Hope Repair began as an Outreach ministry of Pointe North Church in October 2009 and over the past six years has sent volunteer teams to work on 371 homes in Berkeley County. Last year alone, we repaired 69 homes, a new annual record. On the second Saturday of each month we send six to ten teams out to work on leaky roofs, unsafe floors, decrepit plumbing, building wheelchair ramps, steps, etc. We estimate that over the past six years we have had a $600,000 impact in Berkeley County due to the cost of materials and volunteer labor.
Hope Repair Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to be a skilled carpenter, or plumber, or electrician?
Absolutely not! We ask for availability, not ability. We have a wonderful, dedicated leadership team that has the skills needed to perform the work?
Do I have to work all day?
Absolutely not! Our goal is for most projects to be completed by about 1:00 pm. Our rule is “Come when you can, leave when you need to.”
Can I bring my child with me?
Absolutely. If a teenager comes by himself of herself they must be 14; however, if a parent brings their child, there is no age restriction.
Will I get dirty or see living conditions that are disturbing?
Probably, but the dirt will wash off and there is such a tremendous blessing to know that you are making someone’s living conditions better. Imagine helping someone get running water or a floor that is safe to walk on or a roof so that they don’t have to put buckets around every time it rains.