsville Presbyterian Church
      • Revere Bank
      • Sandy Spring Bank
      • Shaare Torah
      • Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
      • Mark Presbyterian Church
      • Temple Beth Ami
      • Temple View Capital
      • The Donohoe Companies, Inc.

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 About Rebuilding Together Montgomery County:

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) is a safe and healthy housing organization that works in partnership with local government, nonprofits, and corporate partners to provide safety repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficiency upgrades to the homes of low-income residents throughout Montgomery County.

The repairs and links to community resources offered by RTMC prevent homelessness, preserve affordable housing, and provide safe and independent living for our community’s most vulnerable residents. Additionally, our work revitalizes and stabilizes vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the county.

Join us – visit www.rebuildingtogethermc.org

Media Contact:

Aaron Gonzales
Director of Development
301-10933-2700 x101 (o)
301-602-1158 (c)
agonzales@rebuildingtogethermc.org