History of Fix It!
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Provide needy homeowners with essential home repairs as well as wheelchair ramps via the coordination of skilled volunteers and the collaboration of community agencies.
To support the ECFN vision to build a community where all of its members are safe, healthy and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential by reducing the number of community members in homes that are or have the potential to become hazardous to one’s health and well being. The focus of this group is to ensure safe and healthy homes for our neighbors east of the Cooper.
In response to a request from our agency partners in early 2012 (East Cooper Community Outreach, East Cooper Meals on Wheels, and East Cooper Habitat for Humanity), ECFN was asked to assist community members, especially elders, living in ill-fit conditions. Physical hazards and security issues in these homes range from rotten porch floors and sagging doors that cannot be locked to broken windows and leaking roofs. At first blush, it appeared that the majority of the home issues could be solved with simple repairs.
In addition to the above response, our community is in great need of wheelchair ramps to aid the disabled in their mobility at their homes and increase the quality of life that they have. These ramps can be small and large depending on the style and height of the home. All wheelchair ramps are built to the American Disability Act (ADA) Standards for ramps.
In a continuing effort to be a catalyst for positive action in our community, ECFN partnered with East Cooper Meals on Wheels, East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, East Cooper Community Outreach, Operation Home and the Town of Mount Pleasant to facilitate the formation of the Fix It Forum in the spring of 2013 to focus on addressing these serious needs in our community. Fix It is supported by a strong and growing team of local area churches, community members and community partners.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE OFFERED:
- Porch builds or repairs
- Roof repairs
- Heat and/or A/C assistance
- Wheelchair ramp builds or repairs
- General maintenance
Fix It utilizes skilled and un-skilled volunteers to complete the majority of all requests. Many individuals in and around the east Cooper area have the skill and knowledge to lead a team in the completion of major and minor home repairs. All requests for assistance are reviewed, assessed and prioritized by community agency partners and a team of volunteer assessors.
Regardless of experience level or expertise, the time and talents of your church or organization members can be put to great use as a part of ECFN Fix It. If you are interested in volunteering with Fix It, please complete our online Skill Set Inventory.
- Home must be located in the East Cooper community
- Completed application submitted and approved
Please click below to download the East Cooper Faith Network Fix It Application.
Email completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECFN – Fix It – Application – Jan 2016 (Fillable Form)
For more information about volunteering and/or receiving assistance, please email one of our Fix It Co-Chairs.
- Anthony Major: email@example.com