Volunteers for Matthew 25’s Transform Week to take on home repair projects

More than 200 volunteers will participate in Matthew 25’s 8th annual Transform Week in Cedar Rapids from June 26-30. 

The week focuses on homeowners in the Taylor and Time Check neighborhoods who need support on repairs and maintenance.

“The majority of Transform homeowners are living off of less than $30,000 per year. They’re often elderly and on a fixed income, or have experienced a medical, relationship or job challenge that makes it difficult to maintain their home. Transform Week pulls people together to help our neighbors preserve the precious little affordable housing we have,” said Matthew 25 Executive Director Clint Twedt-Ball in a statement.

The 2023 volunteers will tackle more than 30 projects during the week, including exterior painting, roofing, replacing windows and doors, rebuilding stairs and porches, landscaping, and repairing fences and siding. Transform allows low-income homeowners to receive home repair and maintenance at no cost to them thanks to volunteer work, sponsorships, and grants.

“These volunteers are saving my back,” homeowner Chris Hinds said in a statement. “I’m slower doing the work being over 80, and these volunteers have been so nice and accomplished so many things on my list.”

Visit the Matthew 25 website to learn more about Transform Week. Matthew 25 is a local  nonprofit that strengthens and elevates neighborhoods on the west side of Cedar Rapids.