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About Us

Rebuilding Together San Diego was established in 1995, and since then we have rehabilitated over 1,500 homes and facilities in need of critical repairs. The work we do would not be possible without the help from hundreds of volunteers, civic-minded companies, building tradesmen, and community groups that support our work with sponsorships, financial contributions, and in-kind donations of resources, materials, and time.

Our Story

Rebuilding Together started with the simple act of neighbors helping neighbors.

In 1973, a small group of people in Midland, Texas, realized a growing need in their community. Homes in their community had fallen into disrepair and their neighbors could not afford to fix them on their own. The group volunteered their time and skills to rehabilitate the homes of their neighbors. Realizing the potential impact of this work, the group formed Christmas in April, with the intent of performing repair and rehabilitation work in their community every April.

News of the group’s good work spread slowly, but eventually achieved national recognition. The mission spread beyond the idea of providing service once a year in April to bringing together partners from all walks of life to help our neighbors year-round. We opened the national office in 1988 and became Rebuilding Together.

Today, Rebuilding Together has grown into a leading national nonprofit organization repairing the homes of people in need and revitalizing our communities. Through our network of affiliates, we work proactively and collaboratively with community leaders, long-term residents, funders and volunteers to foster dialogue and create safe, healthy communities together across the country.

Meet The Team

Board of Directors

Talon Powers
HechtSolberg LP

Daniel Kettler
Turner Construction
Vice President 

Quintin Brown
Paladin Group

Norma Medina
City of San Diego Code Enforcement
Jennifer Wilson
IBEW Local 569

Michael Ales
Vision International University

Alice Carson

Frank Najara
Davis Reed
Carla Farley
San Diego Association of Realtors

Jay Henslee
US Bank

Mayra Hernandez
Assistant to Council Member
David Alvarez



Our Sponsors

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