Helping Hands 4 Homes
Helping Hands 4 Homes is a service project of First Christian Church and their Urban Plunge Mission Teams. Helping Hands 4 Homes provides man-power and supplies for Ashburn, Wrightwood, Scottsdale, Parkview, and Chicago Lawn (south of Marquette Park) neighborhood homeowners who need assistance with home maintenance tasks.
Helping Hands 4 Homes provides assistance with interior and exterior painting projects, garage rehab, deck construction and rehab, light cement work, and yardwork and landscaping (Sorry, but we are unable to help with electrical, plumbing, roofing, or heavy construction).
Helping Hands 4 Homes offers assistance at varying levels. The programs focus is on the unemployed, under employed, or those on fixed income. These projects may qualify for free service. Other recipients of service may be asked to contribute 50% of materials cost; or in some cases materials may be purchased by the homeowner with service provided through Helping Hands teams. Funding is limited, so preference is given to low cost projects.
Helping Hands 4 Homes Projects applications are accepted each spring. You may download an application, or call the church office at (773) 581-1115 and request a copy be mailed. Application deadline is June 10.
Praise of Helping Hands 4 Homes
“My sister and I would especially like to thank FCC and the Helping Hands team for the recent improvements made to our home. They repaired and painted our back porch/deck and painted our garage. It turned out very nice! We truly appreciate this because we have no one to help us at this time. The lack of help and financial resources caused the exterior of our home to look messy for quite some time. Thanks again for everything!”
God bless you, Minister Steve Chapman and First Christian Church. I truly thank and praise God for the young people from Helping Hands 4 Homes. God said in Proverb 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he gets old he shall not depart.” All I can say is my back porch has been blessed by the best. Words cannot explain the love I felt from the young people. I cry tears of joy every time I walk on the porch. The children from the community love it, my neighbors love it. They are still in awe – “Children did it.” I can’t stop thanking God for sending his disciples to do such a grand task. I give God all the glory and all the honor. I thank God for using Minister Steve to reach out in the community. I could go on and on, you know but the believers know the word of God doesn’t run out – it just runs on and on. I thank God! I thank God! I thank God!