How Neighbor in Need Works

Why are we here?

Even in the best of times, many of your longtime neighbors struggle with the rising costs of city taxes, home maintenance, heating and cooling and the ever-rising health care costs associated with growing older. Many have seen their savings decimated and their home's value drop markedly in the past few years. The bottom line: cost-of-living increases are often impossible to meet for your elderly neighbors on fixed incomes.

Faced with hard choices, what trade-offs must our elderly neighbors make in the twilight years of their lives when a sudden home repair is needed? Do they pay their taxes or replace crumbling plumbing?

Do they keep paying for their medicine or do they fix that leaky roof that if left unattended will soon destroy the value of their only real asset? In many cases, the cost of upkeep forces an elderly homeowner to sell their home. It is just plain wrong that after being good neighbors, paying off their homes and paying taxes in their communities, the cost of a home repair would force an elderly homeowner to live in fear. Our older neighbors worked and paid taxes to make these communities the wonderful places they are today, and that's one reason why we work to eliminate their suffering.

What do we do?

Neighbor in Need is a non-profit corporation that helps low-income elderly neighbors in East Lake, Kirkwood and Edgewood, East Atlanta communities in Atlanta, and the Oakhurst Community of Decatur, GA, make emergency home repairs.

There is never a charge to the homeowner for our work..

How do we do it?

Through a unique combination of local community involvement and corporate sponsorship. Neighbor in Need is 100% volunteer run. The money you give goes directly into action for our elderly neighbors as a result. We have very low overhead and provide quality licensed and insured work at no charge to those we help. Read more about the corporate sponsorswho help us help our neighbors.

Are we making a difference?

Read what one neighbor has to say about the work Neighbor in Need did to repair a leaky roof and bad plumbing in her home.

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See Neighbor in Need Projects For Yourself!

We keep a digital record of some of our Neighbor in Need projects online. It's fun to see the faces of the people who Neighbor in Need has helped.

Browse our photo gallery to take a look at what we've been doing to change the world on your street.