Administrator: Sherry Stephens of Morning Star Construction
Phone: 302-539-0791
Email: sherry@mscbuilders.com

Program Philosophy

The Helping Hands Program offers disadvantaged community members free services and professional advice in the field of home construction, maintenance and repair.

The Helping Hands Program is a new program in development based on the idea of helping neighbors when they need a hand due to income or health restrictions. Projects may include such needs as constructing wheelchair ramps, repairing or replacing hazardous floors, doors or windows, or modifying an existing residence to allow easier use by a disabled occupant. We will be working closely with the Emergency Home Repair Project, a long-term program chartered in 1991 by the First State Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. (RC&D), which is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Contractors for a Cause Helping Hands Program Procedure

  1. Applying for the Helping Hands Program
    1. Provide candidate & project information – by completing the CFAC Helping Hands application form. The applicant/sponsor or director must complete this form telling us about the applicant, their need, and why the project should be considered for the Helping Hands program.
    2. Qualify candidate and project – by completing the CFAC Income Cert, Form & Liability forms. The applicant must review and complete this form with their director/sponsor prior to submission for Board of Directors approval, along with a rough cost estimate for the work to be performed.
    3. Submit for project approval – by completing a site visit and evaluation, submitting the (2) intake forms above, and providing a rough project cost, the candidate and their project are now ready to be placed on the agenda for the next scheduled monthly meeting. For immediate consideration, the project may be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval. Please note: (project sponsor must be a CFAC member).
  2. Project approval and procedure
    1. Project approval granted by – a majority vote of CFAC members present at the meeting in which the project was presented, or by direct approval of all members of the Board of Directors for urgent needs.
    2. Start date & project coordinator – announced by the Helping Hands Director to CFAC members and suppliers for project participation and coordination.
    3. Payment of project invoices – approved bills are to be submitted by the project director/sponsor/coordinator to the CFAC Foundation’s secretary for payment.
    4. Project completion – a project completion form must be submitted to the secretary by the project’s director/sponsor, verifying project costs and participation. Form to be kept on record, and issued and/or reported to members.
    5. A thank you – a written thanks to all sponsors and volunteers.