Hope Builders supports poor and elderly homeowners in our community by helping to fix, repair, and improve homes one project at a time.  
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Founded in 2004, Hope Builders is a partnership between South Side Mission and the Metro Peoria Baptist Association. By partnering with volunteers, churches, and area businesses, Hope Builders is able to coordinate the repair and renovation of many homes owned by the poor and elderly in the 61605 zip code, one of the 100 poorest zip codes in the United States.

Hope Builders completed 6 projects with 45 MPBA volunteers in its first year during one focus week. Over the years the program grew to include churches outside of the Baptist Association, outside the region and even out of state.

Growing from one focus week to completing projects April through October including the focus week, each year Hope Builders completes many home projects with the help of volunteers, financial contributions, and material donations.

Working with the team captains on our adopted blocks, we identify homeowners in need; then work with our volunteers and supply partners to make sure that we have the materials, skill, and time to make the needed repairs.

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