Rebuilding Together-St. Louis

Rebuilding Together St. Louis Garners Prestigious Award from Focus St. Louis


Rebuilding Together St. Louis is delighted to announces it has received a “What’s Right In the Region” award, in the category of Promoting Stronger Communities, from FOCUS St. Louis.  For more than 25 years, Rebuilding Together has provided free home repair to veterans, low income and elderly homeowners in need so they may remain safely in their own homes.

“Our organization has rehabbed over 3000 homes, 68 community centers and touched more than 65,000 lives” says Barry Upchurch, president of the board of directors.  “It is a privilege to receive this honor from FOCUS which underscores our mission of a safe and healthy home for every person.”

Each year on Rebuilding Day, scheduled for Saturday, May 4, more than 1500 volunteers are deployed throughout the metro area to revamp 40 to 50 homes in a single day.  The group receives significant support from area skilled trades. In addition, the organization hosts various community and veteran’s builds throughout the year. Financial support is provided through corporate sponsors, foundation grants, and individual donations.  For more information visit or call 314.918.9918.

Each year, FOCUS St. Louis, a civic leadership organization, applauds the efforts of 20 individuals, organizations and/or initiatives making a positive difference in the St. Louis region.

St. Louis Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served.  With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America’s largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to, energy efficiency, veteran’s housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction.  

FOCUS St. Louis® is the region’s premier civic leadership organization. FOCUS prepares a diverse base of leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region through our experience-based leadership training, civic issue education and public engagement initiatives. For more information visit or call 314.622.1250.

Home Builders Association Donates $10,000 to Rebuilding Together-St. Louis


On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2017 HBA President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes (left) and HBCF President John Eilermann of McBride & Son Companies (right) presented a $10,000 donation to Dave Ervin, executive director of Rebuilding Together-St. Louis (second from left), and Mark Jansen, Rebuilding Together Board Member.

The donation will be used toward Rebuilding Together-St. Louis’ Rebuilding Day program. Rebuilding Together revitalizes neighborhoods in partnership with the community by rehabilitating the houses of low-income home owners, particularly the elderly and the disabled, so that they may continue to live independently in comfort and safety. Rebuilding Day is the organization’s annual one-day blitz where volunteers make home repairs for low-income, elderly and disabled home owners in the St. Louis Metro area.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.