The East Atlanta Community Association really understands the meaning of the word “community.” In 2010, EACA started its “Neighbor In Need” initiative to assist fellow residents who cannot afford to pay for major home repairs. Last month, they held a poker tournament to raise funds to support this initiative, and we here at Gift Card Giver were glad to ante up!
“The high costs associated with major home repairs today can lead some homeowners to abandon their homes,” says Neighbor In Need chairperson Jeff Whitehouse. “This issue particularly affects senior citizens and others living on low or fixed incomes.”
“Our mission is simple,” he explains. “We strive to keep our neighborhood’s long-standing residents in their homes.”
Rather than stand by and watch as their homes fall into disrepair, EACA’s Neighborhood In Need steps in and helps these residents by providing major home repairs at no cost. Such repairs are usually done on an emergency basis and can include replacing a roof or installing an air conditioning system. All of the work is done by reputable licensed local contractors to insure that it is done properly.
To help pay for such repairs, they seek donations and hold a variety of fundraisers. In October, they held their third annual poker tournament fundraiser. It’s a fun event where all net proceeds benefit Neighbor In Need.
Although we’re known for our Card Sharks
, we didn’t play! Instead, we provided nearly $200 in retail gift cards that were awarded as prizes to the winners.
The poker tournament raised over $1200. Congratulations to the winners and to EACA’s Neighborhood in Need for a successful fundraising event!
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