I am the primary caregiver for my husband a 100% service connected disabled betreran with MS who is now quadriplegic. We just experienced the worst homeowner catastrophe ever. An ice dam damaged the ceilings and walls of every room in our house and since yesterday I have had a crew doing remediation work and removing drywall, insulation and ceilings. I can see to the rafters but now with the freezing weather the water has stopped pouring into the kitchen. I'm currently out of work due to a work injury and we are living disability check to disability check. It would be a blessing to have Holmes help us determin how best to avoisd this situation on a 50 year old rance home again. We were in the prss of saving funds for remodel to the kitchen to make the home more accessible but its going insurance deductable and other expenses. My husband had to be evacuated due to uthe unsafe conditions here and I'm managing to stay take of our pets. I t would be such a blessing to have HGTV take an interest in our situation and surprise Mike with the accessible kitchen and remodeled bedroom.
Sorry to hear of your challenges. I would change your screen name to not include your last name. With the information you've provided I could find out way more about you than you want to reveal.
That said. Unfortunately HGTV doesn't do what you're looking for. Holmes is pretty much a Canadian production and doesn't wander into the US for projects no matter how worthy.
I think your best bet is something local. Start with the pastor or priest at your church if you have one. Some social service agencies might help out. Rebuilding together http://rebuildingtogether.org/ does this kind of work but I tried looking them up in your part of Illinois and don't see a local chapter. Try the page and input your zip code to see if they work in your specific area. Habitat for Humanity tends to focus on building new homes not repairs of owner occupied homes. Church groups sometimes help out with members. Our church heads into Appalachia to work on owner occupied homes that need to be made warmer, safer, drier through the Appalachia Service Project. Illinois is a bit far for us to travel.
Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.
I am not an employee of HGTV, nor is anyone else that posts here.
My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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