What happens when a caring, concerned group of people see a need and decide to meet that need?
In 2002, a local church community realized they had people all around them who couldn’t physically do or afford what many of us take for granted - home repairs. And not extravagant repairs. Basic repairs - like replacing a broken board. Or installing a grab bar. Or repairing rotted flooring. So a team formed with the goal of helping those who couldn’t repair, maintain or make changes to their home - things necessary to meet their daily living needs.
As the church's outreach grew, a larger vision developed. By 2006, Home Repairs Ministries was officially formed and began to work alongside local churches, nonprofits and support agencies throughout six metro Atlanta communities.
Today, Home Repairs completes over 200 projects per year to create safe and healthy home environments for those who may not otherwise be able to on their own. Each project is also an opportunity for us to be the hands and feet of Jesus - sharing his love while caring for those in need.
While we’re proud of the many homeowners we’ve helped since 2002, the need keeps growing. For instance, our communities’ senior populations are rapidly increasing and so are the home repairs.
We want to repair even more homes and hearts in the six counties we serve. To do this, we’re focused on forging new partnerships with local nonprofits and churches, recruiting volunteers, and engaging the support of committed donors. Our goal is to grow our budget to $500,000/year over the next three years in order to deploy project managers, volunteers, business partners and local churches so that we can complete 1,000 projects/year.
It’s a big goal for a big need but one we know we can accomplish together.
Repairing Homes and Hearts as Churches Serve Together.
1) Provide critical home repairs and modifications for hurting and low-income widows, single mothers, seniors and people with disabilities.
2) Make homes accessible for people with disabilities.
3) Make needed home modifications so seniors can age in place and remain safe and independent longer.
4) Help loving families take in and adopt children from the foster care system through necessary home modifications.
Through our projects, we show and share the love of Jesus with people in need.
Home Repairs Ministries (HRM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.