COVER Home Repair’s mission is to foster hope and build community in theUpper Connecticut Valley (New Hampshire and Vermont). We do this by bringing together volunteers and homeowners to complete urgently needed home repair projects, and by facilitating the effective reuse of household goods and building materials.
Over the last 12 years, COVER has grown into a well known and respected Upper Valley organization, with a pool of over 320 dedicated volunteers. COVER’s Home Repair Program completes about 40 substantial home repair projects in a year, many of which literally enable homeowners to continue to live in their own homes. Many of the repairs are to leaking roofs and rotted floors. We often build wheelchair ramps for those who can no longer get into or out of their homes without them. In many cases, the repairs that COVER volunteers make stop a process of degradation that would soon make the home uninhabitable.
In addition, we work with another 100 homeowners each year to help them weatherize their homes. This helps them stay warmer and dryer, saves on heating costs, and lessens the environmental impact of home heating loss. Our Weatherization Program has just completed its third year.
COVER also operates the ReCover Store, a community retail store selling donated used building materials, household goods, furniture, and appliances to the public. The ReCover Store allows many homeowners to make needed improvements and renovations on their homes at affordable rates. In addition, the reuse of these items keeps a large pool of goods out of the waste stream.
COVER’s Education Program is in its second year, providing workshops and training to homeowners interested in learning how to repair their own homes. The program has been a great success, with full classes and extremely positive feedback.
COVER Home Repair’s mission is to foster hope and build community in theUpper Connecticut Valley (New Hampshire and Vermont). We do this by bringing together volunteers and homeowners to complete urgently needed home repair projects, and by…