Neighbor in Need East Atlanta
Neighbor in Need provides emergency home repairs for low-income elderly homeowners in East Atlanta, allowing them to stay safe and comfortable in their homes.
2018 Gala - Viva Las EAV
Fall fundraising event helps low income seniors with emergency home repairs.
Neighbor in Need East Atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to help low-income seniors with emergency home repairs, announces its fall fundraising event: “Viva Las EAV: A Neighbor in Need Benefit Fundraiser and Gala.”
The gala is slated for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, with the venue yet to be announced. The event is co-hosted by the East Atlanta Community Association (EACA), the neighborhood group dedicated to the continued vitality and prosperity of historic East Atlanta.
When? Saturday, Oct 13
In total, Neighbor in Need has helped:
2017 was our biggest year yet with over 40 projects in 18 different households costing over $37,420.00! This does not include 2 air conditioning units and multiple HVAC units serviced by Tom Bunch, Inc. and also the discounted rates Neighbor in Need receives from MCary and Daughter on all plumbing repair jobs. The discount received in 2017 alone was over $13,000
We ask our community to help us support our seniors and encourage you to let us know if there is someone in need of assistance. Neighbor in Need will review each individual situation and do our best to help each qualified household.
Neighbor in Need is funded 100% through charitable contributions, grants, and a TON of fundraising events. Initiatives range from a Annual Poker Tournament, Community Block Party, Fall Fundraising Gala, and more... In 2017 Neighbor in Need successfully raised over $26,400 through fundraising and donations.
2017 Neighbor in Need reached out beyond home repair by preparing emergency packages during Hurricane Irma, gathering food for Thanksgiving meals, and coordinating Christmas gifts. Each project was the result of donations of goods by the East Atlanta Community and then distributed to over 85 senior households. The bags were delivered personally by Neighbor in Need volunteers, some of whom have developed close relationships with our elders over the years. We hope to continue these initiatives which serve as a reminder of how small efforts can make an immeasurable impact.
A huge thanks to our partners who provide quality services to our community!
Neighbor in Need East Atlanta, founded in 2010, is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) and function under the umbrella of the East Atlanta Community Association (EACA). The Neighbor in Need initiative strengthens the East Atlanta community by providing emergency home repairs for low-income elderly homeowners. This initiative is a grassroots, relationship-based, block-by-block effort to improve seniors’ lives. As you know, many elderly residents with low and fixed incomes cannot afford major repairs to their roof, HVAC or plumbing system – parts of the home that significantly contribute to one’s quality of life. This initiative supports East Atlanta’s seniors, maintains the neighborhood’s diversity and builds community amongst neighbors.
We need all of our East Atlanta Community to help us with our initiative by keeping reaching out to their neighbors, especially the elderly. Be open to ask if they need assistance, if their heaters work, is their plumbing okay, do they have any leaks in their roof? If you notice a tarp on a roof, that is a sign that there may be an issue! That is the time to call or email us.