Repair Affair mobilizes resources and volunteers to repair homes owned by low income homeowners who are elderly or disabled.
The focus of Repair Affair is on home safety, security, weatherizing, and neighborhood stability. Repair Affair is not a decorating, remodeling, or emergency repair program. By volunteering, you will be making a real, immediate impact on the life of someone who needs help.
Volunteer teams are matched with homes in need based on the size and skills of the team. Every skill level is needed. If you have a team of twenty, or are a team of one - every volunteer is welcomed and needed!
- wheelchair ramps
- handrails and grab bars
- door and window repair
- minor electrical and plumbing repairs
- roof repair
- interior and exterior painting
- yard work and clean-up
Repair Affair recipients must:
- Own and reside in the home
- Be at least 60 years old or certified as disabled
- Be of low income (50% of area median income or less)
- Live in Louisville, Kentucky or Floyd or Clark County Indiana
Some teams can transform a home in a day - and transform themselves! Team members grow closer to each other, build self-confidence, and experience the satisfaction of helping a neighbor in need.
Repair Affair is not yet able to reach all the homeowners who need help, but we seek to involve new teams of volunteers each year. Some teams are very skilled at home repairs. Others may have no experience at all. That's okay - we will match your team to an appropriate home. And even if you can't swing a hammer, there are many other volunteer opportunities available, including preparing lunch, being a runner, and writing thank you notes.
Churches, corporations, agencies, social clubs, workplace teams - we need you!
How homes are matched to volunteers
Every applicant home has its needs assessed by Repair Affair volunteers and staff, which helps us match the needs of homes with the skill levels of volunteer teams.
Repair Affair staff provides volunteer Team Leaders with the assessment information of a couple homes that may meet the qualifications of the team. Team Leaders review the assessments, visit the homes, and choose the home their team will repair. Most repairs are completed in one day.
Although repairs are completed from March to September, most Repair Affair teams work on one of two event days in June.
On Event Day, the homes have been chosen. The materials have been purchased and delivered. Battery drills are charged, paint clothes donned and sunscreen is at the ready! Teams meet at the Breakfast of Champions. Here, teams can enjoy a quick breakfast, sign in and get a much-coveted t-shirt. This is a festive time where volunteers meet other teams and see the diversity of Repair Affair's great volunteers. Half of Repair Affair's impact is achieved on Event Day. The rest of the jobs are scheduled to fit into other volunteers' schedules.
As a Repair Affair volunteer, you decide when your team is able to work.
2016 REPAIR AFFAIR EVENT DATES
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Floyd and Clark Counties Indiana
Saturday, June 11, 2016
201 homes received repairs
1691 volunteers participated
183 homes received repairs
1818 volunteers participated
160 homes received repairs
1609 volunteers participated
164 homes received repairs
1089 volunteers participated
THANKS TO OUR 2015 REPAIR AFFAIR SPONSORS
Louisville Metro Government
The City of New Albany
Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County
Women 4 Women Inc.
Fifth Third Bank Brackets for Good and Sam Swope Auto Group
The Rotary Club of Louisville
Home Depot Foundation
Community Foundation of Louisville
Greater Louisville Association of Realtors
NeighborWorks® America Kentucky Housing Corporation Bosse-Mattingly Constructors American Roofing & Metal Company Keystone Restoration Whip-Mix Corporation
Shelby Park Neighborhood Association Tawana Hughes Builder, LLC Saint Mark’s United Church of Christ Bowles Mattress Company
Holy Trinity Church
Saint William Church Kentucky Farm Bureau
GEM Engineering, Inc.
Century Mortgage Company Preservation Louisville
Saint Agnes Church
Personal Framers, LLC Whayne Supply
Culbertson Home for Old Ladies Northern Continental Logistics Your Community Bank
First Harrison Bank
Catholic Community of St. Patrick Middletown Christian Church Würth Snider Bolt and Screw Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church LifeWay FUGE Camps Sherwin Williams
Heine Brothers Coffee