Rebuilding Together Frederick County is an affiliate of the National Rebuilding Together organization headquartered in Washington, DC. We share a vision of safe homes for everyone. Watch the video below to learn more about what we do.
Become a [Re]Builder
We need your help. We always have houses in our community in need of critical home repairs. We have 3 ways that you can get involved.
1. You can join a team to work on a house and become a [Re]Builder.
We especially need skilled trade volunteers, but if you can pick up a hammer or a roll of paper towels we can still use your help on our [Re]Building projects.
Skilled Trades Volunteers
We rely on skilled trade professional volunteers to serve as leaders in our rebuilding efforts, providing materials and technical know-how with everything from roofing to plumbing, assessment to planning. We leverage your expertise, connect you with our corporate partners, and highlight the impact you make through repairing homes and training low-income homeowners to keep their homes safe and healthy.
Board meetings are held the second Monday of every month.
House Captain Meetings
Next Meeting: On Monday, May 20th at 6:00 pm there will be a follow-up meeting to discuss lessons learned from the 2019 Rebuilding Month.
Evangelical Lutheran Church
31 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701
The meeting will be held in the Chapel of the Schaeffer Center on the church campus. The physical address for this building is 26 E 2nd St, Frederick.
News & Events
September 23rd is Falls Awareness Day
The National Council on Aging’s (NCOA), Fall Prevention Awareness Day, is on Tuesday, September 23rd. Did you know that Rebuilding Together works on home repairs to help our older neighbors age in place? Some facts:
Nine in ten homeowners that received repairs anticipate they can safely live in their homes over the next decade and beyond.
Rebuilding Together’s critical home repairs promote mobility and reduce how often older adults fall at home. Around two-thirds of the homeowners who received repairs report they always feel safe at home and can move around at home without difficulty. Homeowners on the wait list were nearly twice as likely to fall three or more times in the course of a year, compared to the homeowners that received repairs.
Rebuilding Together Frederick County (RTFC) co-sponsored a Home Repair Workcamp July 14 – 19th with Group Mission Trips. The Workcamp involved student and adult volunteers who came to rehabilitate houses in need of repair for our low-income seniors, veterans, and neighbors with disabilities. The volunteers come from all over the United States, stayed at Tuscarora High School, and worked on houses throughout Frederick County. This special program involved a collaboration between Group Cares Mission Trips, RTFC, Frederick County Government, and local churches and organizations.
23 Sites and all repairs were completed
5,789 Hours donated
Workcamp volunteers donated 1,462 items to the Urbana food bank
For an overview of the Workcamp experience, watch the following WDVM news story.
Wells Fargo Gives Rebuilding Together $41,000 for Local Repairs
Wells Fargo Presents Check to Rebuilding Together Frederick
On May 4th, Wells Fargo presented Rebuilding Together Frederick County with a check of over $41,000 for major repairs on a local home. Rebuilding this home will allow the homeowner to live safely in her home for many years to come. This house was “adopted” by Wells Fargo, United Methodist Church and Boy Scout Troop 628 who donated skilled labor and workers to make repairs, paint, perform landscaping, and prep and clean the worksite. Other volunteers from Project Day worksites helped out this weekend as well as neighbors and friends of the homeowner. Thank you to our house captain, Joey Romagnoli, and everyone who worked so hard to make this project a success! See the 2019 Project Photos Page for more photos.
2019 Project Day
Saturday, April 27th was National Rebuilding Together Project Day and dozens of volunteers worked on repairs for houses throughout Frederick County. See the 2019 Project Photos Page for pictures from the day or search the stream #RebuildingTogetherFrederick on Twitter . Stephanie Duprey from WDVM-TV produced a segment on one of our homes. Thank you to all the homeowners, sponsors, and volunteers for a successful Project Day!