About

About

  •  © 2017 – Rebuilding Together Greater Newport | P.O. Box 748 | Newport, Rhode Island 02840
  • The Nation’s largest volunteer organization preserving and revitalizing low-income houses and communities.
On the last Saturday in April, 1973, a group of volunteers in Midland Texas gathered at the house of an elderly woman who could not afford the home repairs necessary for her to continue living in comfort and safety. By the end of the day, the roof and windows were repaired, the house was painted, and the yard was spruced up.  The woman exclaimed, “This is like having Christmas in April!”

The idea took root in surrounding communities. Before long, “Christmas in April” spread to several states, and a national office was established in Washington, DC. In 2000, we became Rebuilding Together, a name that expresses our mission. Today there are nearly 200 affiliates nationwide providing millions of dollars in home repairs for thousands of homeowners year round.  We are the largest volunteer driven home rehabilitation organization in the country.  The last Saturday in April continues to be our signature National Day of Service.