BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Eight Days of Hope is coming to Buffalo to help 100 families rebuild their homes for free.
The organization has traveled the country, helping families rebuild their homes after natural disasters. With a satellite location in Buffalo, Eight Days of Hope has decided to bring their initiative to the University District.
From July 19th to 16th, volunteers from around the country will come to Buffalo to do carpentry work, painting, roofing, flooring, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, clean up and so much more! You have the chance to volunteer or nominate your home.
Applications to nominate a home will be accepted until May 1st. On May 15th, a public drawing will be held at the Eight Days of Hope facility at 852 Kensington Avenue. Applicants can attend. The 100 families will be contacted by June 1st.
The home nominated must be located in the University District. Any church in the neighborhood can nominate up to three families. Applicants must own the house they are asking to repair. All of the repairs will be provided for free.
Eight Days of Hope came to Buffalo after the 2014 November winter storm. In total, the organization has remodeled, rebuilt or worked on 2,916 homes and served 5,205 families.
For information on how to volunteer or nominate a home, head to the Eight Days of Hope Buffalo page.