Rebuilding Together St. Louis

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Executive Director: Dave Ervin
Email: dervin@rebuildingtogether-stl.org
Phone: (314) 918–9918
Address: 357 Marshall Ave., Suite 2, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Website: http://www.rebuildingtogether-stl.org/

Profile:
Rebuilding Together St. Louis’s vision is a safe and healthy home for every person. The organization’s mission is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners.

In 1973, a small group of neighbors and friends picked up hammers and paint brushes in Midland, Texas. They had seen houses in their community fall into disrepair and chose to dedicate one day to the elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners who needed a hand. Their compassion inspired others, and the movement grew.

Today, Rebuilding Together is a national organization committed to year-round aid. With over 200,000 volunteers annually, Rebuilding Together is able to revitalize over 10,000 houses and public spaces to impact nearly 850,000 individuals. Since its founding in 1988, the organization has added $1.3 billion of market value back into the communities it serves and, more importantly, priceless value to the homeowners’ lives it changes.

After seeing a need in the St. Louis region, Rebuilding Together St. Louis joined the effort in March of 1992. The organization’s first Rebuilding Day renovated five houses with the help of 105 volunteers. Since then, Rebuilding Together St. Louis has assisted 2,800 homeowners and completed 52 community projects and 489 Rebuilding Together Express restorations in over 50 neighborhoods across the St. Louis region.