“You mean, I don't have to worry anymore!" exclaimed Carol (widow, age 79) with tears in her eyes when our staff told her that our home repair services will remain with her for as long as she remains in her home even after repairing the holes in the floor of her mobile home.
From 2006 to 2022, Hearts for Homes assisted 778 senior homeowners, completed over 5,339 projects, and engaged volunteers in 83,699 hours of service, affording these seniors the ability to age in place, safely and with dignity. Last year, Hearts for Homes served 103 seniors. Currently, Hearts for Homes is caring for 87 households and 92 seniors. Once a senior is a Hearts for Homes client, she/he remains a client until his/her life story in that home is concluded.
Hearts for Homes is seeking operational funds to continue to build capacity and future sustainability of our programs in order to meet the growing demand for these no-cost home repair services in the Denton County community. Most importantly, your donation is crucial to the home repair program enabling Hearts for Homes to purchase necessary building materials, especially as material costs rise, to make vital repairs for very low-income senior homeowners so they may age in place, safely and with dignity. We are so grateful for our North Texas Giving Day donors. Your dollars equip us in our efforts to continue providing the care and service they have come to depend on over the last 17 years and give them the dignity they deserve as they continue to age in place. Looking forward, we have the infrequent challenge of finding home replacements for a couple of our clients whose homes are simply beyond repair. The needs of these disadvantaged seniors are great but with caring donors like you, we are meeting that challenge and lifting seniors out of these dire situations one repair, one volunteer workday, one house at a time.
Volunteers are an equally crucial component of the work we do. We have a great need volunteers with construction skills in carpentry, plumbing, drywall and more. Businesses, groups, individuals, youth and individuals of all skill levels are needed to help lend a hand and make a difference in the lives of seniors in need. All of these repair needs will require many hands to get the work done! We hope you will join us and be part of these beautiful ongoing life stories. Thank you for your passion, compassion, time and generosity in giving with purpose!