Rebuilding Together volunteers help people from falling off the ladder of home ownership.
National Rebuilding Day
Our signature program takes place in April and culminates on the last Saturday in April with National Rebuilding Day. Rebuilding Together Oakland organizes and deploys over 2,000 volunteers to over 40 homes and non-profit facilities across the city of Oakland to repair, revitalize and implement energy efficiency modifications.
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October Build Days
In October, Rebuilding Together Oakland selects a neighborhood in Oakland to revitalize. We work with a community anchor organization such as a school or church to identify nearby families with homes in need of repair and clean up parks and open space to remove blight. On the second Saturday in October, about 500 volunteers supported by sponsor organizations work hard to make an impact in a few square blocks.
Safe at Home
Safe at Home is our year-round program to make homes safe and energy efficient. We install devices and make modifications in the home to prevent falls, improve accessibility and increase safety in the home. Common tasks performed during a Safe at Home visit include installing grab bars, raised toilet seats, shower seats, hand-held shower heads, non-slip mats, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. On occasion, we install wheelchair ramps.