Rebuilding NYC Together gets its own headquarters
A nonprofit that builds homes for disadvantaged New Yorkers will finally be getting a home of its own.
The new headquarters for Rebuilding NYC Together is being constructed in the shadow of the Gowanus Expressway. Until now the nonprofit didn't have a home of its own -- it was working out of spaces scattered across the city.
"It will make us much more efficient in terms of our construction staff being able to load up our vans and get out there," says Kimberly George, executive director of Rebuilding NYC Together.
Community donations are streaming in at the old warehouse on 10th Street that is being transformed into the multi-use space.
"Homeowners can come and fill out applications, it will have a front reception desk, it will have a storefront so people can walk of the street and come in and shop for home goods," George says.
The organization also trains unemployed New Yorkers like Roddrick Warren of Gowanus and dozens of others to try and get them employment in the construction industry.
Once the headquarters opens in May, Rebuilding NYC Together will take on 60 more employees.