The City of High Point – in conjunction with community partners Housing Consultants Group and Community Housing Solutions – announced this week that the city is hosting an “Operation Inasmuch” Day of Service in High Point on Saturday, April 30.
As part of the special one-day-only event, volunteers will get together and provide home repairs at no cost to financially challenged homeowners who’ve met criteria laid out by the program. These volunteers won’t need to have much knowledge of home repair because they’ll be working alongside skilled professionals who’ll show them the ropes – and the hammers and paint brushes as well.
To volunteer to help out this weekend – or, if you just want to see more information about the program – contact the City of High Point Community Development and Housing Department by calling 336-883-3349.
Operation Inasmuch is a ministry in many countries that works with churches and pastors to equip and motivate them to “obey the biblical mandate to minister to the ‘least of these,’” as well as to “empower believers to live out their calling to serve others and experience the joy that comes from serving.”
This time around, the help will be given out in High Point’s Washington Street Neighborhood.
The homeowners who are eligible for this assistance through the initiative have to live in their own home as well as fall within specific income guidelines. They also have to show a home need that qualifies for repair by the program.
Some of the issues the teams of workers will address are repairing water damage and leaky roofs, and fixing things like faulty plumbing, shaky handrails and gutters that are falling off houses.
Some of the teams will take on exterior painting jobs.
Operation Inasmuch workers will also be making some accessibility modifications to houses for those owners who have physical challenges.
In recent years, the City of High Point has undertaken a number of programs targeted toward helping reduce the housing crisis and addressing the needs of the city’s most financially challenged residents.