Rebuilding Together St. Louis Garners Prestigious Award From FOCUS St. Louis

By on March 5, 2019

Rebuilding Together St. Louis is delighted to announces it has received a “What’s Right In the Region” award, in the category of Promoting Stronger Communities, from FOCUS St. Louis.  For more than 25 years, Rebuilding Together has provided free home repair to veterans, low income and elderly homeowners in need so they may remain safely in their own homes.

“Our organization has rehabbed over 3000 homes, 68 community centers and touched more than 65,000 lives” says Barry Upchurch, president of the board of directors.  “It is a privilege to receive this honor from FOCUS which underscores our mission of a safe and healthy home for every person.”

Each year on Rebuilding Day, scheduled for Saturday, May 4, more than 1500 volunteers are deployed throughout the metro area to revamp 40 to 50 homes in a single day.  The group receives significant support from area skilled trades. In addition, the organization hosts various community and veteran’s builds throughout the year. Financial support is provided through corporate sponsors, foundation grants, and individual donations.

Each year, FOCUS St. Louis, a civic leadership organization, applauds the efforts of 20 individuals, organizations and/or initiatives making a positive difference in the St. Louis region.

Rebuilding Together St. Louis is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served.  With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America’s largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to, energy efficiency, veteran’s housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction.

FOCUS St. Louis® is the region’s premier civic leadership organization. FOCUS prepares a diverse base of leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region through our experience-based leadership training, civic issue education and public engagement initiatives.

 

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