Helping Elderly and Disabled Homeowners in Need

Last week, during the Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting, Melinda Earlywine from Century 21 Commonwealth presented a wonderful program to the court.   The Realtor Community Housing Foundation is a non profit organization based out of Lexington that helps low income elderly and disabled individuals repair the outside of their homes, including painting, weatherizing, and emergency repair, and provide easier access like ramps for disabled home owners in need.  Originally starting in 1992, the organization has helped a number of elderly and disabled homeowners across the region through partnerships with churches, businesses, civic clubs, and caring individuals donating their time and money to help.

And here in Anderson County, the program is seeing a resurgence as Melinda works on reorganizing and finding individuals in need.  With a surplus of funds available, she is reaching out to the community and government to help identify those who would benefit from the program.  “EMS and the Sheriff are out in the community, and they may see someone who would benefit from a ramp or their house may need repair,” Melinda said.  She’s also hoping by having the local government involved that more individuals would step out and ask for help.

For more information about the project, to volunteer/donate, or to suggest a resident in need, contact Melinda Earlywine at 502-680-6634.  Also, check out their Facebook page.

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