Rebuilding Together Saratoga County was founded in 2003 by Michelle Larkin with the support of her husband, Dan; friends and family from the Saratoga community; and the National Rebuilding Together organization.
The Larkin family had traveled to other cities with their church youth group to work on the homes of people in need, and they kept asking themselves if there was a need for this type of service in Saratoga County. After determining there was a large need for home repair services for low-income homeowners in their own community, Michelle Larkin invited friends and relatives to an informational meeting at the New England-Presbyterian Church in Saratoga Springs. 35 people joined Michelle that night; all 35 committed to the mission of working with homeowners in need in Saratoga County by way of agreeing to serve on the Board of Directors or on a committee; and Rebuilding Together Saratoga County was born.
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County is an affiliate of the national Rebuilding Together organization, which was founded in 1988, and now consists of 142 affiliates helping homeowners in need in communities across the country. In the 15 years since its founding, Rebuilding Together Saratoga County has renovated and revitalized 973 homes and 85 nonprofit centers with the help of more than 9,300 volunteers who have dedicated over 56,500 hours of their time, bringing hope and renewed pride to homeowners in need throughout Saratoga County.