Home Repair Opportunities For Chattanooga Urban Widows

Friday, March 7, 2014

Widows Harvest Ministries is accepting applications for assistance from older widows* (55 and above), who own their own homes and have home repair needs.  Of particular interest, but not exclusively, are widows who are in need of exterior house painting.

Officials said, "WHM provides home repair services throughout the year, but from mid-June to the end of July each year we have access to our greatest number of volunteers.  Because of this we won’t to let widows in Chattanooga’s urban neighborhoods know of the opportunities for receiving assistance that might be available to them. "

There are never any charges for the home repair services and the ministry is accessible year round for widows who have ongoing needs beyond what we might be able to assist them with over the summer.  Also, there is no limit on the number of times that a widow can contact WHM for help. 

All that a widow has to do in order to begin the application process is to either call 423 266-0260 or email info@widows.org.  After receiving a request for home repair assistance by a widow the administrator will then set up a time with the widow for an in home interview and construction assessment.

For more information about Widows Harvest Ministries visit www.widows.org.  Also, be sure and check out its Facebook page (link at bottom of web site home page) to see many of the types of home repair projects WHM does on an ongoing basis as well as the volunteers who come out to serve.

* WHM defines a widow as any woman without a husband regardless of the circumstance (abandonment, divorce, death, nursing home, etc).


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