Hundreds of young volunteers from across the country are in Savannah during the months of June and July to make repairs to homes owned by senior citizens as part of the City’s Summer Volunteer Home Repair Program.
This week, volunteers from the Minnesota-based Youth Works program and World Changers are painting and making minor repairs to homes across Savannah. Up to a 100 volunteers from Youth Works will work on homes at 1508 Eleanor Street and 1409 Cloverdale Drive and more than 380 World Changers volunteers will work on 35 different homes across Savannah. Throughout the summer, more than a dozen other groups will offer free labor to repair homes of seniors who can’t afford to do it themselves.
The City of Savannah’s Housing Department coordinates the massive effort. Since 1992, the City has invested more than 3 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds to pay for supplies and technical support as part of the Summer Volunteer Home Repair Program. For more information, contact the Public Information Office at 651-6410.