ReFrame Association, which is a network of volunteer-based home repair and home rehab organizations throughout the country, recently honored Rebuild Upstate with a Best Practices Award for Community Partnerships.
The Community Partnership Award is awarded to agencies that work with other nonprofit organizations and community stakeholders who are vital to holistic community development. According to the nomination submitted for the agency:
“Rebuild Upstate partners with other nonprofits, churches, and businesses in a number of ways. We want to specifically highlight that this year, the City of Greenville contracted with Rebuild Upstate to manage its home repair/home rehab program. Rebuild Upstate also partners with three area agencies focused on aging to provide minor home repairs for seniors, the state Housing Trust Fund to provide larger repairs for residents, and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority to provide home rehabilitation to county residents. They have also launched a new initiative to provide financial literacy counseling and education to low-income families in order to build more financial independence and promote sustainable home ownership. This initiative would not be possible without its collaboration with CommunityWorks Carolina, a well-recognized community development corporation.”
We’re so thankful for this award, which wouldn’t be possible without the selfless contributions of our donors and volunteers and, of course, the hard work of our dedicated staff!