Some of our neighbors have home repair needs that go unmet which causes them great concern. As some neighbors age, they may find that they are unable to complete the repairs they once could or have repair needs that only someone else can meet. Through a Group work camp the is being hosted in Westfield, in the summer of 2020, 50+ homes of our neighbors will be repaired.
Keeping up a house takes work, tender loving care, and often some needed repairs. Our work for local neighbors will range from interior and exterior painting, to carpentry, drywalling, and basic masonry, depending on the needs of the particular site. Our desire is to provide repairs that will provide a safe and healthy home for those in our neighborhoods.
“ We are all on a journey - each one of us. And if we can be sensitive to the person who happens to be our neighbor, that, to me, is the greatest challenge as well as the greatest pleasure.” - MR. (FRED) ROGERS
Group Workcamps or "Group," is an international, ecumenical, volunteer, Christian youth mission trip organization that brings together teenagers and adults from church youth groups, for week-long summer work camp, in which participants repair or renovate homes in various communities. Since its founding in 1977, over a quarter million people have participated in serving, providing over 6 million hours of volunteer service to local residents. In a typical camp, 200-350 students and adults will come from throughout the midwest, will be housed in a local school and will spend the week providing the needed repairs for local residents. groupworkcamps.com
While the workcamp will not be held until the summer of 2020, many volunteers with varied skills will be needed to prepare for this work camp. We will need those to assist us in finding residents who have repair needs, in assessing the specific repairs needed, and producing repair documents that will be used by those who will be working on the sites. If you have interest, please email us.