Neighbor in Need... needs you as a Project Lead!
Neighbor in Need East Atlanta is looking for people interested in joining a team focused on helping seniors in the EAV Community with Emergency Home Repairs.
What do we need? We need project leads. So what does a project lead do? Think of your own house and you need to get your roof repaired or your tub is leaking. What do you do?
You go on Yelp, Nextdoor, Angie's list, ask friends if they have any recommendations, who they use, etc… Get at least 2 or 3 names and numbers.
Then you call them and schedule for them to come over and give an estimate. (Get at least two or three estimates.
Once you have all the estimates, review try to pick the one with the best reputation and best price.
Seek approval from (spouse, significant other, or self…in our case from the Neighbor in Need team).
Contact the contractor to advise they got the job, ask them to work on scheduling. NIN contacts the homeowner and tell that the contractor will be calling them to schedule the job.
- Monitor the work by the contractor have them take before and after photos.
- Check the finished product, get an invoice.
- Get the invoice paid, job closed!
So, our project leads do the same thing as if you were doing repairs for our own homes. A few extra steps, but it is pretty easy. We are happy to train on how to do a job, have written guidelines how to work a project and a large directory of contractors to help expedite the process.
Seniors prefer to stay in their homes to live in familiar surroundings and also increases their life expectancy vs moving to a retirement center. Neighbor in Needs goal is to keep our seniors in their homes with everything working. Come join the team who loves to help our community roots!
Contact us a [email protected].
Get your bikes in gear for the East Atlanta Kids Club’s 15th-annual Brownwood Bike Rally this Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta. A fun event for the whole family. This event benefits the East Atlanta Kids Club, a nonprofit after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment program for promising youth. Register to race, volunteer, sponsor and learn more about the event at www.brownwoodbikerally.com
Meet your neighbors, have fun, and give back to your neighborhood - just a few of the reasons to volunteer at the Strut this year. Volunteers get a free Strut t-shirt & 2 soft drink or alcoholic beverage tickets and also be entered to win awesome prizes.
You are invited to attend EACA’s September meeting on Tuesday, September 10 at 7pm. During the meeting attendees can hear updates from EACA committees, hear about the latest development projects, details on neighborhood events, and members will vote on land use, zoning, and alcohol license applications.
EACA’s Community Outreach Committee has planned another fun event for September. Come meet your neighbors, enjoy a light yoga class, then meet for drinks.
Join EACA Parks and Greenspace Committee on Saturday, September 7, as we continue our partnership with Trees Atlanta's 2019 Greenspace Guardians to rescue Brownwood Park's forest form the grip of non-native invasive weeds and restore native shrubs and wildflowers.
The latest news about Brownwood Park Recreation Center and the East Atlanta Kids Club.
Keep your Independence Day celebration close to home. The East Atlanta Strut is bringing a professional fireworks show to the village on the Fourth of July at 9:30 p.m. There will be a viewing area set up on Glenwood Avenue in front of Holy Taco, 1314 Glenwood.
Mayhem on Milton Place has a new date - Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 2 pm to 8 pm! Come meet your neighbors, bring some food for the potluck, and enjoy the unique culture of East Atlanta.
NPU-W unanimously passed two resolutions concerning the proposal to exchange about 50 acres of Entrenchment Creek Greenspace for privately owned, partially cleared land. These resolutions outline the community's concerns and contain links to the deeds and documents cited. EACA members are encouraged to make their opinions about this proposal known to our DeKalb County Commissioners.
EACA's Land Use and Zoning Committee is hosting an information session about the Bouldercrest Triangle historic small business district - current status and proposed zoning changes. Please RSVP.
EACA's Transportation Committee will be meeting soon after a lengthy hiatus, and we need you! Are you concerned about pedestrian safety? More and better bike lanes? Do you have ideas about upcoming road projects in East Atlanta? Do you want those metal plates paved over? Together, we are more effective advocates. If you are interested in working towards solutions to East Atlanta's transportation issues, please send an email to [email protected].
East Atlanta Business Association is hosting an information session about the Neighborhood Commercial Zoning (NC-2) that governs East Atlanta’s retail mix, development and paid parking to name a few. Everyone is welcome to attend this presentation and Q&A session, but please RSVP.
Eastside Church is hosting a blood drive on Sunday, June 23 from 9 am to 2 pm, and looking for blood donors within the community to help reach their goal of 59 participants. Schedule your appointment today!
Join your neighbors at Marbut and McWilliams for the 1st Annual Block Party on Saturday June 15 from 4pm to 8pm. Yard games, water slide, low country boil, home brew and DJ! This is a free event, but all donations are welcome. We are excited to meet all of our local neighbors. This program is supported in part by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. A City of Atlanta grant to your East Atlanta Community Association provides funding for this event.
N. H. Scott Park formerly known as Mark Trail Park is having its 2nd annual community day on June 22, 2019. Enjoy the day of family fun!
Join the East Atlanta Community Association for Drag Queen Bingo featuring the East Atlanta Strut Queens. Enjoy a fun day with your neighbors, drink specials, fun prizes and music by DJ DeWayne Morgan. A $5 donation requested for bingo to benefit EACA Community Outreach.
April Community EACA meeting taking place on Tuesday April 10. All are invited to attend. Hear committee updates, review land use and zoning applications and hear from special speakers.
March Community EACA meeting taking place on Tuesday March 13. All community members are invited to attend to hear committee updates and hear from special speakers.
February Community EACA meeting taking place on Tuesday February 13. All are invited to attend. Hear committee updates, review land use and zoning applications and hear from special speakers.
January Community EACA meeting to hear committee updates, review land use and zoning applications and hear from special speakers.
November community meeting agenda: special guest Parish Underwood, Director of the YMCA, updates about Santafest, big news from the Transportation committee, several land use and zoning items including 770 Shadowridge (aka "Ormewood Forest"), and more!
Overview of November LUZ meeting and summary of items up for review at EACA's November community meeting.
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