The Americares Homefront Program is a one-day community-based home repair program that helps homeowners who are physically or financially unable to maintain their homes. Repairs are made by teams of sponsored volunteers at no cost to the recipients.
Homefront selects homeowners on the basis of individual needs, number of teams and the available funds to support each project. Candidates may apply at any time during the year. The homes must be owner-occupied. Interviews are conducted during the fall and winter months, with final selections made by the first week of March.
All work takes place on the first Saturday of May each year. The goal of Homefront is to make each home safe, warm and dry. Repairs include carpentry, plumbing, electric work, drywall, weatherproofing, roof repairs, lock repair, window replacement, installation of smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, painting, cleaning and yard work.
For more information, call 1-800-887-HOPE (4673). Brookfield Social Services can also provide information and will help with applications. Please call 775-7312.