Rebuilding Together 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.
Rebuilding Together Pitt County was incorporated on Aug 22 2007. In addition to participating in every National Rebuilding Day since its incorporation, it also provides additional free home repairs to homeowners in need as resources permit throughout the year. The purpose of these efforts is to helped communities preserve affordable homeownership, to revitalize neighborhoods, and to ensure qualifying low-income homeowners live in dignity and are sheltered in warm, safe, and dry homes.
In its inaugural project RTPC partnered with HSBC bank and the Little Willie Center. HSBC provided guidance for project selection and funding based on employee participation. On Aug 23-24, 2007, 35 HSBC employees from Rocky Mount, Ahoskie, Greenville, and Goldsboro participated in a volunteer project at the Little Willie Center. These employees represented Beneficial and HFC branches. Joining the HSBC employees were 15 parents of the Little Willie Center, Rebuilding Together board members, and friends of the newly formed Rebuilding Together Pitt County, NC, Inc.
In its second year, with generous funding by the James J. and Mamie Richardson Perkins Trust and the Mildred Sheffield Wells Charitable Trust, RTPC held it first National Rebuilding Day (2008) in West Greenville. Two homes on West Fourth Street were rehabilitated and the interior of the Lucille Gorham Intergenerational Community Center was painted.
During RTPC’s 2009 National Rebuilding Day, three homes in West Greenville were repaired. Financial support was provided by Lowe’s Home Improvement and Sears Holding Company through a competitive national grant program administered by the National Office. RTPC received 2 grants of $10,000 each to sponsor homes in the grantors’ name. The third home was sponsored by RTPC with money set aside from the James J. and Mamie Richardson Perkins Trust and Mildred Sheffield Wells Charitable Trust.
In the spring of 2010, in conjunction with its National Rebuilding Day, RTPC made repairs to two West Greenville homes. RTPC successfully leveraged support from the James J. and Mamie Richardson Perkins Trust, the Mildred Sheffield Wells Charitable Trust, and the West Memorial Fund and successfully lobbied Well Fargo and Sears Holding for support.
In the fall of 2010 and in conjunction with 9/11 National Day of Remembrance, RTPC built wheel chair ramp.
In the spring of 2011, in conjunction with its National Rebuilding Day, RTPC made repairs to the home of an Ayden, NC widow of a World War II veteran with the support of the James J. and Mamie Richardson Perkins Trust, the Mildred Sheffield Wells Charitable Trust, and the West Memorial Fund. Leveraging this support, RTPC was successfully in soliciting funds from RT’s Heroes at Home Grant Program. In addition, RTPC successfully leveraged support from the James J. and Mamie Richardson Perkins Trust, the Mildred Sheffield Wells Charitable Trust, and the West Memorial Fund and successfully lobbied Well Fargo and Lowes for support. As a result, RTPC was able to make much needed repairs to two other homes.
In the fall of 2011 and in conjunction with 9/11 National Day of Remembrance, RTPC made repairs to the home of an Ayden, NC widow of a Korean War veteran with the support of a grant from RT’s Heroes at Home Grant Program. Additional, RTPC completed on-site Hurricane Irene clean-up.
Since the year of our incorporation we have serviced 1 public park, 5 community centers and over 55 homeowners in need. With the support of our community, we hope do much, much more!