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We need your help!

We are asking all RTMC supporters to donate online* and spread the word. Whether it’s via social media or word of mouth, please help us maximize this day of giving!

Do More 24

On June 6th 2013, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County will be participating in the United Way National Capital Area’s Do more 24 fundraising campaign. This is an innovative way to give back to RTMC and has been noted as “the next generation of giving”. Our goal is to reach maximum fundraising potential in a 24 hour time period!

*Donations are not limited to online, please contact us if you would like to contribute over the phone or in person.

Why We Need Your Help

There are over 6,000 low-income homeowners in our county who are in desperate need of home repairs to maintain the safety of their home. Their lives, their families are in jeopardy. Leaking roofs, broken furnaces, malfunctioning appliances, unsafe walkways, and excessive debris in the home and yard all cause health hazards. Furthermore, a small problem, such a leaking pipe, can quickly escalate into a large problem, such as water damage and/or rottening floors. Left untreated, these hazards make it unsafe for the family to remain at home. Rebuilding Together is often their only option, and the only thing standing in between them staying in safety and losing their home.

Featured Partner

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County relies on the support of companies, foundations, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and individuals like you to make our work happen.

Choice Hotels LogoOne longtime partner for Rebuilding Together is Choice Hotels International. Headquartered in Rockville, Choice Hotels is a national partner to the Rebuilding Together network, but is proud to call Montgomery County home, and we are proud to have them. Careful to give back to the community that supports them, Choice Hotels has partnered with Rebuilding Together Montgomery County for the last five years on large-scale volunteer give-back days that engage their employees to make a tangible, lasting impact in our community.

In partnership, Choice Hotels and Rebuilding Together Montgomery County have:

  • Removed yard debris, built a picnic area, installed industrial washer/dryer units, repaired a back porch and steps, replaced torn carpeting, poured a dumpster landing pad, and painted  for a homeless shelter in Rockville;
  • Reconstructed support beams, replaced a furnace leaking carbon monoxide, removed yard debris, painted, installed appliances, replaced drafty windows and doors, and painted for a young family with two small children in Rockville;
  • Demolished a rotten shed, removed debris, poured a driveway, built flowerboxes and planted flowers, replaced appliances, and painted the interior and exterior of the home for a senior mother and her adult son with disabilities in Rockville;
  • Built shelving units, replaced a drainage pipe, removed overgrowth, replaced a security system, made significant landscaping improvements, planted trees and painted the interior and exterior of a food pantry in Silver Spring
  • Installed dozens of wall-mounted clothing racks, built freestanding and mobile shelving units, and moved and sorted school supplies and clothing for a clothing center in Rockville;

Groups like Choice Hotels International are essential to making our mission come to life, but they cannot do it alone. Join them, and hundreds of others who care deeply about protecting our vulnerable families, and participate in Do More 24 today with a gift to help a neighbor in need.


Bloomingdale’s Invites You to Shop and Support RTMC

The Details

When:   Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10am – 8pm

Where:  Bloomingdale’s at Friendship Heights
5300 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD  20815
parking available in garage – entrance at back of store; Red Line at Friendship Heights steps from the store

Why:      By shopping for the things you need/want, you can support Rebuilding Together – all without any extra cost to you!

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What It Looks Like:

Rebuilding Together is circulating coupons for the In-Store Shopping Day at Bloomingdales – download your coupon here.

Take the coupon to the Chevy Chase Bloomingdales store on April 13th and purchase whatever you would normally get – make-up, bathing suits, wedding gifts, Mother’s Day presents, summer outfits, shoes, purses, watches, etc – it all counts!

Ask for a duplicate receipt – the cashier will most likely staple your coupon to  the receipt.

Take the duplicate receipt to either the Customer Service Desk (3rd floor) or a marked RTMC box near the store exits.

Sit back, relax, and feel proud that 10% of your purchase will be donated to Rebuilding Together by Bloomingdales! You get what you need, or treat yourself to something you definitely don’t need – and both you and RTMC will benefit!

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Please email Tom or Kathy if you are interested in any of the following items for NRD. In the email please indicate the number of the photo.
































































































































































































































































2013 RT Honors Reception Sponsors

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

The RT Honors Reception is an biennal event that affords Rebuilding Together Montgomery County the opportunity to say “thank you” to a champion who has separated him/herself from the pack through their leadership, dedication, and passion for Rebuilding Together. The event also offers an opportunity to network with old friends and meet new partners who care about the Montgomery County community, our neighborhoods, and our families in need.

This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, and we encourage you to click on their logos, visit their websites, and learn more about their role in our community. We are all, each in our own way, working to make this county, and the greater DC metropolitan area, a wonderful place to call home.

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RT Honors Reception 2013


Join us as we celebrate the leadership, dedication, and good works of Robby Brewer from Lerch, Early & Brewer at the 2013 RT Honors Reception.

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 Event Details:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD  20814

 Directions, Parking & Metro Information



About our Honoree

Robert G. Brewer, Jr. is an attorney at Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda, Maryland whose practice is rooted in the firm’s Land Use & Zoning and Health Care groups. Robby skillfully guides clients through the critical phases of expanding, developing, buying and selling real property, and has counseled hospitals, institutional healthcare entities and physicians in a wide variety of health care and land use matters.

In addition to serving four times as Lerch Early’s managing partner, Robby’s service to the legal profession includes leadership roles in the Maryland State Bar Association and pro bono service to community groups like the Miracle League of Montgomery County, Bethesda Fire Department and Big Train Baseball. Through the years, Robby has been an active leader in many of the area’s most prominent civic, community and cultural organizations, including the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, Imagination Stage, Bethesda Kiwanis Club, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation and Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. He currently serves as secretary of Strathmore Hall Foundation (Music Center at Strathmore) and on the board of the Montgomery Business Development Corporation.

After becoming acquainted with Rebuilding Together Montgomery County nearly a decade ago, Robby has provided a critical voice of guidance and support when most needed. Robby has been instrumental in making key introductions, masterfully engaging his network in Rebuilding Together activities, and championing our cause around the county and beyond. Robby has engaged his firm, Lerch, Early & Brewer in providing financial support through our special events and simply to support the important work of keeping families safely in their home.  Most recently, he encouraged a member of the firm to join our Board of Directors. Robby currently servces on our Advisory Council.

For his years of guidance, dedication, and leadership, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is pleased to recognize Robby Brewer as the 2013 RT Honors Award Recipient.

About the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Join us for a sneak peek at this brand new, gorgeous facility!! The Bethesda Theater, built in 1938 and opened as one of the era’s Art Deco cinema palaces, is coming back to life! With an $8 million renovation, this National Historic Register Property is becoming the region’s #1 Live Music Supper Club!

Bethesda Blues & Jazz is a small concert hall serving excellent food and drink. It features 300 seats for dinner and 200 additional performance seats, which are made available when the dinner seats are sold out. You’ll be able to see your favorite artists in an intimate, elegant, and acoustically superb setting. Bethesda Blues & Jazz also boasts a beautiful new 40 ft. bar and lounge area.

Transportation to Bethesda Blues and Jazz is exceptionally convenient! Just 1 1/2 blocks from the Bethesda Metro station, the property also offers a 340-car public parking garage to accommodate our patrons.

About the RT Honors Reception Sponsors


Since the founding in 1952, Lerner Enterprises has emerged as the largest private real estate developer in the Greater Washington D.C. Area. Services encompass all phases of real estate development, including planning, development, construction, leasing and asset and property management. The breadth of our holdings includes real estate, professional sports franchises and private equity investments.



Buchanan Partners is one of the largest commercial real estate developers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with a solid reputation for integrity, innovation, and community involvement. buchanan-webOver the last decade, Buchanan Partners has acquired, planned, or developed over 1,600 acres of commercial land as well as over five million square feet of property including office, industrial, flex, retail, and mixed-use projects.

Support for the 2013 RT Honors Reception has also been provided by: EagleBank, Greenhill Capital Corporation, ProMark Real Estate/Vanguard Realty Group, Boone & Crockett, and The Jane Fairweather Team. Click here to view a complete listing.

RTMC continues to seek support to help host this wonderful night of celebration for Robby and for all those who provide truly impactful service to the Montgomery County community. All proceeds from the 2013 RT Honors Reception will support the critical work of Rebuilding Together – keeping vulnerable families safe and healthy in their homes. Want to join our wonderful event sponsors? Download the Sponsorship Form to learn more: 2013 RT Honors Sponsorship Form

Register Online Today!

Individuals and companies are encouraged to join us for this wonderful night of toasts, tribute, and celebration. Tickets are $100/person, and donations are always welcomed whether or not you are able to attend. We do hope you’ll be there to cheer on Robby and celebrate with us!


Join us as we Celebrate Karen Smith’s 60th Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Karen!



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Karen Smith, a longtime volunteer for Rebuilding Together, both at the national level and with both Rebuilding Together DC and Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, is turning 60 on February 9th, and wants to share her birthday celebrations with us!



talk cropped - KSKaren is currently the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, an occupational therapist, and champion for both Rebuilding Together and safe and accessible housing. She’s been such an advocate for us, and now she’s once again turning her talents to fundraising!




group cropped - KSTo celebrate her birthday, Karen has set a goal to raise $1000 in support of home modifications – things designed to prevent falls, increase accessibility, and make activities of daily living easier for those who are struggling. What a wonderful legacy for Karen to leave for so many vulnerable families in need!


Won’t you help us celebrate with Karen by making a gift in her honor today?

It’s a Big Year for Kathy Thrower, our Program Manager, and you’re invited to help us Raise the Roof to her, and all of her successes!

In October 2012, Kathy celebrated her 60th birthday, and we are so proud to get to share that milestone with her. In January 2013, she will also celebrate her 10th anniversary working here at Rebuilding Together Montgomery County! We are so lucky to have her working alongside us every day to help our families in need!

In honor of those she serves every day, we invite you to recognize Kathy’s work through a personal gift today.

One area of particular concern for Kathy is the number of requests Rebuilding Together receives for roof repairs and replacements – both of which are incredibly expensive and can be outside the budget for Rebuilding Together Montgomery County.

So with that in mind, and help from you, we are going to all pitch in, celebrate Kathy, and hopefully Raise the Roof for a family in need. Our goal is one new roof – but there’s no reason to stop there, so get involved!! It will be a wonderful birthday present for Kathy, a fitting celebration of her 10 years at RTMC, and a significant help to someone struggling in our community.

Make a Gift Today in Honor of Kathy!

Your gift may be tax-deductible – please consult your financial advisor for more information

Our Goal: $10,000

We’ve raised $1,350 to date

There are 41 days remaining

Lowe’s Volunteers of Gaithersburg Make Energy Efficiency Improvements & Address Code Violations

RTMC partnered with Lowe’s of Gaithersburg on October 11, 2012 to make significant repairs for a multi-generational family in Gaithersburg. With both financial support and donated material, as well as a dozen employees on-hand working to get the job done, Lowe’s and RTMC replace rotten siding along one side of the house, installed insulation, replaced an unsafe step, provided landscaping work and interior painting, and with the help of the Maryland Energy Administration, also installed a new furnace for a family with several young children. In partnership, our work will allow them a safe and comfortable place to grow up!

2012 RTMC Golf Classic A Great Success: Over $60,000 Raised To Support Families In Need

The 2012 RTMC Golf Classic a great success: over $60,000 raised to support families in need

RTMC would like to thank all the sponsors, golfers, in-kind donors, and volunteers who made the 2012 RTMC Golf Classic such a success. Held on October 1, 2012 at Whiskey Creek Golf Club, the event brought 118 golfers together for a beautiful day of golfing, networking, and philanthropy! A special thanks goes to our Presenting Sponsors, Monument Bank and Bart & Associates for making this day possible.