Creating Change

One Life at a Time

While affordable housing is often looked at on a very large scale, the issue is perhaps best understood in terms of individual lives changed. Because even though our goal is to create strong, sustainable communities across the board, we have to start small. One person at a time. One life at a time.

Explore the impact that Rebuild Upstate has had over the years by reading about some of our homeowners’ and volunteers’ experiences.

Ms. Paulette’s Story

Ms. Paulette isn’t one to sit back and watch things get worse. When her 50-year-old home needed critical repairs, this Upstate native reached out for support. Her windows were losing heat and her floors and bathroom were a tripping hazard. Rebuild Upstate worked with Ms. Paulette and local volunteers to…

Who Will Answer the Call?

Rebuild Upstate receives around 1,500 calls to our helpline every year. This video gives a little insight into what those calls are like, and just how much our neighbors need our help.

Ms. Tabitha’s Story

Before volunteers performed repairs on her home, Ms. Tabitha and her children were on their way to being homeless. She couldn’t even turn on a light switch or flush her toilets. Rebuild Upstate helped her in her time of need, even when she had nowhere else to turn.

Board Member Spotlight: Justin Felker

Meet Justin. Volunteer. Philosopher. Eagle Scout. Traveler. Foodie. Furniture Maker. Dog Dad. Recent human Dad! Oh, did we mention he’s…

Board Spotlight: Megan Finnern

Board Spotlight: Megan Finnern, Board Vice Chair//Finnern Consulting, LLC You may not know Megan personally (or maybe you do!) but…

“Lean on God.”

Dorothy is first a mother and a daughter, then a friend to all. She brings a weekly Meals on Wheels…

Board Spotlight: Chip Reaves

Board Q&A Spotlight: Chip Reaves, Board Chair//President, Bigger Brains  Meet Chip.  Chip Reaves is the current Rebuild Upstate board chair.…