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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shows volunteers standing on new completed deck

Carrie’s back deck was too dangerous to use. “The back deck was just about falling in,” said this Gwinnett County senior. “I had needed it fixed for a long time.” Home repairs are nothing new for Carrie, though. “I’ve been in this house for 20 years. It always needs something,” she said. But making those…

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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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homeowner and HRM standing out front of home after repairs were done

“We all have our own journey, and we don’t know what life’s going to throw at us,” said homeowner Karen.  It’s a lesson she learned firsthand. Karen left her abusive husband in the 1990s when her daughter was four years old. She raised her daughter as a single mom on the meager salary she earned…

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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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Two men measuring on ladders

She struggles with health issues. She’s gone without electricity and water. And she’s on a first-name basis with the code enforcement officer.  But Miss Glenda still finds a reason to smile. “Every time we wake up and see another day, we’re blessed,” said this Duluth senior. “It’s up to us to choose whether we’re going…

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3 men repairing rotted wood on exterior home

Anna N. truly had no idea where, or how, she was going to get help. Her front bay window and the siding beneath it were rotting away. If that wasn’t enough, her deck also had rotting wood and exposed nails.  “The squirrels were chopping away on many handrail areas, too,” Anna said. “I spent many…

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Man in yellow shirt installing long grab bar

Just twelve inches can be a game-changer. Grab bars come in all sizes, but even the smallest makes a big difference for those in need. “Some of the homeowners — especially the seniors — they light up like Christmas trees when they get their grab bars,” says Volunteer Tom Reinmiller. “It’s just nice to see the…

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man and woman standing on new deck outside home

Sometimes love is a feeling.  But sometimes love means patching a roof, building a handicap ramps, or replacing what’s broken with something new. Angela Whitlock has seen it first-hand. Angela, a community leader, helps Home Repairs Ministries connect with homeowners in need. She’s seen plenty of people in the Duluth area with homes in need…

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