Home Repair for Low Income Families
More than 200 youth from Baptist churches across Virginia will converge on the campus of Bluefield College this summer for the purpose of restoring homes in the community as part of a program called Impact Virginia.

Home Repair for Low Income Families

By Chris Shoemaker | March 15, 2017 | RSS

Apply for home repair for summer 2017.

 

 

 

 

Apply for home repair for summer 2017.

Sponsored by the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, Impact Virginia is a one-week mission opportunity for youth that focuses on home repair for low-income families and spiritual growth for teens and the people they serve. As a host site for Impact Virginia through the years, Bluefield College has helped facilitate the restoration of countless homes throughout southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia.

 

“It is remarkable to think about the impact we’ve been able to have in this community over the years,” said BC dean of students David Taylor about the college’s participation in Impact Virginia since 2009. “We have made dwellings warmer, safer and dryer for needy homeowners. We couldn’t make this kind of difference in people’s lives without the youth and without the support of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, our local churches and others who contribute to the cause.”

 

The work in years past has included repairing and constructing porches, ramps, handrails, flooring, roofs, windows, plumbing, and landscaping for low-income homeowners. The outreach will be much the same this summer, June 25 through July 1, and according to BC campus pastor Dr. Henry Clary, the value extends far beyond home repair.

 

“Impact Virginia is a tangible way that Virginia Baptists show the love of Christ to their neighbors,” said Dr. Clary.

 

Area residents with limited resources whose homes are in need of repair are invited to submit an application now to be considered for Impact Virginia this summer. Applications can be obtained by visiting the Bluefield College web site at www.bluefield.edu/impactva or by contacting Dr. Clary by email at or by phone at 276-326-4471. Homes must be owner occupied to be eligible for service.

 

 

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