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NAHB Partners with Rebuilding Together for Charitable Remodeling

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RISMEDIA, February 3, 2009-The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Rebuilding Together formalized a long-standing partnership to rehabilitate homes owned by low-income individuals. The agreement is a natural fit for two organizations dedicated to improving the quality of homes and giving back to needy communities.

Through their local NAHB Remodelers councils, remodelers who have partnered with Rebuilding Together have donated many hours of skilled labor for remodeling low-income homes. Remodelers also work to improve veterans’ homes under the support of the Veterans Housing Initiative. Rebuilding Together and NAHB Remodelers jointly support work to remodel homes for the aging population and people with disabilities so that they may experience a greater quality of life with better functioning homes.

“Remodelers across the nation are proud to contribute their skills for charitable remodeling projects,” said NAHB Remodelers Chairman Lonny Rutherford, CGR, CAPS, CGP, of Legacy Construction in Farmington, N.M. “I know firsthand how great it is to help others and know your work is going to a good cause from volunteering with Rebuilding Together in New Orleans on homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina.”

The memorandum of understanding between NAHB Remodelers and Rebuilding Together includes mutual representation at meetings and conferences, plus encouraging local affiliates of the organizations to work collaboratively on volunteer home rehabilitation projects. These organizations have worked together informally for many years, including conducting charity remodeling work on several homes of needy individuals last May in New Orleans.

For more information, visit www.nahb.org/remodel.

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