Rebuilding Together started when a small group of people in Midland, Texas realized a growing need in their community. Their neighbors’ homes had fallen into disrepair and the homeowners could not afford to fix them. The founding members volunteered their time and skills to rehabilitate the homes of their neighbors and called it Christmas in April.
This simple act of neighbors helping neighbors inspired others, spreading slowly at first, and then across the country.
Rebuilding Together Orlando (RTO) was formed in 2002, and is one of more than 150 affiliates around the country assisting low-income homeowners with safe and healthy home repairs.