Repair Affair Spring 2015–May 9th

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The Spring Repair Affair event is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th! We have several projects in need of volunteers that can be seen in more detail in the attached tasks sheet document. If you would like to organize a group or volunteer as an individual please contact us and let us know which project you would like to work on. We will be meeting at Margaret Hank Memorial Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 8:00 am for a light breakfast and then head out to project sites. Thank you for considering to volunteer your time with us!

Spring 2015 Task Sheets

Attention Contractors and Trades People

 We are now updating our list of pre-approved contractors that we will contact for bids when a job for our FAN Assist program is ready, and we want to add you! We are seeking applications from both general contractors and a variety of tradespeople. Contractors can fill out and submit an application at any time.

Submitting the attached application now will assure that you are contacted when an appropriate project is ready. We will check the references provided and collect the six pieces of information listed in the attached Contractor Qualifications document before any contract is finalized.

Please note that we are also frequently asked for contractor recommendations by residents. If you would like to be included on a resource list to be distributed to residents, please note that at the appropriate place on the application.

Please contact us by phone at (270) 556-0826 or by email at kymidtownalliance@gmail.com for an application. Completed applications should be sent to Midtown Alliance of Neighbors, 300 Fountain Avenue, Paducah, KY 42001 or emailed to kymidtownalliance@gmail.com.

Contractor Application

Repair Affair 2015 Applications Available

Apply now for Repair Affair and Emergency Repair Assistance 2015! We will be using the income limits in the chart shown on the application to determine eligibility and don’t forget you must own your own home in the city of Paducah to be eligible. All applications received by March 16th will be considered first and all applications received after March 16th will be reviewed as time and resources allow. We look forward to serving Paducah this year!

2015 RA Application

Disaster Preparedness BINGO

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AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Paducah McCracken County Senior Center, and Triad are partnering together to host a Disaster Preparedness BINGO event. AmeriCorps members will be presenting material that will help you prepare for natural and man-made disasters that can strike Paducah. We will be covering topics such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, and fires. After the presentation, there will be refreshments and a fun game of BINGO with prizes perfect for your home disaster kits!

 

Event: Disaster Preparedness BINGO

Time: 1-3 pm

Location: Paducah McCracken County Senior Center

1400 HC Mathis Drive

Cost: FREE!!

 

Disaster Preparedness Flyer

Repair Affair 2014 in Review

We at Midtown Alliance of Neighbors would like to thank everyone who had a part in Repair Affair 2014! The program would not be possible without the generous support of this community and others across the Bluegrass state! Below are the final numbers for the projects we were able to complete!

 

Clients Served:
20 Families
Volunteers:
Over 3000 hours donated by more than 150 volunteers which equates to a value of over $30,205 worth of labor!
Donations:
Monetary Donations:
$12,875
Value of Material Donations:
$1,932.87
Total Value of 2014 Repair Affair Projects
$45,012.87
*An additional $5,000 from 2013 funds were also
used early in the year to finish up 2013 projects.

You can also see our complete report at the link below.

RA 2014 Year in Review

YOU made a difference in someone’s life last year! Would you be a part of changing another in 2015? Be on the lookout for ways you can get involved in Repair Affair this year!

Successful Year with Federal Home Loan Bank

Through Federal Home Loan Bank’s Accessibility Rehabilitation Program, we were able to assist 11 homeowners in the city of Paducah this year! These projects included new roofs, structural repair, new gas pack units, insulation work, and other repairs that significantly improved living conditions. One homeowner in particular was thrilled to be able to remove rain buckets from around his home after Dean’s Roofing replaced the majority of his roof. We are thankful for the opportunity to assist so many homeowners this year and we hope to have the same opportunity next year. To find out more information on how you can be involved in this program next year, contact us after the first of the year.

A new gas pack unit was installed at this home just in time to keep the homeowner warm during the cold winter months!

A new gas pack unit was installed at this home just in time to keep the homeowner warm during the cold winter months!

Thank you Project United!

Midtown Alliance would like to thank all of the groups who came out and volunteered with us for Project United Fall 2014!! We had 5 awesome groups who demoed and replaced a back porch, demoed and replaced a concrete walkway, prepared a home’s foundation for further masonry work, replaced storm doors, scraped and primed a house, and much more!!

Group from TVA with homeowner who needed a new walkway

Here is the group from TVA with the happy homeowner

This UK College of Engineering crew were hard at work installing storm doors and helping this homeowner with other projects!

This UK College of Engineering crew were hard at work installing storm doors and helping this homeowner with other projects!

Group from UK's College of Engineering Paducah campus built these homeowner's a new porch in one day!

Group from UK’s College of Engineering Paducah campus built these homeowners a new porch in one day!

MSU's Paducah campus came out to prep this homeowner's foundation for more masonry work!

MSU’s Paducah campus came out to prep this homeowner’s foundation for more masonry work!

The TVA guys made this homeowner's walkway safer by taking out the old and pouring new!

The TVA guys made this homeowner’s walkway safer by taking out the old and pouring new!

Repair Affair Fall 2014!!

Summer is ending and October is near, so that must mean one thing…Repair Affair Fall 2014 is upon us!! On October 18th we will be hosting another work day for those of you who would like to come out and serve the neighborhood. We have lined up 6 projects this year that need your help! There are tasks for large groups like painting and yard work and tasks for more skilled individuals like bathroom, handrail, and drywall repair! Contact us at kymidtownalliance@gmail.com for more information on how you can get involved October 18th!

2013 Year Review!

Check out what Midtown Alliance of Neighbors has been up to in 2013!!!  Lots has happened through our FAN Assist Program and Repair Affair Program!  It’s that time again to apply for our FAN Assist Program and Repair Affair Program.  If you have any questions please feel free to call Sharon Poat, Executive Director at 556-0826 or email kymidtownalliance@gmail.com.  You can find more information about both programs on our website!

Click below to see a .pdf of our newsletter.  If you want a copy…email us your address and we’ll mail one to you!

M.A.N Newsletter

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Fountain Avenue Testimonials

As part of the redevelopment project in the Fountain Avenue Neighborhood, the City of Paducah recorded several testimonials of Fountain Avenue residents and neighbors for the purpose of commercials and more.

As the Fountain Avenue Project website describes: “With the ongoing success of the  Fountain Avenue Neighborhood Redevelopment Project, we thought it would be great to hear from the people who live in the neighborhood.  Each story is unique.  Click the links below to meet some of your neighbors and hear their stories.”  For more information on the testimontials, see the Fountain Avenue Project website at: http://www.fountainave.com/index.php

Fountain Avenue Testimonials:

Landee Bryant
Shawna Hunter
Bettie Lynch
Chuck Tate

 

 

Paducah, KY