Rebuilding Together is a national volunteer based organization, which works to address the needs of low-income homeowners. There are 865 chapters located in various cities and towns across all 50 states. Volunteers come together to paint, clean, fix roofs, fix framing, install windows, repair stairs and ramps, and do yard clean up, amongst many other tasks. This ensures that the homeowners can live independently in a safe environment. Nationally, Rebuilding Together completes about 10,000 projects a year.
Peterson Consulting President Tom Peterson has volunteered with theGreater Burlington chapter for over 20 years and served on the Board of Directors for 4 years. This chapter has completed dozens of projects since they were first organized in 1995. Rebuilding Together completes these projects in a single day, at no charge to the residents, with the help of local businesses and volunteers.
Last September, PCI joined Rebuilding Together for a day of service, and helped remove an aging asphalt shingle roof for a homeowner in Essex, Vermont. In the midst of the pandemic, this day of service was a wonderful opportunity to come together as a team, meet some amazing people, and give back to our community.
Rebuilding Together hosts Project Days in the spring and fall, and although the spring date has passed for 2021, we are looking forward to joining the fall Project day. We encourage anyone reading this to join us this fall! The date for the fall is set for September 25th. For more information and to sign-up to volunteer, check out the website for the Rebuilding Together Burlington Chapter.