We Rebuilt


As I mentioned yesterday, last Thursday I joined my friends from BHG and hundreds of volunteers from the Meredith Corporation, Lowes, Rebuilding Together, and Crate and Barrel to work on rebuilding a community devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Our efforts were focused on several homes in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn.

It was such a joy and honor to be able to assist these families who so deserved and appreciated the help.


After several inspiring and motivating speeches. we got to work. Split up in teams, our focus was a house located on Melba Court where the homeowners Dominic and Susan also pitched in! At this particular site, the volunteers rebuilt a garden, added a fence, painted the interior, installed tile, and even sided the house. Actually, that was my project. I teamed up with Liz Frantz, BHG’s Social Media Editor and Gayle Butler, the Editor-in-Chief to put new siding on the house. It was hard work, but we had a blast. It was a huge honor to work beside these talented and giving ladies.

We Rebuild

At the end of the day, the place was truly starting to come together. It was quite magical. It began to look like a home again.

Once the project is completely finished, I’ll be sure toshare more photos. You may even see the space in the pages of BHG Magazine.

If you are interested in helping this cause, enter BHG’s Pin-a-Thon via the link below and pin items on your summer wish list from shopBHG.com. BHG will donate $2 for each entry, up to $10,000! Click here to enter.

If you’d like to learn more about the Gerritsen Beach project, visit WeRebuild.com. I’m so grateful to the BHG team and Rebuilding Together for allowing me to be part of this amazing opportunity. It’s something I will never forget.

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  • Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage at

    What an amazing way for people to come together! I’ll be looking into volunteering with my girls – hoping they can be part of it (they’re 13).

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes, it’s a fab way to bring folks today. I’m not sure of Rebuilding Together’s policies, but I’m sure they’d love all the help they can get.

      xo Michael

  • Lori H at

    My daughter and I participated in Rebuilding Together here in Richmond, VA. It was so rewarding and worth all the work to think about that homeowner coming home to a freshly painted and repaired home 🙂 Thanks for sharing your experience!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes, I couldn’t agree more! Awesome work Lori!

      xo Michael

  • Claire @ A LittleCLAIREification at

    Michael that is so awesome that you were able {and willing} to go and be a part of this. I actually got goosebumps reading it because I know it helped those people so much – I cannot begin to imagine what they have been through. That’s great that BHG is going to donate $$ for entries so I am headed over there now. 🙂
    Thanks for the post – definitely an inspiration!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much for your support Claire. These family will definitely appreciate every bit! It was a very rewarding experience.

      xo Michael

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