This year’s designated ReBuild area is a mile radius near the LaPorte Civic Auditorium. If your home falls within that area, you will be receiving a postcard in the mail with instructions on how to apply as a homeowner in need! We receive many applications each year and which we could help every one… but we must narrow it down to 10-12 homes each year. Common repairs include: yard clean up, door and window fixes, electrical upgrades, plumbing repairs, decluttering, painting, etc.
Watch for a postcard in the mail with information on how to apply or click on the application link below to download a homeowner application for the May 16th, 2020 Build Day. We know it can be hard to ask for help, but these are your friends and neighbors reaching out to let you know we want to help you keep your home safe and looking nice!
The ReBuilding Day for 2019 will be on Saturday, May 18th. Volunteers are encouraged to attend a send off celebration at the LaPorte High School Cafeteria from 7 to 8am that includes breakfast and introductions to your team and house leaders.
The home selection process is underway for this year and applications have been closed. If you would like to apply for 2020 consideration, please apply after September 30th.
Volunteers will be needed! If you would like to help with one of our projects on May 18th, please submit a volunteer form by April 15th!
WE NEED YOU! Hundreds of Volunteers help to make these repairs for homeowners in need possible each year. Skilled or unskilled, YOU can help make a difference in your community by donating your time for one day (or even half a day) this May! Please complete an application and return it by April 25th. A house captain will contact you in early May with information about the home you will be working on.
Homeowners in need can apply now for consideration for our May of 2019 Build Day! Priority is given to homes of veterans, senior citizens and low income homeowners. Must be owner occupied and current on taxes. Rentals and Land Contract properties do not qualify. Current funding requires that the property must be within the city limits of LaPorte or Michigan City at this time.
On a Saturday in May, Rebuilding Together LaPorte County will be working on several homes in LaPorte and Michigan City. Volunteers – skilled and unskilled are needed to make that happen!
From lunch delivery drivers, breakfast setup, yard clean up, and yes, construction work – we need a variety of skill types to make these homes look nicer and become safer for the homeowners.
If you have a passion for helping others and would like to help this year, please submit an application – we will get back to you with your house assignment or other ways that you can help on Build Day in May!
Initial applications must be received by December 31st of 2016 for consideration.
Upon review, homeowners most likely to be considered for our build day based on location and needs will be contacted for a property viewing and to complete additional paperwork to access qualification.
This is NOT extreme home makeover – safety and living standards are the main concerns. Cosmetic issues may be addressed as part of our neighborhood beautification effort, but are not the main mission of Rebuilding Together LaPorte County.
Please be sure to tell us as much as you can via the desired repairs section of the APPLICATION.