Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church (Rebuilding Together-AFF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves low-income homeowners and nonprofits. Our volunteers repair and upgrade homes at no charge to the owner. We focus on health, safety and accessibility for every home.
10723 Main Street, #135
Fairfax, VA 22030
Helping Ms. P Breathe More Easily
Our neighbor Ms. P has lived in her home for 23 years. She raised a big family and had a good job with the federal government. She yearned to be in a helping field, so she went to night school to become a medical assistant. She dreamed of helping babies and older people. Then, due […]
Welcome New Board Members
We are pleased to announce that Christy Plunkett-Barese and Condalisa “Lisa” Smith have joined our Board of Directors. Christy Plunkett-Barese is a Financial Advisor partnered with Northwestern Mutual, helping clients build a road map for financial security and achieving their personal goals. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Christy spent fourteen years working for two of […]
IRA Charitable Rollovers are a Win-Win-Win
by Andrew Dumont, Chair Did you know you can support no-cost home repairs for low-income homeowners, lower your taxes, and meet your Individual Retirement Account’s (IRA) required minimum distribution? That’s what I call a win-win-win, and it is possible if you direct your IRA’s trustee to make a qualified charitable distribution to Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls […]
Fall Rebuilding Days
Our first Fall Rebuilding Day was a huge success thanks to the support of seven of our longtime partners and a team of our year-round volunteers. The repairs and modifications they made will have a lasting impact for the homeowners and nonprofit residential facilities that we served. We are incredibly proud of our team leaders […]
Low Cost Home Modifications to Prevent Falls
Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church has developed an effective system for identifying and correcting fall hazards in low-income seniors’ homes.
RT-AFF Recognizes Retiring Board Members
RT-AFF recently recognized four outstanding board members who retired from our board after a combined total of 70 years of service – Col. (Ret.) Marion “Barney” Barnwell, Alberto Garcia, Beverly J. Merchant and Paul S. Schleifman, Esq.
Celebrating our 218th RT Express Project!
Our RT Express Program helps low-income seniors safely age in place.
Welcome New Board Members
We are very pleased to announce that Scott Brideau, Tamara Fye, Shanton Kittler and Norris Middleton have joined our Board of Directors.
Wells Fargo Grant Provides Critical Repairs for Homeowner in Fairfax
Thanks to a grant from The Wells Fargo Foundation, a national partner of Rebuilding Together, we were able to replace a roof and allow a homeowner to live safely in her home of 24 years.
Behind the Scenes with Lou Wood – RT-AFF Stair Lift Expert
Lou developed a process that ensures the donated stair lifts are in good working order and can be safely re-used, spending about 10 hours on each donated stair lift.
[Re]Starting Project Work
We started the process of getting back to repairs by developing a set of Worksite Safety Protocols and a COVID-19 Safety Training. Fritz Sturz, Project Repair Coordinator, put together the safety training and a professional voice-over actor donated his time to narrate the training. Eight volunteers participated in the pilot and after taking the safety […]
Allen Schirmer, Founding Board Member, Retires
by Bruce Jolly, RT-AFF Board Member Allen Schirmer, one of Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church’s founders and Treasurer of the Board of Directors, recently retired from our Board. Allen’s retirement from the Board comes with a sense of gratitude on all fronts. Allen began volunteering with Christmas in April, the precursor to Rebuilding Together, in 1988. […]
Multiple Critical Repairs Help Springfield Family
Homes that present multiple critical health and safety hazards challenge Rebuilding Together-AFF to be creative in gathering the right volunteers and resources to make the homes safe.
All Projects Postponed due to Risk of COVID-19
To protect our volunteers, homeowners, and staff and reduce the risk of community-spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Rebuilding Together-AFF has decided to postpone all National Rebuilding Day, RT Express and other year round projects and activities until further notice. All home visits, home assessments and workdays must be postponed until at least May 1st. In late April […]
2020 IFDA-DC Masquerade Ball Benefitting Rebuilding Together – AFF
The DC Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) is hosting a Masquerade Ball honoring Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church as their beneficiary.
Rebuilding Together – AFF is Top-Rated Nonprofit for 2019
“We are honored to be named a 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says Patti Klein, RT-AFF Executive Director. “We are proud of our accomplishments his year and want to extend our thanks and share this award with all of our volunteers and supporters.” The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is the based on the rating and number of reviews that Rebuilding […]