Press Release


Rebuilding Harvey Damaged Homes

On Friday, more than 150 volunteers, community members, and former NFL football players will show-up in work boots ready to rebuild Harvey damaged homes in the historic Independence Heights neighborhood as part of the NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Event called Kickoff to Rebuild 2018. This is the twenty-third year of partnership between the NFL and Rebuilding Together and the first time a Rebuilding Together affiliate has hosted a Super Bowl Legacy Event. The 2017 Kickoff To Rebuild event in Houston repaired 17 homes in the Independence Heights neighborhood. As of January 1, 2018, Rebuilding Together Houston has been working in 27 homes impacted by Hurricane Harvey throughout the Independence Heights community. Construction projects include siding replacement and repair, scarping and painting, and critical repairs to the interior of the homes. As well, Rebuilding Together Houston and Baker Ripley staff will be onsite to help other Independence Heights homeowners apply for services.  Established in 1905, Independence Heights was the first African American municipality in Texas.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl Gridiron Legends scheduled to participate: Dan Pastorini, Don Trull, Dave Elmendorf, Alois Blackwell, Johnny Roland, Shea Walker and Gerald McNeil

Lunchtime Tailgate Row restaurants scheduled to participate: Bernie’s Burger Bus, Harold’s Restaurant and Tap Room, Antone’s Po’boys, Hartz Krispy Chicken, Dish Society, BB’s Café, We Olive, Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard and Alice Blues.

WHEN: Friday, February 2, 2018

8:30 a.m. – Volunteer check-in and project rally
12:30 p.m. – Tailgate Row volunteer and resident lunch
1:15 pm – Kickoff to Rebuild recognition ceremony
3:00 p.m. – End of day

Meeting Location:
7402 N Main Street, Houston, TX 77022
*Parking available at numerous surrounding parking lots and the surrounding streets


Rebuilding Together Houston
Julie Mintzer / / cell: (314) 368-7977

Strike Marketing
Joe Pogge / / cell: (281) 384-6465