Rick Rider Award

What is the Rick Rider Award

In 1997, a committed group of citizens banded together to form a local chapter of Rebuilding Together, then called Christmas in April.  This organization provides rehabilitation to the residences of low-income elderly, veterans, and disabled homeowners to ensure they are warm, safe, and dry at NO cost to the homeowner.  No one was more committed to providing safe housing to Warner Robins than Rick Rider, Colonel, USAF, one of those founding members.

In 2002, both the City of Warner Robins and those participating in Rebuilding Together mourned the passing of Rick Rider.  To honor his contribution to the well-being of our city, the Board of Rebuilding Together created the Rick Rider Award in 2005.

The Rick Rider Award is granted annually to an individual, organization or business which has advanced the quality of life in our city by its support for Rebuilding Together Warner Robins, Inc. to honor a man’s vision for our community and a community leader who made this vision a reality.

Colonel Rider brought Rebuilding Together to Warner Robins and worked tirelessly to grow the organization from a handful of volunteers to over 800 strong.  His vision has brought the services of great businesses, churches, civic organizations, government organizations, and Robins Air Force Base and needy homeowners together to enhance the quality of life in our city.


Recipients of the Rick Rider Award

2015 – Mt Calvary Lutheran Church
2014 – Lowe’s of Warner Robins – Store #0483
2013 – NO AWARD Presented
2012 – NO AWARD Presented
2011 – Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church
2010 – Robins Financial Credit Union (formerly known as Robins Federal Credit Union)
2009 – Flint Energies
2008 – Warner Robins Building Supply
2007 – The Volunteer Board of Rebuilding Together in memory of Jerome Stephens, Jr. and Keith Kinsler
2006 – Air Force Reserve Command
2005 – Mayor Donald Walker, City of Warner Robins