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Carlton B
6605 Walton
(Midwest-Tireman Neighborhood)
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the project

We hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. Our community has always thrived on the spirit of togetherness and mutual support, and today, we're reaching out to you with an important appeal. Many of our fellow community members are facing challenging circumstances, with their homes in urgent need of repair and maintenance. These are the very homes that have sheltered us, witnessed our joys and sorrows, and formed the backdrop of countless memories. Now, it's our turn to give back and ensure that every family has a safe and comfortable place to call home.

We are launching a community-driven initiative to raise funds for the vital purpose of repairing and renovating the homes of those in need. Your generous contributions will directly impact the lives of our neighbors, creating a safer and more comfortable environment for them and their families. Together, we can transform the lives of these community members, fostering a sense of unity and care that has always been the hallmark of our neighborhood. Your donation, no matter the size, will make a tangible difference, reinforcing our shared commitment to uplifting one another.

Join us in this endeavor to strengthen our community bonds and make a positive impact on the lives of those who need it the most. Your support will not only improve physical living conditions but also nurture a sense of belonging that goes beyond bricks and mortar. Visit our donation page [link] to contribute and stand by our community members during this crucial time. Let's come together and create a lasting legacy of compassion and solidarity.


P.S. Every dollar counts, and your kindness can truly make a difference. Share this initiative with your friends, family, and neighbors, and let's rally as a united community to help those in need.

the steps

Repairing a home involves a series of essential action items to ensure a thorough and effective restoration process. Here's a comprehensive list of tasks that need to be addressed:

  1. Assessment and Planning:

    • Conduct a thorough assessment of the home's condition, identifying areas in need of repair.
    • Prioritize repairs based on urgency and safety concerns.
    • Develop a detailed repair plan outlining each task and its estimated cost.
  2. Budgeting and Financing:

    • Estimate the overall cost of repairs, including materials, labor, and any professional services required.
    • Explore funding options, including personal savings, community fundraising, grants, or loans.
  3. Obtaining Necessary Permits:

    • Research and secure any required permits or licenses for the repairs.
    • Ensure compliance with local building codes and regulations.
  4. Sourcing Materials and Equipment:

    • Compile a list of required materials, tools, and equipment needed for the repairs.
    • Source high-quality materials that match the home's existing structure and design.
  5. Hiring Professionals:

    • Hire skilled contractors, electricians, plumbers, or other specialists for tasks beyond your expertise.
    • Verify references, licenses, and insurance coverage before finalizing contracts.
  6. Clearing the Work Area:

    • Remove furniture, belongings, and other obstacles from the repair zones.
    • Ensure a safe and clutter-free environment for the repair work.
  7. Structural Repairs:

    • Address any structural issues, such as foundation problems, cracks, or weakened beams.
    • Reinforce and stabilize the foundation if necessary.
  8. Roof and Exterior Repairs:

    • Repair or replace damaged roofing materials, shingles, or tiles.
    • Fix cracks, leaks, and gaps in the exterior walls and windows.
  9. Plumbing and Electrical Work:

    • Repair or replace faulty plumbing fixtures, pipes, and fittings.
    • Address electrical issues, such as faulty wiring, outlets, and switches.
  10. Interior Renovations:

    • Repair damaged walls, ceilings, and floors.
    • Replace or refurbish flooring, carpets, and tiles as needed.
  11. Painting and Finishing:

    • Paint walls, ceilings, and other surfaces to restore the home's aesthetics.
    • Apply finishes and coatings to protect surfaces and enhance durability.
  12. Inspections and Testing:

    • Conduct thorough inspections to ensure all repairs are completed to code and are of high quality.
    • Test plumbing, electrical systems, and other repaired components for functionality and safety.
  13. Cleaning and Restoration:

    • Clean and sanitize the repaired areas to ensure a hygienic living environment.
    • Restore any landscaping or outdoor spaces affected by the repair work.
  14. Quality Assurance and Final Checks:

    • Perform final checks to verify that all repairs have been properly executed.
    • Address any remaining issues before declaring the home ready for occupancy.
  15. Documentation and Records:

    • Maintain a detailed record of all repairs, expenses, permits, and contracts for future reference.

Each of these action items is crucial to ensuring that the home is repaired effectively, safely, and in compliance with regulations.

why we're doing it

At the heart of our community, we recognize that providing home repairs to those in need isn't just about fixing structures—it's about addressing critical social, economic, and environmental challenges that impact our neighborhood. Our motivation is driven by a deep commitment to creating lasting positive change.

Social Impact: In our neighborhood, we're not just neighbors; we're a supportive family. By offering home repairs to those who are less fortunate, we're fostering a sense of unity and compassion that resonates throughout our community. We're ensuring that everyone, regardless of their circumstances, has a safe and comfortable place to call home. This social impact extends beyond walls—it's about empowering individuals to lead dignified lives and strengthening the bonds that tie us together.

Economic Empowerment: We understand that many in our community face financial hardships, making it difficult to invest in home repairs. By providing these repairs, we're not only enhancing living conditions but also alleviating financial burdens. Families and individuals can redirect their limited resources toward education, healthcare, and other essentials. Our initiative aims to break the cycle of poverty by ensuring that basic housing needs are met, enabling families to focus on broader economic growth and opportunities.



Per Home Repair Budget: $10,000

1. **Labor Costs** - $4,500
   - Skilled labor: $3,500
   - Unskilled labor/volunteers: $1,000 (if needed for simpler tasks, or can be put towards more skilled labor if not using volunteers)

2. **Materials** - $4,700
   - Roofing materials (shingles, underlayment, etc.): $1,200
   - Paint (interior and exterior): $700
   - Lumber (for structural repairs and replacements): $1,200
   - Plumbing supplies (pipes, joints, faucets): $500
   - Electrical supplies (wires, outlets, switches): $500
   - Flooring (tiles, wooden boards, carpets): $400
   - Window repairs/replacements: $200

3. **Equipment Rentals** - $500
   - Ladders or scaffolding: $200
   - Power tools (drills, saws, etc.): $200
   - Cleanup and waste disposal equipment (dumpster rental): $100

4. **Permit and Inspection Fees** - $200
   - Local building permits: $150
   - Inspection fees: $50

5. **Miscellaneous and Unforeseen Expenses** - $100
   - This is a small buffer for any unforeseen costs that might arise during the repair process.

**Total:** $10,000


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee 8% N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4% $208.25
TOTAL TO RAISE $10,208.25
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


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