Renovation Alliance works to eliminate substandard housing and preserve affordable homeownership by engaging volunteers and community partners to provide free critical home repairs for area homeowners in need. Throughout the year, we bring together more than 1,400 skilled and non-professional volunteers on project worksites across the Roanoke Valley to rebuild homes. In 2017, we repaired the homes of 128 low-income homeowners and in 2018 we are on track to complete over 130! After 19 years we are still going strong and have so many more families to help this Spring!
About our program:
All repair services are provided free of charge to those in need thanks to our volunteers and generous donors. The goal of our program is to rebuild warm, safe, dry, accessible, energy efficient, and healthy homes the cities of Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, and Franklin. Our program focuses on the critical and necessary home repair needs of homeowners who are elderly, living with a disability, a veteran or surviving spouse, and families caring for young children.
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Renovation Alliance is Small But Mighty! Your donation could propel us to win the "Medium Leaderboard" Category for Roanoke Valley Gives.
Your donation will help us rebuild the homes of 3 local homeowners during our Community Renovation Day on April 28th! On this day Renovation Alliance will celebrate its 19 years of free critical home repairs for families in need! Each project will be completed with the help of volunteers, donated materials, and YOU. Find out more about each family and their home repair needs below.
James, a veteran and Purple Heart recipient, is struggling to maintain his home and keep it safe for his family. This spring, volunteers from the Military Officer's Association of America, the West Point Society of Southwest Virginia, and the Stonewall Jackson Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army, are set to repair the front porch and complete an accessible bathroom modification.
Theresa has owned her home in the City of Roanoke for more than 40 years. Due to age and physical disability, she has been unable to maintain her home for some time. With deteriorating paint, inside and out, as well as other repair needs, Theresa has lost the pride she once felt for her home. Volunteers from the Bank of North Carolina how to join together to restore Theresa's pride in her home.
Before retiring from his job of 27 years, Calvin had a difficult time paying his monthly utility bills with his old, drafty and broken windows. Now on a fixed income, his ability to afford the high cost of heating and cooling his home has become a greater struggle. Volunteers from the City of Roanoke hope to remove Calvin's old windows and install energy efficient replacement windows.