Formerly known as Christmas in April, Rebuilding Together is a nationwide program where, in one day, volunteers come together to rehabilitate homes of low income, often elderly homeowners who can no longer afford, or have the physical ability, to make repairs to their homes. These homeowners must often choose to put aside basic home maintenance in order to purchase basic necessities such as food and healthcare. Rebuilding Together provides homeowners with a sense of relief and renewed optimism when they see the results of the volunteers’ efforts.
The St. Michaels family has participated in this program annually for the past 20 or so years. In April 2014, we fixed up an Arlington home in the Nauck neighborhood—one that we first worked on a few years ago.
Everyone is welcome to come out and lend a hand on these projects, regardless of your home improvement skills. We frequently will be making repairs and painting on the inside and doing landscape and yard maintenance on the outside. You can work the whole day (about 8 AM to 4 PM), just for the morning or afternoon—even an hour or two will help. We’ll even provide breakfast and lunch! Teenagers 14 or older are also welcome.
For more information about St. Michael's Rebuilding Together program, please contact Ed Menoche, our Rebuilding Together House Captain.
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