From The Heart Currently Taking Applications


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The From the Heart program is now seeking applications for qualified Owner-Occupied Homeowners in Waterloo.  The From the Heart: Waterloo Home Enhancement Project is a Co-Sponsor Agreement between various Waterloo Agencies, Community Members, and Group Workcamp Foundation. This partnership will lead to the repair and improvement of up to 65 homes in Waterloo, Iowa. Group Workcamps are weeklong home-repair projects involving volunteers from youth groups recruited by Group Workcamps.

During the week of July 19 – July 25, 2015, senior high youth from across the nation will arrive with their youth groups in Waterloo, along with adult supervisors and Group Workcamps staff, to repair and/or paint up to 60-80 homes. The service is provided free of charge through the hard work of many volunteers.

Who is Eligible?

  • Residents (that either own their own home or are currently buying the home) living within Waterloo city limits with homes in obvious need of repair.
  • And, who are unable to do the work themselves due to physical and/or financial situations.
  • And, who have no other means of getting the work completed
  • Please note, the homes must provide an environment that will be socially and physically safe for the teen volunteers.

The volunteers will spend five days repairing housing units for homeowners located in Waterloo and whose households are either low income or have a member that is elderly or has disabilities.

The types of repairs this project will work on are porch and step repair & limited construction, wheelchair ramp construction, interior and exterior painting, weatherization & caulking, light carpentry, siding repair.  Please complete the application and return the application by February 27th at noon to Operation Threshold (1535 Lafayette Street, Waterloo).

Applications will be reviewed on a First Come First Served Basis! To be eligible for consideration please return ASAP.

Applicants meeting the deadline will be contacted by a representative of From the Heart regarding your application.

For more information please call (319) 292-1875 or leave a message.

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