Rebuilding Together is a national, non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to preserving and revitalizing houses and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, veterans, disabled and families with children, live in warmth, safety and independence. The goal is to make a sustainable impact in partnership with the community.
A safe and healthy home for every person.
In partnership with local communities, Rebuilding Together - Monterey/Salinas preserves and revitalizes houses and public/non-proit facilities, assuring that low-income
homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, veterans and families with children, live in warmth, safety and independence.
The national organization started when volunteers in Midland, Texas, decided to devote one day in April to repairing dilapidated homes of neighbors in need. One homeowner said, "Why, this is like Christmas … in April." The spirit quickly spread and Christmas in April « USA was launched in 1988. The national organization changed the name in 2001 to Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April. The Monterey/Salinas affiliate followed suit in 2002. In 2006, both the national and local organization shortened the name to simply Rebuilding Together.
Since 1995, Rebuilding Together has rehabilitated 295 houses throughout the Greater Monterey/Salinas Area and 27 non-profit facilities, involving more than 4,000 volunteers. The total market value of the work done since 1995 is more than $1.7 million.