Local nonprofit Rebuild Upstate has hired Matt Gumbert as a home repair coordinator.
After earning his bachelor of arts in Christian Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University, Gumbert worked as a manager with the university. Gumbert also served as a youth pastor in Indiana. When he’s not working on a house, Gumbert will be volunteering with Parkside Church.
Rebuild Upstate helps low-income homeowners with home repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods. Typically homeowners fall into one of three segments: low-income families with children in the home, seniors age 60 and older, and people with disabilities.
The non-profit agency specializes in home repairs and accessibility improvements. Home repairs can range from small plumbing fixes to roof and floor replacements. Accessibility improvements range from installing grab bars and railings for vulnerable populations to building wheel chair ramps for those with disabilities.
“We are very excited to have Matthew join our Rebuild Upstate team,” said Chris Manley, Rebuild Upstate’s founder and President/CEO. “We know he will be a great asset to not just us, but the people we serve.”
About Rebuild Upstate:
Rebuild Upstate serves low-income homeowners with repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Oconee counties. Its team envisions a community where everyone has the opportunity to live a life of dignity in a safe home environment in order to maintain and foster strong, sustainable communities. Learn more at www.rebuildupstate.org.