Hello All,


Such a super September! As we end another busy month, we are grateful for the wonderful support of our RTMC community. We welcomed new RTMC Board Member, Omar Elrahimy, Founder & CEO of the Optimum Group, as well as Shelby Badger, our new AmeriCorps Client Outreach Coordinator. We organized our first community She Builds project, hosted a GEICO corporate giveback day, held our first in-person RTMC Board meeting since the start of the pandemic, and completed critical home repairs for our 34th client family in need.


October looks to be just as busy. Our annual RTMC Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, October 3rd and we look forward to welcoming 150+ golfer and supporters to help raise funds to provide even more critical home repairs to vulnerable homeowners.


Our goal this fiscal year is to serve 180 families in need. We simply can’t do it without you so thank you for partnering with RTMC. Together, we can help vulnerable families remain safe and healthy in their own homes.


With gratitude,


Maury Peterson

Executive Director

Meet Our Board
Meet Our Team

Welcome to the RTMC Team!

Please join in welcoming Omar Elrahimy, Founder and CEO of Optimum Group, Inc. to the RTMC Board of Directors. As a successful businessman and serial entrepreneur, Omar leads ventures including Optimum Construction, Optimum Investments, The Clarksburg Room, Optimum Entertainment, Optimum Interiors, The Maryland Auto Show, and Private Track Days. Omar is passionate about RTMC's mission and we look forward to working with Omar to serve our homeowners. 

Please join in welcoming Shelby Badger, our new RTMC AmeriCorps Client Outreach Coordinator. Shelby joined us in early September and we are thrilled to have her on the team. Shelby is originally from Kansas and recently moved to Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, having studied Political Science and International Studies. She is excited to bring her client service and case management expertise to the RTMC team and to get to know the community.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~Margaret Mead


Our community She Builds, led by Beki Mitiku, RTMC AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, was a huge success and we are so grateful to the 25 women volunteers who came out to help our neighbors in need at Stepping Stones Shelter. These gals crushed it and truly did it all: sanded and painted (2 coats!) of the huge front porch and railings, completely rebuilt and painted the children's playhouse, build and painted two new picnic tables and sanded and repainted other picnic tables and benches, built and hung new shed doors and painted the sheds, and repaired an existing play structure. Wow! And all in record time we might add! Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, as well as Donohoe Construction Company, Korth Construction, Shapiro & Duncan, and Lance Wolin. Also grateful to for in-kind support from Sherwin-Williams, Transformation Contractor LLC, United Rentals Starbucks Flower Hill, Chick-fil-A, Ledo Pizza Derwood, and Jean Sperling

Learn More About She Builds

2022 RTMC Golf Tournament

Our annual RTMC Golf Tournament is coming up on Monday, October 3rd, 2022. 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.


We are grateful to Tournament Sponsors: 

Carey's Mechanical LLC

Miller & Long Concrete Construction

Novavax, Inc.

Thank you to all of our golf tournament sponsors: 

Pettit Family Charitable Foundation; Telligent Masonry, LLC; TW Perry - Builders FirstSource; Congressional Iron Works; Goldin & Stafford; The Justin Company; Power Design; The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; Central Exteriors; christopher consultants; CHUTES International; Clark Construction; DAVIS Construction; Eastern Applicators; ECS Limited; EYA, Lee Development Group; Lerch, Early & Brewer; Manders Companies; Meridian Construction Company; Club Car; Prospect Waterproofing; Sandy Spring Builders; TW Construction; Unified Door & Hardware Group; VIKA Maryland; The David and Mikel Blair Family Foundation; Service Glass Industries, Inc.; Donohoe Construction; AIW, Inc.; Caffes-Steele; Celtic Demolition; Chevy Chase Contractors, Inc.; Floors Etc.; Mallick Mechanical Contractors; Miscellaneous Metals; Kynoch Environmental Management; Gordon Contractors, Inc.; Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County; Advanced Window, Inc.; Spartan Electric; Rodgers Consulting; Ruppert Landscape; CHUTES International; Fidelity Power Systems; Steve Silverman Gov Relations LLC; NLP Enterprises Inc.; Rockefeller Group; Big Stuff, Inc.; Henry Investment Partners/HIP Projects, LLC; A2 Services, Inc.; Aegis; Bartley Corp; Bausum & Duckett Electric, LLC; Berkel and Company Contractors, Inc.; Blue Sky Painting & Carpentry; Bradleigh Applications, Inc.; Genco Masonry; Fitzgerald Auto Mall; Mobile Video Guard; Palm Facility Services; Retana Construction, LLC; Royals Commercial; Steward Partners Global Advisory, LLC; Francene Walker; Oculus Expert Witness; RGS Products, Inc.; Robey Incorporated; Jeff Seitz; David Lauer; SOLTESZ; Bob Quinn; Roger Rothman; Alan Dosik; Richard Peyser; David Crandall;, Patrick McCarthy; Robert McCarthy; and Mark Stevenson.


Special thanks to the RTMC Golf Committee Members for their collective hard work: Lance Wolin, Nancy Floreen, Lee Garner, Brian Pettit, Ed Mullaney, Caitlin Grant and Christina Devlin. Shout out to Midge Saint, our terrific golf consultant, for managing all the details. 

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GEICO Team Helps a 99-Year-Old Homeowner!

Immense gratitude to the 25+ GEICO volunteers who came out to help Mrs. K., a 99-year-old neighbor in need from Bethesda. The group, led by the dynamic duo of Jill Purdy and Young Park, were amazing and worked tirelessly to greatly improve the health and safety of Mrs. K.’s home. The team created a new stone walkway from the front of the house to the street to allow Mrs. K. to safely take her daily walks. The team removed the old, uneven pathway and laid a new foundation and installed new pavers. They also installed and painted new handrails, repaired the fence, cleaned out the basement and a storage shed, repainted the bathroom and the kitchen ceiling, and completely transformed the yard by weeding and pruning, clearing overgrowth, planting flowers, spreading mulch, and fixing the downspout on the home. RTMC’s goal is to help keep vulnerable homeowners safely in their own homes and the GEICO team truly brought our mission to life. Mrs. K.’s goal is to live to be 103 years old and with the help from the GEICO team, we have no doubt she’ll make it! 

2023 RTMC Sponsorship Menu is Here!

In an effort to better support our corporate, community and volunteer partners, we’ve created a new 2023 RTMC Sponsorship Menu of opportunities so you can see all the ways you can engage with RTMC in 2023 and plan your giving budgets and volunteer time accordingly. We’ve even included QR Codes for each event that will provide more detailed information. If you have any questions, please contact Maury Peterson at mpeterson@rebuildingtogethermc.org. We look forward to your feedback!

 2023 Sponsorship Menu

Homeowner Stories: Meet Our Neighbor, Ms. C.

Ms. C. with AmeriCorps Project Coordinator Vivian

We were delighted to serve Silver Spring homeowner Ms. C., pictured on the left with Vivian Bacarreza, RTMC AmeriCorps Project Coordinator. Critical home repairs to make Ms. C.'s bathroom more accessible and safer included a tub cut, grab bars and a toilet seat riser. We also installed smoked detectors throughout the house. In the post work survey we received, Ms. C. said what she liked best about working with RTMC was, "The professionalism of all the personnel I came in contact with at RTMC from beginning to end of project". Ms. C, it was our pleasure!  If you know someone who could use our services, please see our online application in English and Spanish HERE.

Join Our Team!

Join Us! Our team is growing and we are hiring three positions:

Bilingual Home Assessment & Project Coordinator

Development & Communications Coordinator 

Development Senior Manager

*Click HERE to view the full position descriptions.

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

18225-A Flower Hill Way

Gaithersburg, MD 20879


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