Meet Linda, an Indian River Habitat Home Repair Recipient
Thursday, May 19, 2022
“Even though I kept worrying that it was too good to be true, and that something might get in the way, when the roofers showed up, that’s when I finally had peace!”
Linda, a Vero Beach homeowner, prayed and prayed for a miracle when she found out her homeowner’s insurance was in jeopardy due to her roof’s age. Previously, homeowners had roughly 20 years before needing to plan for a roof replacement. Today, insurance coverage isn’t always guaranteed for anything beyond 10 years.
If you’re like Linda, an unexpected critical repair is not only grossly out of budget, but it might also leave you one step away from losing everything.
Linda’s limited and fixed income required her to find creative solutions for home improvements, but this was something she knew she couldn’t face in her strength alone.
One of Indian River Habitat’s services offered to local families is the Home Repair Program. Though this is open to any qualifying family, Habitat strongly encourages both veterans and older adults to apply. Older Americans are one of the fastest-growing demographics in the country – by 2030, 20% of the U.S. population will be 65 or older. Yet, more than 19 million older adults are living in homes that are in disrepair or ill-equipped to safely meet their needs.
Providing critical and necessary home repairs is not something that can be done without community support. Community partnerships allows for a broad reach and assists even more families in need of critical or minor home repairs.
Together with TD Bank’s Charitable Foundation, and through Indian River Habitat’s Home Repair program, a total of 3 families were able to receive funding toward a new roof!
“Habitat’s Repair Program truly does God’s work in the best possible way. Everyone is an angel in my book, and I thank Him for leading me to Habitat,” Linda said.
If you would like to contribute to Indian River Habitat’s Home Repair Program, or are in need of repairs, visit ircHabitat.org or call, 772-562-9860, and ask to speak with Karyn Bryant, Home Repair Manager.