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Roof Repair Assistance Needed for Low Income Family

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We received as a donation two mobile homes for our permanency housing system, which assists the homeless and individuals/families that cannot otherwise obtain adequate housing. In order to get this mobile home up and running, we are refurbishing the entire home (new electrical, plumbing and fixtures). Home Depot has graciously decided to partner with us in our project. They are donating materials, volunteers, etc. We have just obtained the two homes and also have an opportunity to obtain 12 more for our permanency housing system. We provide low income housing or shelter for those in need.

We are employing individuals to assist in rehabilitating these homes, which would in turn give them carpentry, construction, plumbing, and electrical experience under a licensed professional that they can use in future job search efforts. We are also able to be used as an employment reference, as most of the individuals do not have positive work references. The skills we are providing is not just limited to the profession in which we are training in but we also teach skills necessary to become and remain self sufficient.

We are requesting $2,500 in order to complete this project in its entirety by replacing the roof, which currently has holes in it. There was significant damage in the house due to the holes in the roof and the leaks that were there previously. We have repaired the walls and floors of this home and want to ensure that there will not be another issue with the roof leaking for the family that will occupy this home. We have rewired the entire home (electrical). Also, the plumbing material is outdated, so we must replace it, too. The home is being refurbished completely. We are in need of assistance with some of these costs to get the home up and running.

For most of the past two decades, public and private solutions to homelessness have focused on providing homeless individuals with emergency shelter and/or transitional housing. While such programs may provide vital access to services for homeless individuals in crisis, they often fail to address the long-term needs of homeless individuals. Christ Owned Church Learning Facility is more than just a place to spend the night. It is a holistic program that teaches self-sufficiency and life skills. To assist the needs of individual and families, before, during, and after a homeless situation, Christ Owned Church Learning Facility provides interactive, in-house programs for its tenants. As a pioneer of permanent/supportive housing Christ Owned Church Learning Facility is designed to provide a stellar opportunity to begin to reshape the homeless population with regard to reentry, aging out of foster care and a genuine concern for the overall homeless population.

Christ Owned Church Learning Facility has been operating and standing on its own (personal finances only) for over 7 years under the direction of Executive Director Bishop David Demby. We offer comprehensive educational opportunities that support economic development and are relevant and responsive to the needs of the community including career, general developmental and transfer education, social empowerment referrals and assistance, workforce training, professional development and lifelong learning. The Learning Facility believes in the practical value of higher education and learning (in and out of the classroom) as a means of economic and personal advancement. The Learning Facility respects its students as individuals and as members of diverse groups and is committed to fostering student success. We do not solicit religion in any form. We also do not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual preference, or economic status. We are big on integrity and education. We empower people that has been known or considered castaways and encourage them to continue to allow themselves to grow. Education is not just in the classroom, we believe it begins in our homes and with what we allow ourselves to be encompassed with. We have a strong corporate support system as well as volunteers. Our goal is to impact the community in which we are located socially, economically and financially. We don't just concentrate on the youth or just the adults, we focus on the family unit as a whole to bring stability and enable independence and success to them all. We have just acquired two mobile homes through donations that we are rehabilitating for our Homelessness Prevention Program. We are employing individuals to assist in rehabilitating these homes which would in turn give them carpentry, construction, plumbing, electrical, etc experience under a licensed professional that they can use in future job search efforts. We are also able to be used as an employment reference as most of the individuals do not have positive work references. The skills we are providing is not just limited to the profession in which we are training in but we also teach skills necessary to become and remain self sufficient. Some of the assistance we have provided last year are as follows: Toy Giveaway (50 families) - $2000 raised to purchase toys (including game systems) and went from door to door in our community and some we found were really struggling. $10,000 raised for 2 mobile homes that was donated to us for homeless prevention program (2 families). Donations from Lowes, Home Depot, Osh Kosh, Carters, Walmart and Acme.Given away over $50,000 worth of new clothes for children and teens that didn't have any.(thousands pieces of clothes given away to over 250 families)


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