WASHINGTON, DC – Rebuilding Together will host the 15th annual “Kickoff to Rebuild.” The NFL sanctioned charity event occurs every year in the city of the Super Bowl and is  intended to create lasting impact by revitalizing communities in need.

Special celebrity guests, football players, local volunteers and residents will come together to rehabilitate homes of low-income homeowners and revitalize the historic neighborhood of Coconut Grove in Miami on February 4th. After an incredible morning of community improvements, there will be a celebratory street party with food, local vendors, sponsors, and music.

Choice Hotels, whose Room to Rebuild campaign supports Rebuilding Together throughout the year, has joined on as title sponsor bringing with them the legendary Steve Harvey Morning Show to broadcast live on-site during the event.

“Kickoff to Rebuild has a proud legacy of creating lasting impact in neighborhoods in Super Bowl cities that goes far beyond the activity of the day,”  said Gary A. Officer, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “We are honored to have Steve Harvey as part of this significant day, and, our partner of Choice Hotels has once again proven their commitment to making a difference in the communities in which they work.”

This year’s prestigious advisory committee, includes: Steve Harvey, celebrity, radio-show host, author and entertainer; Dwight Stephenson, NFL Hall of Fame member and spokesperson for Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade; James Carey, Home Improvement Expert and Co-Host, On the House Radio; Tisha Ford, NFL Manager of Events and Business Development; Bill and Martin Gramatica, retired NFL players and founders of The Gramatica Group and Brandon Jones of the San Francisco 49ers.

Kickoff to Rebuild is an official NFL sanctioned event celebrating its 15th year and continues to advance the lives of homeowners and neighborhoods of the Super Bowl location.

A Kickoff to Rebuild media conference is scheduled for December 3, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. in the Coconut Grove neighborhood.

About Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing free of charge rehabilitation services to the elderly, veterans, disabled and low income homeowners. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of volunteers, the organization donates approximately $250,000 in market value each year by focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and safety concerns. The organization is part of a network of more than 204 affiliates and is the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org .

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