Seniors Safe at Home

Seniors Safe at Home

Seniors Safe at Home Back for Third Year to Raise $50,000 to Support Critical Home Repairs for Fixed-Income Senior Neighbors

Imagine that a senior citizen you know was in jeopardy of losing his or her longtime home because of lack of funds for an emergency repair, such as a leaky roof or dilapidated entry stairs. For the third year, the local real estate community has teamed with Albemarle Housing Improvement Program and Blue Ridge Home Builders Association to prevent that from happening to our most vulnerable residents in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

Currently 227 senior citizens in 186 households are on the waitlist for repairs from AHIP. The vital Seniors Safe at Home program seeks to slash those numbers and make a big improvement in our community.

We will reach the ambitious fundraising goal of $50,000 one donation at a time.  The partners are deeply thankful to significant support from the following sponsors:

Champion:          Wells Fargo Bank

Benefactors:      Home Instead Senior Care

                                Pape & Company, Inc.

Supporters:        Better Living, Inc.

                                Central Virginia Waterproofing, Inc.

                                Blue Ridge Termite and Pest Management

Ways CAAR is building awareness and financial support:

  • Members are encouraged to donate financially to the joint mission. We welcome your support at AHIP’s Web site. Cash and checks are accepted at any partner office.
  • Take a tour to see the progress AHIP makes through this phenomenal fundraising effort. Tours are offered 11:30 am - 12:30 pm on Thursday, April 17; and 11:30 am - 12:30 pm on Thursday, May 15. Contact staff for complete details.
  • Double your donation on May 5. Online and one day only a $25 donation turns into a $50 gift through the Give-4-Good Campaign. Check back for details!
  • Attend the AHIP Annual House Party and Silent Auction event on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Morven Farms. Proceeds from this event supports Seniors Safe at Home.