Need Home Repair?
If you are in Summers, Monroe, or Greenbrier County, are low-income, and in need of home repair, you can fill out this application (Click here for Home Repair Application) and send it to:
Or print, fill out, and mail to:
PO Box 415
Talcott, WV 24981
If we have done work for you in the past, you can fill out the reapplication.
Some people have been on our waiting list for over two years, so applicants should expect a significant waiting period prior to site visits and project start date. If you have another option for this repair, then please look at all your options, as we work as hard as we can to serve each person on our list.
Examples of qualifying projects include siding, porches, wheelchair ramps, 1 story roofs, drywall, insulation, and painting. Examples of projects we do not work on include steep roofs, 2-story roofs, heating/cooling, plumbing, septic, electric, masonry/foundation, new home construction, rental units, purely aesthetic projects, and projects outside of our ability. Projects must be within a 35-minute radius from Pence Springs, WV. If you have questions, please contact the Project Coordinator at 304.445.7143
Bethlehem Farm works on the following principles with qualified applicants:
- Bethlehem Farm works solely with low-income individuals and families who cannot afford to pay a contractor.
- Bethlehem Farm expects recipients of services to pay for the cost of materials. No-interest loans for supplies can be arranged and paid back monthly. A down payment of 25% will be required before the work can begin. A detailed materials invoice will be provided upon project completion.
- There is no charge for labor on the project since all workers are volunteers. We expect repayment for labor when specialized labor is hired, with the approval of the applicant.
- In the spirit of the Gospel, Bethlehem Farm provides a warm “welcome home” and services to anyone regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, gender, religion, political affiliation, income, marital status, familial status, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, & military status. Bethlehem Farm crews may be diverse and we expect homeowners to be welcoming of our volunteers. Please see our Spirit of Inclusion statement.
- Bethlehem Farm will not work in homes with:
– illegal drug activity
– any kind of harassment or abuse
– displays of symbols or language that could be perceived as obscene or hateful
- Bethlehem Farm expects the approved applicant’s family to help with the work on the home if possible. We exist to help people help themselves, and feel that the best way to do this is by working together.
In order to complete a project, Bethlehem Farm uses high school, college, and adult volunteers from churches and schools across the country. We are not professionals and our work will not always be perfect, but we will get the job done.
A representative of Bethlehem Farm will evaluate your project in person before a final decision is made about your application.
The Bethlehem Farm Community
Bethlehem Farm is a Catholic community in Summers County that transforms lives through service with the local community and the teaching of sustainable practices.
We invite volunteers to join us in living the Gospel cornerstones of service, prayer, simplicity, and community.