Man adding tile and grout

She’s a single mom of five, and her youngest son has special needs. For Keller K., making ends meet is hard. “I’m a freelance musician, worship leader, and a swim coach,” Keller said. “I’ve done so many different jobs just to put food on the table for my kids.” However, when it came to her…

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man on floor of kitchen with flooring being installed

It might sound like an ordinary project. But trading carpet for hardwood and repairing a hole in the floor made a world of difference for Betty, a caregiver for her parents, both in their mid-80s. “It’s especially good for my father because he’s on a walker,” she explained. “So, it’s made life much easier.” Getting…

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Photo of Brandon Yarnell in suit smiling at camera

How did you hear about Home Repairs? At 12Stone Church, Bill Isaak and I volunteered together for several years and Bill told me about Home Repairs. A few years ago, I volunteered for a project with Home Repairs. I’ve had the chance to be a participant, supporter and, more recently, an organizer of the annual…

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Portrait of Chad Dykes smiling at camera

How did you hear about Home Repairs? I attend Perimeter Church and remember when Harvey Anderson started the ministry. As a contractor, I was able to donate some materials now and then. What made you decide to get involved with Home Repairs? Home Repairs definitely meets a need in the community, and I’ve always had…

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top 5 blog posts of the year award over a photo of people drilling exterior home siding

We never imagined, at the start of 2020, the changes this year would bring. “We saw the introduction of revised safety precautions, an increase in the number of help requests, added costs for materials and reduced financial support — just to name a few,” explained Home Repairs Executive Director Mark Wolfe. “Through all this, 96…

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Homeowner Sue

Sue wasn’t quite sure where she’d turn for help. “I prayed and prayed for the answer to my home repair needs,” said this Fulton County senior. When a friend told her about Home Repairs, Sue knew this was the answer. She filled out a mail-in form requesting help and sent it off. It wasn’t long…

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Jeff Bourne and his wife smilng at camera while outside at a beach

A rotting deck. Plumbing problems. An unstable staircase. All fairly common issues when it comes to home repairs, but they can be an enormous hurdle for homeowners in need.  “I know there’s often no way [the homeowners we serve] can afford to make these repairs,” said Jeff Bourne. “Sometimes, the county is even threatening consequences…

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Finished renovation of Lightway Recovery Wellness Center

Susan and Farley Barge had a big dream. “We already had Navigate Recovery Gwinnett, which is an addiction recovery community organization and we provide recovery services there,” explained Susan. “And we saw a huge need for residential services.” But finding a home for an addiction recovery center? It felt like a big hurdle. “We had…

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Homeowner Cathys House

Plugged gutters, rotted siding, and snakes. Yes, snakes. Cathy has faced a little bit of everything when it comes to home repairs. “My gutter drained down onto my chimney. This caused the siding to rot and pieces to fall off my chimney,” she explained. “And because of the condition of my home, there were openings…

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