ROANOKE. Va. (WFXR) — On a mission to rebuild homes in need of critical repairs across the Roanoke Valley, one group of volunteers stepped into action on Saturday.

On Oct. 7, the Renovation Alliance (RA) hosted its annual “Community Renovation Day” to repair six homes for families in need for free. Approximately 100 volunteers from local churches, businesses, and members of the community gathered on Saturday morning to help rebuild safe and healthy homes.

“Many homeowners across the Roanoke Valley are in desperate need of critical home repairs,” said Renovation Alliance Executive Director Kendall Cloeter. “Renovation Alliance receives more than 300 hundred applications annually from individuals and families with urgent home repair needs and persons who have been living in unsafe or unhealthy homes for some time.”

“Community Renovation Day” is a one-day event, and is part of the RA’s Community Renovation Month. This program is designed to help engage members of the community to improve housing quality across the valley for people who cannot afford repairs.

During the month of October, the organization is hoping to rebuild 10 homes with critical repair needs such as roof replacements, window replacements, plumbing repairs, and accessible home modifications.

“After a 3-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Renovation Alliance is thrilled to welcome back volunteers on home repair project sites. The work completed during this event is critical to meeting the home repair needs of homeowners in our community,” said Cloeter.