Roofs, Repairs, and Renovations
Many Americans do not have enough savings to perform needed rehabilitation and repairs on their home. A leaking hole in the kitchen of an elderly grandma might go neglected and eventually collapse while she’s making Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Our grants provide the materials and bring college students and church groups to the heart of Appalachia to help repair the homes with children and the elderly so that they can live more comfortably.
Thousands of elderly and disabled homeowners live in homes they can’t easily access because of uneven or dangerous steps, no wheelchair ramp, or the house itself is in disrepair and deemed unsafe. Our grants to numerous partners in Appalachia provide the cost of materials and labor so that work groups, volunteers, and
contractors can rehabilitate homes.
OUR IMPACT IN 2021
housing projects completed including fixing roofs, walls, holes, and building handicap ramps
Transforming Challenges into Hope: The Heartwarming Journey of Home Rehabilitation in Kentucky and West Virginia
Our home rehabilitation partners in Kentucky and West Virginia utilize grant funding to purchase items such as shingles for leaking roofs, drywall and lumber to fashion handicap ramps, sometimes very elaborate for the elderly and disabled living in homes on steep...
For many elderly and/or disabled homeowners in rural Appalachia, their home is the only asset they have – no savings accounts, no IRAs or 401(k)s – just struggling to get by from one month to the next on their meager Social Security benefits to put food on the table,...
For Americans Helping Americans® partner Big Creek People in Action, which operates a home rehab program in the summer in McDowell County, West Virginia, replacing leaking roofs are challenging, and expensive. “You need to know what you are going to do or you can...