Findlay Backyard Mission Trip

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Backyard Mission Trip Application 2020

The Findlay Ministerial Association and many congregations and organizations in Hancock County will serve our neighbors on Saturday, April 25, 2020. If you have a home repair or maintenance project with which volunteers can support your family or organization, please complete the form below and submit it to Becky Greeno at the Municipal Building Lobby Dropbox, 318 Dorney Plaza, by Friday, April 3, 2020. To reach her by phone, call 419-379-4903.

If your project is chosen, someone will contact you before the event to visit your home and discuss your project, including materials needed and times the team will be available to work. The contact person will be your contact person up until the day of the Backyard Mission Trip.

Projects are prioritized by health, safety and accessibility. Based on donations, volunteers and complexity, your request in part or its entirety may be denied. If your project is too large or complicated to be completed in one day, your application may be forwarded to Habitat for Humanity’s Home Repair Program for consideration.

Please understand that those involved in the Backyard Mission are all volunteers and that both time and financial resources are limited. They serve with gratitude and grace, but acknowledge that not all tasks may be completed on the workday.

For more information, call Becky Greeno at 419-379-4903 or share written communication with her at Municipal Building Lobby Dropbox, 318 Dorney Plaza.

By submitting your application, you consent to your information being posted on the Backyard Mission Trip spreadsheet. We will limit access to the spreadsheet to the leadership group, team leaders and church liaisons, but other persons may have access to your information.

First Name:    *(required)
Last Name:    *(required)
Address Line 1:    *(required)
Address Line 2:
City:   *(required)
Primary Phone:   *(required)
Secondary Phone:
EMail:
 
Do you own your home?:    *(required)
How many years have you lived at this address?:    *(required)
Is there a veteran living at this home?:    *(required)
# of Adults Living there?   # of Children?    *(required)
Do you have homeowners insurance?   If so what agency?    *(required)
Do you have some funds to assist with the purchase of materials for your project?    *(required)
Is the applicant or anyone at this site disabled?   If so what is the condition?    *(required)
Do you have tools at home to assist with the project?    *(required)

You do not have to be affiliated with a church congregation to receive service this day. However, if you are you affiliated with a church congregation in Hancock County, what congregation is it?

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Did you request help in 2019?    *(required)
Did you receive help in 2019?    *(required)

Requested Repairs:

Briefly describe the type of work you would like done on your home. Remember that the items listed below will be considered for repair, but the final decision on what work can be done with our time and financial resources will be made at the discretion of the planning committee of Backyard Mission Trip. The work done by Backyard Mission Trip will focus on modest home improvement and beautification. We are asking for projects that can be completed in 5-6 hours on this Saturday. Our volunteers are not professionals and may not be able to make all repairs.

Yard Work: Indicate if there is yard cleanup and/or trash removal required. Describe any landscaping that is necessary.

Painting: List all exterior painting requirements. Be specific.

Accessibility Modifications: Examples: wheelchair ramp, bathroom grab bars, accessible shower stall, etc.

Doors and Windows: Describe repairs required, including locks, glass, frames, weather-stripping, etc.

Exterior Repairs: List any exterior repairs that may be necessary. Examples: broken handrail, porch, rotting porch step, etc.

Interior Repairs: Describe problems with floors, steps, walls, ceilings, etc. Indicate places in house needing repair.

Other: Identify other repairs requested but not listed above.

Applicant’s Media Agreement:

The Backyard Mission Trip could work with corporate and/or church sponsors. These sponsors provide funds for our projects. Additionally, they provide some of the volunteers to help complete the work on the home or organization. In celebration, some sponsors may wish to publicize the event and/or information about this event in different newsletters, newspapers, radio stations, television, etc.

I/We consent to having information released about our family/organization to sponsors and for possible, but not limited to, the organization’s newsletters, and website. This may include, but is not limited to, photographs and interviews as well as in-home visits from elected officials.

Applicant Agreement:

I, certify that the information on this application is true and accurate. I confirm that, except for the conditions listed in this application, my home is a safe place for volunteers.

I understand that the people who may work on my house are unpaid volunteers; that few, if any of them, are skilled in the building trades; and that Backyard Mission Trip MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED REGARDING ANY MATERIALS USED OR WORK DONE BY ANYONE ON MY PROPERTY. I hereby agree that I, my assignees, their heirs, distributes, guardians, and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue or attach the property of Backyard Mission Trip or any affiliated organizations or the suppliers of any tools or equipment that I use in these activities, for injury or damage resulting from negligence or other acts, howsoever caused by any employee, agent, contractor of, or participant in Backyard Mission Trip. I hereby release Backyard Mission Trip and any of its affiliated organizations from all actions, claims or demands that I, my assignees, heirs, guardians, and legal representatives now have or may hereafter have for injury or damages resulting from my participation with the Backyard Mission Trip.


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