Meals On Wheels Atlanta Home
Meals On Wheels

Home Repair Services

Home Repair Services keep seniors' homes safer, drier, and warmer through free and low-cost repairs and enhancements inside and out. The program's innovative three-tier design helps seniors with problems big and small, efficiently combining the work of volunteers, staff and specialists so that seniors can stay in their own homes and communities as they age.

Current waiting list: 890 seniors

Impact for 2012

  • 40 veterans in 8 counties got new or significantly repaired roofs
  • Implemented collaborative for major home repairs under FHLB in high-need areas of Fulton County
  • 125 Homes repaired
  • 240 Repair tasks completed
  • 10 Heaters/air-conditioners distributed to seniors’ homes
  • 100-300 seniors signed up for energy assistance through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • Became a provider for East Point NORC’s fee-for-service home repair
  • $205,000 received in cash gifts from The Home Depot
  • Diversified funding sources, with no single source accounting for more than 50% of revenues

Peter Mace started volunteering in 2009 as a way for his three kids to learn to give back to their community. He and his business partner at Hodges-Mace Benefits Group decided to hold an annual bowling fundraiser that his employees could invite their families to. Every pin knocked down means $1 donated to one of the partner’s favorite nonprofits. Peter chose Meals On Wheels Atlanta, and two years later accepted a position on the MOWA Board of Trustees.