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SAFE Homes Volunteer

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Blount County Community Action Agency

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

SAFE Homes is an urgent home repair & ramp program for the elderly in Blount County, TN. The focus is on installing temporary portable aluminum ramps and then replacing them with permanent structures, if needed by that individual. It also involves installing grab bars and performing minor repairs, like changing light bulbs or repairing a door. No heavy construction is involved.

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About Blount County Community Action Agency

Location:

3509 TUCKALEECHEE PIKE, MARYVILLE, TN 37803, US

Mission Statement

Blount County Community Action Agency provides services and develops resources with partnering agencies to help meet basic needs to improve the lives of the elderly, disabled, and low income people in the community.

Description

In fulfilling our mission, we will: provide meals to the elderly through our Senior Nutrition Program to assure good nutrition and that no elderly person goes hungry; provide food to low income households through our Commodity Food Program; provide funds for energy assistance through our Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and weatherization of homes through our Weatherization Assistance Program to assure that homes are energy efficient and that no low income household members go to bed cold; provide home repair through the House Repair Collaborative to assure that homes are habitable and partner with others to ensure low-income households are housed; provide homemaker services, information and assistance services through our Office on Aging to help elderly people achieve and maintain a level of self-sufficiency and independence in their own home; and continue to seek opportunities to provide additional services to meet community needs.

Faith-Based
Homeless & Housing
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3509 Tuckaleechee PikeMaryville, TN 37803

(35.75623,-83.88618)
 

SKILLS

  • Home Repair

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Most projects will involve about 2 hours and 2 people. Building permanent ramps will require at least 3 people and last about 6 hours total.

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