Repairing Homes, Revitalizing Communities, Rebuilding Lives.
In 1973, a small group of people picked up hammers and paintbrushes in Midland, Texas. They had seen their neighbors struggle with home repairs and chose to dedicate their time to homeowners who needed a hand. Their compassion inspired others and grew into a national movement.
The founding affiliates rehabilitated the homes of their neighbors during the last weekend in April, and began what was known as Christmas in April. The approach of 'neighbors helping neighbors' inspired others to get involved and eventually spread across the country, bringing together partners from all walks of life to help our neighbors year-round.
In 1988, the organization opened its national office in Washington, DC. With the growth of the organization came change, including a new name; in the mid 2000s, Christmas in April rebranded as Rebuilding Together. Today, Rebuilding Together operates nationwide with more than 120 affiliates around the county.
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC), a member of the Rebuilding Together network, opened its doors in 1990 and, over the past 30+ years has worked to provide free critical home repairs, energy efficiency upgrades, and accessibility modifications for Montgomery County’s most vulnerable residents – seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, families with children, and members of marginalized communities, all living in low-income households.
RTMC has helped more than 3,000 homeowners throughout Montgomery County and engaged more than 50,000 volunteers who have dedicated their time and talents to helping their neighbors. Thanks to the dedication of volunteers, community partners, local businesses, and staff, RTMC continues to provide services to hundreds of vulnerable homeowners every year.