Home help offered Sammamish residents
February 1, 2011 · 1:11 PM
One-time assistance is being offered to Sammamish residents who need help in maintaining their property or home, but are either unable to afford or perform necessary repairs due to financial, physical or mental health.
Sammamish Cares is a consortium of local community service organizations banded together with the city to aid local homeowners who are unable to maintain their homes and properties. It includes the city of Sammamish, Sammamish Kiwanis, and Sammamish Rotary in partnership with Faith in Action and Habitat for Humanity of East King County.
The projects the group does are those that the homeowner would normally handle but is temporarily unable to. These include yard maintenance and simple repairs. The group is unable to help with ongoing maintenance or projects which require skills above the skill level of the volunteers.
More complex repairs might be referred to Habit for Humanity of East King County and their Brush With Kindness program.
Projects for homeowners over the age of 60 will be reviewed by Faith in Action. Homeowners might be asked to cover some of the costs if they are able to.
Those who need help should contact the city of Sammamish volunteer coordinator for referral into the program. The coordinator will fill out a short application in person or over the phone.
The application will then be forwarded to the Sammamish Cares Operations Committee for review. Projects are reviewed monthly, and in most situations applicants should hear back in a few weeks. The coordinator can provide the next scheduled review date.
Emergency repairs will be handled on a case by case basis. For other assistance, people should ask for the Sammamish Cares Community Brochure for referral to other community organizations that might be better equipped to support them.
Those interested can contact Dawn Sanders via e-mail at