Sitting outside and enjoying the change of the seasons is something many of us take for granted. For homeowner Carolyn, this simple pleasure was not an option. This Gwinnett senior was unexpectedly forced into retirement from her career as a nurse several years ago, due to illness.  Her financial situation became tight, making home repairs…

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Single mom Kendra and her 11-year-old son had been without a kitchen sink for almost a year. The stress of not having something so basic had worn them down.  “My kitchen sink and dishwasher had been torn up since November of last year when a water leak caused my cabinets to fill with mold. We’d…

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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 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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