February 2022 Edition

Hello Friends,

The RTMC Team has been super busy this month serving our neighbors in need and gearing up for a jam-packed spring. We’ve recently completed critical home repairs for our 86th family this fiscal year and we are on pace to hit our goal to serve 150 vulnerable families by June 30th. We are also preparing and planning for several wonderful events and invite you to join us. Please mark your calendars:

National Rebuilding Day is April 29/30 and May 1, and we’ll have 27 corporate and faith-based groups fan out across the county to help 25 families in need.

She Builds with ABC Metro Washington is June 10th, and the Women Building Washington committee members will be out in force to support the families served at Stepping Stones Shelter in Rockville.

Cheers to Volunteers, a fun-filled BBQ event to celebrate our volunteers and partners, will take place on June 2 at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg.

RTMC Annual Golf Tournament planning is in full swing for our October 3 tournament at Bretton Woods Golf Course in Germantown. All funds raised will help provide critical home repairs for our clients.

As always, we are so grateful to you for your steadfast support of our mission. Together, we are helping to preserve affordable housing and making a tangible difference for our neighbors in need. 

All the best,


Maury Peterson

Executive Director

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Save the Date:

She Builds

with ABC Metro Washington

Friday, June 10th, 2022

This summer, our team of She Builds volunteers from ABC Metro Washington, led by the Women Building Washington committee, will come together to repair and revitalize Stepping Stones Shelter, which provides emergency shelter and post-shelter support to homeless families with children. We look forward to working with ABC Metro Washington volunteers on this project by women, for women, and with women!

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Save the Date:

Cheers to Volunteers

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022


Help us celebrate our volunteers and 32 years of serving the community together! Join us for an evening of food, drinks, games, and music at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg. We will also be giving away several awards. We look forward to welcoming volunteers and other members of the RTMC community to say thank you and enjoy a night out together! Tickets and sponsorship packages will be available soon.

Event Details

Save the Date:

RTMC Golf Tournament

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Join us for our annual RTMC golf tournament! All proceeds help us to continue our mission of repairing homes, revitalizing communities and rebuilding lives for our vulnerable neighbors in Montgomery County. We look forward to welcoming all corporate executives, civic leaders, skilled-trades professionals, and community leaders to our event. Sponsorship packages will be available soon.

Event Details

Thank you SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney & Silver Spring North!

Recently, RTMC was contacted by a homeowner who had a serious hazmat situation in their home, and our partners at SERVPRO stepped in to help ensure that this homeowner would continue to be safe and healthy in their home. They donated cleaning services that will be life-changing for this homeowner. We are grateful for the professionalism and compassion shown by the entire SERVPRO team!

Welcoming Brent Kynoch

Please help us give a warm welcome to Brent Kynoch, who recently joined the Board of Directors at Rebuilding Together Montgomery County.

Brent comes to RTMC with more than 30 years of experience in the field of environmental issues identification and remediation. Brent’s background in the HVAC, building, and mechanical contracting industries led to his concern and involvement in the environmental industry, and he is the Founder and President of Kynoch Environmental Management, a firm specializing in preventative environmental management. Brent is also the CEO of Clearity Environmental, which was founded to expand the mold prevention services of KEM beyond the DMV area.

We are grateful for the expertise and passion that Brent brings to our organization. Welcome to the RTMC team, Brent!

Homeowner Stories: Our Neighbor, Mrs. N.

Mrs. N., her son Ryan, and her two grandsons in front of her home

Mrs. N.'s son, Ryan,* was the first to reach out to RTMC when water damage from his mother's leaking roof became so severe that the ceiling in her kitchen fell through. Mrs. N. is an elderly woman who has lived in her home in Silver Spring for more than 15 years. Ryan is a single father, and his mother helps to take care of her grandsons during the day while he is at work. Mrs. N.'s roof was in dire need of replacement, and our partners at Central Exteriors worked quickly to replace the roof and the rotten sheets of plywood that had been badly damaged by water intrusion. Mrs. N. will no longer have to fear for the safety of her grandchildren when they are staying with her - she and her family will be safe and dry in her home for years to come. She told us after the repairs were completed, "I think I've got the best looking roof here!"

*Names of clients and client family members may be changed to protect their privacy

Homeowner Stories: Our Neighbor, Mr. M.

During the winter, RTMC receives many calls from homeowners who are living without heat due to broken heating systems. RTMC recently helped restore heat for an elderly neighbor in Gaithersburg, Mr. M., who had been forced to rely on space heaters for several weeks after his heating unit broke down. With temperatures below freezing, RTMC worked quickly to replace the broken unit. Thanks to our partners at Cool Breeze Plumbing, Heating & A/C, we were able to install a brand-new heating unit for Mr. M. and ensure he will stay warm in his home for years to come. In Mr. M.’s own words, "With your efforts and your office, warmth and health returned to my cold home."

National Rebuilding Day (NRD) Update

Volunteers from Neelsville Presbyterian Church, NRD 2021

We are excited to announce that we will have 25 volunteer projects taking place during this year's National Rebuilding Day weekend event to help 25 families in need around Montgomery County! Thank you to all of our sponsors for making the commitment to support our vulnerable neighbors and ensure they will continue to be able to live in safe and healthy homes. The planning process for our volunteer groups is underway, and we look forward to working with all of our volunteer groups in the coming months to prepare for a successful weekend of projects!

While registration to volunteer is now closed, there is still time to sponsor National Rebuilding Day! Click here to view this year's sponsorship packet and select your level of commitment, and click on the button below to donate in support of the event.

If your company is interested in providing in-kind material donations for NRD, please reach out to Joni Keaton at jkeaton@rebuildingtogethermc.org

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National Rebuilding Day 2022 Sponsors

Adventist Healthcare

Bethesda United Church of Christ

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

Christ Episcopal Church Kensington

Church of Christ at Manor Woods


Covenant Life Church

DAVIS Construction

DG Liu Contractor, Inc

Embrace Home Loans

Fivesquares Development

Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church

G.E. Frisco

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Grace United Methodist Church

Helping Hands Poolesville

Holy Cross Catholic Church

JPAR Stellar Living

Kynoch Environmental Management

Mill Creek Parish UMC

Miller & Long Co., Inc. 

Neelsville Presbyterian Church

Rock Spring Contracting

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

Sandy Spring Bank

Shaare Torah

Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

Takoma Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Temple Beth Ami

The Well Community Church

Therrien Waddell

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville

Washington Property Company

Join Our Team!

We're hiring an AmeriCorps Project Coordinator to oversee key aspects of the repairs process for our homeowners. This role manages projects from start to finish, serving as the primary point of contact for clients, contractors, and volunteers during the program delivery process.

Please email any questions to Lindsay Luhn at lluhn@rebuildingtogethermc.org

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Help Us Find Storage Space

RTMC is in dire need of storage space to store supplies and materials we use to keep homes safe for Montgomery County residents. We need help finding a secure storage area, ideally at least 750 sq. ft. of either donated or deeply discounted space. If you or anyone you know can help, please contact our Executive Director, Maury Peterson, at mpeterson@rebuildingtogethermc.org

Help Us Reach More Homeowners in Need

We are always looking for ways to reach more of our neighbors in need and expand our outreach efforts in the community. As part of our newest initiative, we are launching a QR code that, when scanned, takes homeowners interested in learning more about our services directly to our Apply for Services webpage.

We need your help launching this initiative! Do you know of places near you with a community bulletin board or a place to share community information? Print out our Interested Homeowner Information Flyer and help us distribute it on community bulletin boards in your area. The flyer features both our new QR code as well as tear-off tabs.

About Us

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) provides critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and links to community resources for our vulnerable low-income neighbors, including seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, single parents, and members of marginalized communities. Since 1990, RTMC has served more than 2,600 homeowners and engaged more than 50,000 volunteers to help our neighbors remain safely in their homes.

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879


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