Currently Christmas in Action is only available to do contractor services such as roofing, minor plumbing/electrical and ramps due to Covid and no volunteers.
 
 

HOUSE LEVELING
No foundation repairs due to the high cost beyond our scope of funds and would need to be contracted out.  Liability too high for volunteers.
No chimney repairs
No brickwork

SIDEWALKS OR DRIVEWAY
No sidewalks or Driveways, unless for safety reasons such as disability (homeowner in a wheelchair or using a cane)

CARPENTRY
No major structural work, like adding a wall or adding a carport Carports: attached to house, can be repaired, painted or re-roofed Carports: detached from house, no repairs or painting. Work limited to tearing down and/or removal of debris
Garage door installation: Only at homeowner's expense and skill of volunteers.

 ASBESTOS

Asbestos Siding - Do not remove; can be painted. Damaged or missing can be replaced (do not cut with saw: CinA has tile cutter) Floor tile - Okay to remove, dispose in plastic bags, do not pulverize.

APPLIANCES
Central heating/Air conditioning - do not make any adjustment to unit Need of Air Conditioner - Board decision Need of Heating - Board decision
Need of stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, etc. - Referral to another agency

GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS
Installation only if absence thereof presents a safety hazard

HOUSEKEEPING
Gross lack thereof may prevent Christmas in Action from working on project
Christmas in April is not in the housecleaning business If house is in deplorable state and requires cleaning before project can be completed,
Inform homeowner to clean and we will reevaluate in two weeks. Otherwise, project will be rejected.

PAINTING
Houses will not be painted just to change the color Only house color will be WHITE, TAN or GRAY. Unless home is already painted yellow, blue etc.. then do your best to try to match the paint color of the house.
Detached garages/carports will not be painted

ROOFS
Contract out. (See contracting procedures) Replacement only for deteriorated or leaky roofs Replacement not for color change only
Will only be replaced with the best shingles the contractor has in stock.  The contracting company can and will offer sale colored shingles. Contractor service only.
 
No Fire Restoration - this is due to liability issues for volunteers.

If unsure about anything refer uncertainty to director, for board review and decision