Area Senior Receives Funding For Home Repairs


2010-02-21-Home-RepairsMs. Bruce became a care receiver of the FAST Ministry February 2007. She was in need of minor home repairs and yard work. Case managers assessed her home and discovered that she needed major home repairs instead of minor. Ms. Bruce did not have home owner’s insurance due to the deteriorating condition of her home.

In July 2008 we wrote a letter for home repairs to the Intergovernmental Grants Home Modification Program for assistance. FAST Ministries Case Manager, Ms. Kathryn Jones, advocated relentlessly on behalf of Ms. Bruce and in April 2009 she was awarded a grant in the amount of $22,820 to replace her entire roof, sixteen windows, the gutters, down-spouts, kitchen and the replacement of her bathroom floor. The Lead Hazard Reduction program found lead in the paint on her windows so the windows were replaced. Her bathroom now has a roll in shower, her kitchen has a new ceiling, and the back door and porch were replaced. Vance Improvement Corporation completed the repairs in September 2009.

Due to prayer and many referrals, her prayers were answered and she is now able to remain safely in her home. Ms. Bruce appears to be very happy with the repairs done on her home. FAST ministry salutes all those involved in the success of allowing this area elder to remain in her home.