From Current Rebuilding Together President & CEO Caroline Blakely:

It is with great sadness that I share the news that Patty Johnson, founding President & CEO of Rebuilding Together, passed away unexpectedly this weekend due to complications from the flu. As many of you know, Patty impacted the lives of tens of thousands of low-income homeowners, allowing older adults to age in place, helping injured veterans and people with disabilities to live with dignity and giving young children around the country a safe place to live and learn.

Patty was a tireless advocate for people in need. She never lost sight of Rebuilding Together’s mission and the critical impact your work had on low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live. Her energy and enthusiasm left an indelible impression in the hearts and minds of everyone she touched.

Please join us in extending our heartfelt condolences to her wonderful family and friends. Her passing is a tremendous loss for the Rebuilding Together community. For those of you who would like to send a sympathy card or note to her husband Tom and her family, their address is 3318 Fessenden St., N.W., Washington DC 20008.