Rebuilding Together Transforms Samaritan Ministry

Rebuilding Together, a national volunteer home rehabilitation organization, partnered with Choice Hotels’ volunteers on April 20th to provide necessary repairs to Samaritan Ministry’s Northwest Office.

"With Rebuilding Together we are able to make a huge impact in communities across the country," said Stephen Joyce, president and chief executive officer for Choice Hotels. Painting, landscaping, and electrical repairs were just some of the improvements the approximately 50 volunteers did throughout the day. Kyle Fortman, a Choice Hotels volunteer, said he first became interested in the project as a way to give back to the Metro DC community. “It’s a great day and [Samaritan Ministry] is a terrific organization,” Fortman said.

NFL Washington Redskin players, London Fletcher and Kedric Golston, stopped by to show their support for the volunteers and for Samaritan Ministry’s Next Step Program. Fletcher spoke briefly about Samaritan Ministry’s important role in the community and assisted in the final ribbon cutting.

Click here to see a video of Samaritan Ministry’s Executive Director, David Downes speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremony. Click here to see more pictures from the event.