In 1973, a small group of people in Midland, Texas, realized a growing need in their community. Homes in their community had fallen into disrepair and their neighbors could not afford to fix them on their own. The group volunteered their time and skills to rehabilitate the homes of their neighbors. Realizing the potential impact of this work, the group formed Christmas in April, with the intent of performing repair and rehabilitation work in their community every April.
News of the group’s good work spread slowly, but eventually achieved national recognition. The mission spread beyond the idea of providing service once a year in April to bringing together partners from all walks of life to help our neighbors year-round. We opened the national office in 1988 and became Rebuilding Together.
Today, Rebuilding Together has grown into a premier nonprofit community revitalization organization.
Together, with our corporate and community partners, we repair homes, revitalize communities and rebuild lives. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year.
2022 date to be announced
CJC’s annual project repairing a home is dedicated to the memory of Jim Walsh, a great guy and former CJC House Captain. Jim passed away in January 2014 after a long battle with cancer and is sorely missed. The Jim Walsh Rebuilding Team is inspired by Jim’s contributions, his courage and perseverance.
The team will transform the home of a disabled or elderly resident with elbow grease, paint, repairs and yardwork.
Perform the mitzvah of making someone’s home a safe and dry place and experience the satisfaction of seeing the results of the work. Skilled and unskilled workers welcome, including teens 15 and older accompanied by an adult. This is a wonderful family activity.
For more information, to volunteer or donate, contact
Sharon Walsh. firstname.lastname@example.org or Glen Unger, glennLung@yahoo.com
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