Home repair program accepting applications

Aaron K. Nelson anelson@civitasmedia.com

February 28, 2014

AUXIER — Hand in Hand Ministries has begun taking applications for their 2014 Low Income Home Repair Program throughout Floyd, Johnson, Martin and Magoffin counties.

As the program’s name suggests, one of the Ministries’ foremost projects in the Appalachian region is aiding homeowners in Eastern Kentucky who would otherwise be unable to make necessary repairs. In 2011 alone, volunteers with the Home Repair Program fixed up 58 houses.

They were also out in force throughout the area following the spate of tornadoes in March 2012.

Although headquartered in Louisville, Hand in Hand Ministries is a nonprofit organization that maintains offices in Appalachia, based out of the Auxier Center in Floyd County, as well as in the Central American nations of Belize and Nicaragua. The Auxier office also offers programs in adult education, computer classes, a food pantry, and other outreach services.

Those seeking information or an application to the Low Income Home Repair Program, or any of their other services, are urged to contact the Hand in Hand Ministries at their office at 21 South River Street in Auxier, or by calling (606) 886-0709.