Rebuilding Together Broward County
In early 2000, two leading and community-minded companies in Broward County, AutoNation (Wayne Huizenga) and JM Family Enterprises (Jim Moran), asked Leadership Broward Foundation to introduce and lead the National Rebuilding Together Day in Broward County on April 29, 2000.
Each year during 2000-2003, the volunteer lead organization hosted a National Rebuilding Day in April and 6-7 homes were revitalized through the involvement of over 120 volunteers and 20 plus project sponsors.
In early 2003, executives within Leadership Broward Foundation had decided that Rebuilding Together could and should become more than a once a year event. This mission had the potential to become a stand-alone affiliate and provide year-round assistance to low-income homeowners and to needy non-profit facilities.
In June 2003, Rebuilding Together Broward County, Inc. officially became an independent 501(c)(3) affiliate of Rebuilding Together, Inc and began providing year-round services for homeowners and communities in need.
Since its inception, Rebuilding Together has made immediate, long-term, and significant health and safety repairs to nearly 850 homes, changing the lives of more than 2,200 individuals. The retail value of Rebuilding Together services is estimated at more than $7,500,000 based on financial donations, volunteer labor, and donated materials and supplies offered by dozens of local businesses and companies.