One charity program in Michigan is seeking applications for those in need of a new roof. The Rebuilding Together Ingham County offers several local residents the opportunity for a free roof repair as part of their annual program. Local volunteers pull together to help roofers provide residents in need a dry and safe home for the New Year.
Christmas In April
The program is part of an annual charity event that has been dubbed by locals as “Christmas In April”. Charity participants repaired 18 homes last year in a one day, blitz of home repairs on the last Saturday of April. This year the group hopes to improve last year’s record by helping at least 20 residents.
The program focuses on repairs for low income seniors and the disabled. In order to be eligible for participation, residents must be at least 60 years of age or disabled and living in the home as their primary residence in need. Applicants must have an income less than $1,361 per month and be current on their property taxes. Repairs that qualify for assistance include new roof, plumbing work, painting, gutter and safety rail installation.
Applications are due by January 20th and Ingram County, Michigan residents can find out more information by calling (517) 214-8356. Anyone wishing to volunteer can contact the organization at Rebuilding Together Ingham County P.O. Box 1111, Okemos, Mi., 48805.