Our Mission:
Repairing Homes, Revitalizing Communities and Rebuilding Lives
A Note From Our Executive Director
Hi Friends!
Our team has been super busy since our last update - we’ve now served 122 vulnerable homeowners in need and we are on pace to achieve our service goal of 178 homeowners served by June 30, 2021. We are also actively participating in April’s National Rebuilding Month (#RebuildingMonth) and looking forward to our Cheers to 30 Years celebration on June 9th. Earlier this month RTMC joined the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and we are excited to report RTMC received a $10,000 donation from Lowe’s to help us provide more critical home repairs to neighbors in need. 
RTMC is also growing! We welcome new RTMC Board Member, Guy Silas, and RTMC Construction Manager, Bob Goff. We are also hiring two exciting full-time positions: Development & Communication Coordinator and Home Assessment & Project Coordinator.
We encourage you to follow RTMC’s tweets and stay connected through our Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Thanks again to all for your continued support and dedication to RTMC!
Maury Peterson Signature
Maury Peterson
Executive Director

P.S. If you’re a past volunteer, board member, homeowner or friend of Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, let's connect! Send me an email or add me on LinkedIn.
RTMC Board President, Nancy Floreen, is delighted to announce that Guy Silas, has joined the RTMC Board of Directors. Guy has more than 25 years of mortgage lending and financial services experience. He currently serves as the Branch Manager at Embrace Home Loans in Rockville and previously served as a Senior Vice President and Regional Sales Manager of the Mortgage Division at Sandy Spring Bank.

Guy is a Certified Public Accountant, as well as a member of the Maryland Bankers Association, and the Maryland Builders and Industry Association. He’s also active in his community, having previously served as a Board Member and Board President at Rebuilding Together Howard County.

Guy graduated from The Smith School of Business and received a BS degree in accounting from the University of Maryland. He grew up in Potomac, Maryland, and currently lives in Glenwood, Maryland with his wife. He’s the father of three amazing grown children and a proud grandfather. In his free time, Guy enjoys fishing, golf, and tennis, and watching the sunrise at the beach. His idea of the perfect day would be relaxing on his boat with his family. Welcome to RTMC, Guy!

Welcome to Bob Goff, RTMC Construction Manager!
Please join us in welcoming our new Construction Manager, Bob Goff, to the RTMC team! Bob recently retired after a 30-year career with Montgomery County Code Enforcement, serving as an Inspector and later as a Supervisor. RTMC has partnered with Bob over the years on code violation mitigation for our clients. Bob is also a skilled general contractor and previously provided home repairs for our clients through his business, Goff Properties. Here’s what a recent satisfied RTMC homeowner had to say about Bob: 

“Bob did an awesome job repairing my home and making it safe for me. He was always on time, very polite, and very skilled. Thank you!”

We are fortunate to have Bob’s knowledge and skills to serve our vulnerable homeowners. Bob deeply understands the needs of our homeowners and his kindness and compassion for them, as well as his passion for our mission, will help take RTMC to new heights. Welcome, Bob!

Spotlight on a [Re]Builder: Andra Henning
Our Spotlight on a [Re]Builder highlights Andra Henning, RTMC Board Member and Director of Professional Development and Clinical Education for Therapy at Adventist HealthCare. Andra is pictured above with her beautiful son, Benjamin. 

Andra has played a vital role in RTMC’s success. Her experience as an occupational therapist (OT) and her healthcare background has helped RTMC to improve how we serve our homeowners. We are fortunate to be able to benefit from her leadership experience and her vast knowledge about the social determinants of health. 

Here’s some of what Andra had to say:

"I began my relationship with Rebuilding Together years ago as an occupational therapy volunteer coordinator with the Rebuilding Together Baltimore affiliate. I graduated in 2000 as an occupational therapist, and have had invaluable opportunities to support patients as they return home after life-changing illnesses. It’s so rewarding to help folks as they transition back to as much independence in the community as possible. When my patients would discharge from the hospital, I could trust in RTMC to collaborate with us to look at the determinants of health and help our patients successfully thrive at home. It’s become a really great partnership."

Keeping Up With The Program Team:
Thank You Atlantida Builders!
Montgomery County has a severe shortage of affordable housing and many area homeowners are also struggling with the high cost of home repairs. Low-income homeowners, who are generally not able to put aside money for future home maintenance or accessibility modifications, are at increased risk of displacement from their homes should a critical repair need arise. 

Many of our neighbors in need, who have had to defer critical repairs, call us after receiving homeowner association (HOA) complaints or violations. One such homeowner is Ms. G., pictured above with RTMC AmeriCorps Client Outreach Coordinator, Joni Keaton. Thanks to our contractor partner, Fabian Molina of Atlantida Builders, we were able to coordinate repairs including a leaking skylight, rotted trim on her front door, and damaged window screens and shutters. Ms. G. was thrilled to receive the repairs, to avoid the expensive HOA fines and to improve the safety of her home as she ages in place.

RTMC’s She Build’s Project with Becky’s House Takes Place May 6th & 7th!
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County's She Builds Program is excited to partner with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington's Women Building Washington Committee to provide critical repairs at Becky's House, an Interfaith Works residential program serving formerly homeless elderly women. This empowering project is organized for women, by women with women and will take place on May 6th & 7th
To support this project, please click here!

Homeowner Story: Ms. R & Mr. T
The RTMC Team sprang into action after learning that elderly homeowners Ms. R. and Mr. T. had been living without a functioning toilet for years. Bob Goff spent countless hours snaking and assessing the septic drain line, ultimately determining that the entire line would need to be dug up. We are so grateful to Rick Throne, manager of the Gaithersburg United Rentals, who heard about our plight and personally dropped off a mini excavator free of charge to help us complete the job. We are all delighted that Ms. R. and Mr. T. are able to safely remain in their home. Thank you, Rick!

Join RTMC for our Cheers to 30 Years Event
on June 9th!
Did you know our 30 year anniversary is coming up? Join RTMC as we celebrate 30 years of rebuilding lives in Montgomery County. Our socially distant celebration will be held at Lone Oak Farm Brewing Co. on June 9th from 5-8 PM. Grab your tickets here! 
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is making a difference in our community compassionately through a neighbor helping neighbor approach.
We hope to see you on June 9th!

Where in the World is RTMC?
Here’s a throwback photo of one of our dedicated [Re]builders, Lois Rothman, sporting her RTMC t-shirt at the Taj Mahal! Thanks to former RTMC Board President, Roger Rothman, for this wonderful submission. We can’t wait to have our volunteers back! Until then, we will continue to share meaningful RTMC throwbacks and prepare for future critical home repairs within our community!
Have a photo you’d like to submit to our newsletter? Kindly send your photo to info@rebuildingtogethermc.org for a chance to be featured!

RTMC Partners with
Meals on Wheels Central Maryland!
Have you heard the good news? RTMC and Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland are partnering to ensure our respective clients know about each other’s programs. Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland provides home-delivered, frozen, nutritious meals for home-bound adults. Clients who receive meals also have access to case management, volunteer shoppers, call connections, and free pet food deliveries. 

Click here if you know someone in need of Meals on Wheels or contact the Southwest Regional office at 410-730-9476 for additional information.
and join us at our 2021 events: 

While the need for Rebuilding Together Montgomery County’s critical home repair services has never been greater, the good news is that, TOGETHER, we can help our vulnerable neighbors in need!

RTMC Rebuilding Weekend
September 11 and 12, 2021

Please join us for RTMC's Rebuilding Weekend on September 11/12, 2021. Our goal is to provide critical home repairs to 20 vulnerable homeowners in Montgomery County during that weekend. All volunteers and corporate and faith-based groups are welcome. View info linked below.
RTMC Golf Tournament
October 4, 2021 at Bretton Woods Golf Course

Save the date and join us as we swing for a great cause and raise funds to help provide critical home repairs and accessibility modifications to our neighbors in need. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please email Maury at mpeterson@rebuildingtogethermc.org.
About Us

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) provides critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and links to community resources for our most vulnerable neighbors, including seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. Since 1990, RTMC has served more than 2,500 homeowners and engaged 50,000 volunteers to help our neighbors stay in their homes.
18225-A Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20879