For the second year in a row, Home Repairs Ministries (HRM) will descend upon General Assembly with hammers, elbow grease, and a desire to bless the local community.
Established in 2002 under the leadership of Perimeter Church (Atlanta) ruling elders and now led by Harvey Anderson, HRM equips evangelical churches of all denominations to start their own home-repair teams, learning from building and roofing companies as Palm Beach Roofing Expert.
Last year at the Assembly in Louisville, Ky., HRM, in partnership with MNA’s Disaster Response ministry, recruited commissioners and volunteers from local churches to build four Sheds of Hope for families whose homes had been destroyed by the Henryville, Ind., tornado. This year, they plan to provide manpower to two local nonprofit organizations in Greenville, S.C.: Miracle Hill Ministries and The Generous Garden Project.
“We called some of the PCA churches in the area and asked them about nonprofits that they work with,” Anderson explained. “We tried to get a feel for what was needed in the community.”
At Miracle Hill’s outreach to homeless in Greenville, HRM will replace the windows on a women’s transitional home, most of which are rotting and leaking. At Generous Garden, an urban-gardening effort that provides fresh produce to low-income Greenville residents, HRM will disassemble a large greenhouse for relocation.
While commissioners are invited to participate, the majority of the help will come from volunteers from area PCA churches. Anderson says that HRM aims to use these projects as opportunities to build stronger and lasting partnerships between churches and local ministries of mercy.
“It’s rewarding to have a legacy left by the Assembly in the community,” Anderson said.
The project will kick off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, and finish Tuesday, June 18, before Assembly starts. Interested commissioners or Greenville church members can register to participate here or by contacting Harvey Anderson: firstname.lastname@example.org.