The East Cooper Faith Network’s Fix It! initiative will be hosting a social-networking event to give thanks to its supporters as well as allow those interested in learning more about what we and others like Fix It! do to help ensure that people who are economically challenged in the East Cooper are able to live in safe and healthy homes.
Fix It! Social – January 9th, 2018 at 6:00 pm Meridian Clubhouse 2011 Hwy 17 North in Mt. Pleasant
Fix It! began in 2012 with the goal of providing home repair services to those in need to ensure that they live in a safe and healthy environment. Most recipients fall well below what the town considers the ‘affordable housing demographic’ as they are often left with no choice but to stay where they are. Our Fix It! group is well-organized thanks to many members of the faith community who have served in missions or construction by offering solid processes to ensure that 1) the need is there, 2) we work within our limits and 3) we help to find solutions when we cannot provide.
There are several groups that do similar work, but what we feel that we can do more and do better when we pool our resources of time, talent, and dollars towards serving the entire community; regardless of their faith or their ability to pay. By working together, we can achieve more. What makes us different is our process. Simply put, a client sends us an application (often referred to us by ECCO or EC Meals on Wheels), the application is reviewed, documented, and vetted. Once we establish the need is genuine and within our scope, we assess, do a budget, and execute. In the past, many applications were denied due to much damage from water and beyond our scope (leaky roof, etc..), however, Fix It! now is working on major roof repairs and installation so that needed repair’s inside the home can be completed without concern of future water damage.