April 2022 Edition

Hello Friends,


April is National Rebuilding Month and the RTMC Team and Board of Directors have been hard at work preparing for our National Rebuilding Weekend coming up on April 29, April 30 and May 1. We’re excited to welcome back our volunteers in force – we’ll have 700+ volunteers from 33 faith and corporate groups fan out across the county to help 24 families in need. We greatly appreciate all of our sponsors and volunteer groups who make our work possible (see list below). 


This month we are also celebrating our 100th homeowner served this fiscal year! Homeowner Ms. A. was in desperate need of a new roof and our wonderful partners at Shanco were kind enough to donate the roof free of charge. Special thanks to Joe Stephens, Shanco’s Director of Sales and Operations for arranging this life-changing donation. 


Don’t forget to mark your calendar -- we have lots of great events coming up (see below) and would love to see you. Please know how grateful we are to you for your ongoing support of our mission. Together, we are helping to preserve affordable housing and making a tangible difference for our Montgomery County neighbors in need. 


All the best,

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Maury Peterson

Executive Director

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Show Your Support:

She Builds

with ABC of 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 families with children experiencing homelessness. We look forward to working with volunteers on this project by women, for women, and with women!

Support She Builds

Save the Date:

Cheers to Volunteers


Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

4:30pm-7:00pm


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
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Thank you to Jim Resnick of Senior Outreach & Education and the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service!


We were so grateful to have Jim drop off a generous donation of smoke detectors at our office! Our National Rebuilding Day volunteers will install the smoke detectors in the 24 homes that they will be repairing and revitalizing this weekend, ensuring that our homeowners will be safe and secure with up-to-date alert systems in the event of a fire. Thank you to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service for helping us to keep our homeowners safe!

100 Homeowners Served

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RTMC is proud to celebrate our 100th homeowner homeowner served this fiscal year! Our 100th homeowner, Ms. A., is a longtime resident of Burtonsville. She currently lives with her brother and her two adult children. In addition to working full-time to support her family, Ms. A. is also a student at Montgomery College working to further her education. Ms. A. had significant leaking in her home and desperately needed a roof replacement. Thanks to our partners at Shanco, Ms. A. received a brand new roof. Shanco generously donated the roof free of charge, and we are very grateful for their help to ensure that Ms. A. will no longer have issues with leaking and will be able to remain dry and comfortable in her home. We would like to extend a special thank you to Joe Stephens, Shanco's Director of Sales and Operations, for arranging the donation, and for his unwavering support of RTMC.

Homeowner Stories: Our Neighbor, Ms. M.

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Clockwise from left: Homeowner Ms. M. pictured with RTMC staff member Joni, new grab bars, new flooring

Ms. M. has been living in her home in Silver Spring for more than 15 years and is a single mother to a wonderful son and two very energetic dogs. Ms. M.’s home was constructed in 1949 and was in need of multiple critical repairs, including a roof replacement. Our partners at Central Exteriors replaced Ms. M.’s roof, and our partners at Transformation Contractor, LLC addressed additional repair and accessibility issues for Ms. M., including replacing a broken window, tearing out moldy drywall on the bathroom ceiling and replacing it with new drywall, replacing the subfloor and floor in the bathroom, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and replacing the broken sliding glass door. We are so glad that Ms. M. will be able to live safely in her home for years to come!

Homeowner Stories: Our Neighbor, Ms. L.

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Left to right: Homeowner Ms. L., newly installed HVAC system

Ms. L. is 78 years old and a long-time resident of Montgomery County. When the furnace in her Rockville home stopped working, RTMC stepped in to ensure that she would continue to be safe and warm. Thanks to our partners at GAC Services for replacing Ms. L.'s furnace and restoring comfort to her home!

Cheers to Volunteers Sponsors

Thank you to all who have sponsored our upcoming Cheers to Volunteers event so far! We look forward to sharing an evening out with our supporters and volunteers at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg.


There is still time to sponsor Cheers to Volunteers! Sponsorship levels begin at $100 and all levels include tickets to the event. We look forward to having you join us!

Sponsor Today

Presenting Sponsor


Pettit Family Charitable Foundation


Neighborhood Sponsor


GAC Services


Backyard Sponsor


Jean Sperling


Good Neighbor Sponsor


Jeff Purdy

National Rebuilding Day Sponsors

National Rebuilding Day is here! Thank you so much to all of our sponsors for supporting NRD and helping to ensure a successful and impactful event. We look forward to seeing all of our volunteers in action and all the amazing work they accomplish for our homeowners!


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

Compass

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

Therrien Waddell

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville

Washington Property Company

Join Our Team!

We're hiring a Bilingual Home Assessment & 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.


Click here to view the full position description.


To apply, email cover letter and resume to Office Manager Christina Devlin at info@rebuildingtogethermc.org


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

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


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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