Race 2 Rebuild
Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans Charity Partner
We are the endurance based sports team of national nonprofit Rebuilding Together. We are athletes and volunteers who believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Together, we Race2Rebuild.
Nearly 2.6 million Americans live in unsafe and unstable homes that pose a risk to their health and safety.
Swelling home maintenance costs are forcing people to abandon their aging homes and communities where they have lived for generations. They are sleeping in homes without heat and with leaking roofs. Children are having to change schools year after year because their families can’t remain safely in their homes. We believe a healthy, thriving community should be a right for all people, not the privilege of a few.
Together, with our corporate and community partners, Rebuilding Together transforms the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Our 142 local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year.
Race2Rebuild creates a tangible opportunity for athletes to be a part of this transformation. Our athletes raise money for our rebuilding projects, race hard and then rebuild homes, bringing their involvement full circle when they get to meet the families positively affected by their fundraising and racing – or FundRacing – efforts!
Founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Race2Rebuild’s national team of volunteer athletes raised critical private funds and provided hands-on home building to support long-term disaster recovery projects. As additional disasters took place around the country, Race2Rebuild met the need by supporting projects in Detroit, Houston, New Orleans and many other cities around the country.
In 2016, Race2Rebuild moved its headquarters to Washington D.C. as the official endurance based sports program of Rebuilding Together. We have broadened our focus to also include communities struck by disasters of other proportions; aging housing stock, distressed communities, seniors unable to age in place and more, but our finish line has and always will remain the same: a safe and healthy home for every person.