The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
OUR MISSION is to build energy-efficient housing, provide education on sustainability and improve the housing conditions of the workforce through an affordable program.
At Community Rebuilds we aid income-qualifying families in building AFFORDABLE and energy-efficient straw bale homes, and we are TRAINING young emerging professionals to build LOW CARBON MODERN NATURAL BUILDINGS. We are a nonprofit that provides assistance during all stages of the build. Before breaking ground we act as a free consultant for interested families, by connecting them with low interest rate loans and supplying architectural plans free of cost. During the build we manage the build process and budget, and we provide a labor force of unpaid volunteer interns. After construction is complete we provide our families continued education in home maintenance and repair.
With this program we build affordable housing for the community and provide valuable EDUCATION AND SKILLS IN NATURAL BUILDING to every person involved: homeowners, interns, CR staff and volunteers. Our interns participate from foundation-to-finish working under the direction of our expert natural building instructors. And...we are the only organization that offers this type of education free of cost.