Help offered for home maintenance and repair


Bellevue residents in need of home maintenance and repair can apply for help from a team of volunteers. More than 400 people, working for Jubilee Services, will tackle projects on some 40 homes, including home repair, painting, deck replacement, yard work and carport cleanup.

“Mere words could never express how grateful and thankful I am to all the wonderful friends who came out to work on my home and yard,” said Angela Pitts-Long, a foster parent who received help last year. “My girls and I were so excited for the extreme hard work and acts of kindness everyone showed us.”

"A Day of Caring and Sharing," now in its fifth year, is scheduled for Aug. 25. Home selection is need-based; residents facing economic or other life challenges are encouraged to apply. Homeowners in Bellevue can request a home improvement application by contacting Gary King, at 425-454-3082 or

Applications are due by June 10. A committee representing Jubilee Services will review applications and select projects. Residents whose projects are selected will be notified by July 6.

The Day of Caring is a partnership of city of Bellevue and Jubilee Services, a Bellevue-based nonprofit. In addition to projects for needy homeowners, past Jubilee efforts have included placing volunteers in schools, to assist teachers preparing for the new school year, and in Bellevue parks, to help with maintenance and restoration.

In 2011, almost 350 volunteers participated in the Day of Caring.

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