National Rebuilding Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to home remodeling. This area of construction is very important in today’s world. Many American homes were built before the 80s of the 20th century, so they need repairs. Without it their reliability is not high, which can eventually lead to the collapse or serious damage to the building. The holiday is celebrated on the last Saturday in April.
The history of National Rebuilding Day is devoid of details. However, it is known that the holiday was created in 1973 by a small group of enterprising people from the Midlands of Texas. They set themselves the goal of helping people in need who do not have the means to repair their own home, but the structure needs to be rebuilt.
At its core, the holiday is a volunteer movement that provides assistance to families in need. They buy their own materials and carry out construction work to rebuild. Money for all events is raised with the help of charitable foundations, various promotions and the like.
- The workers’ association in 1988 became an organization called Rebuild Together.
- Today, the volunteer organization includes more than one hundred thousand volunteers who join in the home restoration effort every year.
- More than 55% of U.S. homes need partial repairs or major rehabilitation.
How to celebrate
Become a volunteer at Rebuild Together. If you don’t have construction skills, you can help them buy materials, construction equipment, etc.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Find out from users, what is the state of their home?
When is National Rebuilding Day celebrated in 2024?
National Rebuilding Day is observed on the last Saturday in April.