About Us

Rebuilding Together is the leading volunteer organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled, and families with dependent children. There is no cost to qualified homeowners for the services provided. Our office is located at 1111 9th Street #265, Des Moines, IA 50314. Our main phone number is 284-7403. Our fax is 244-4439.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines has traditionally held its annual Wells Fargo Rebuilding Together Day the first Saturday in May.  Since our first Rebuilding Together Day in 1995, local volunteers have been renovating the homes of low-income homeowners and nonprofit facilities.  To date, we have revitalized over 3,000 homes and non-profit facilities utilizing over 280,000 hours of volunteer time and delivering nearly $8.9 million in market value.  The benefit is that in the process, we transform lives.

Rebuilding Together began in Midland Texas in 1973 as “Christmas in April”, in the neighbor-helping-neighbor tradition of the old fashioned barn-raising. It is now a nationwide program with 160+ affiliates serving over 1,600 communities.

Rebuilding Together addresses the problems of affordable housing for low-income homeowners and their families by revitalizing and preserving their homes. Through the repairs provided by our volunteers we can:

  • Maintain low-income homeowner housing for seniors, those living with disability and families with dependent children
  • Address safety issues (falls being a leading cause of injury among elders)
  • Enable elderly and disabled homeowners to remain in their homes in comfort and independence

Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines will provide programs which are accessible to people with disabilities and administer it’s programs/services in a manner that does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status.

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