How do we build a ramp?

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So how do we build a ramp in less than 12 hours? It’s no easy feat. Luckily, we have a great Project Manager who designs the ramps and helps coordinate the project on workdays, as well as incredible volunteers who make it a reality. Here’s a little bit more about our process: Planning the Ramp: We have many things to …

What does a typical workday look like?

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Are you wanting to volunteer with us, but just don’t know what to expect? Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect on our Saturday workdays! Remember you don’t have to have any previous construction skills to join us! 8:30am- Arrive at the site wearing closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. All tools are provided, but you …

April Projects

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The weather this April was ALL over the place, but that didn’t stop us! We served 9 clients this month and loved every minute. Here’s a list of who we helped. Carla Klausner: She needed a ramp in her garage. We relocated the materials from another project that we deconstructed. Robert Francis: Robert needed steps in his garage so he …

Our History

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HopeBUILDERS was founded in 2000 by a group of local volunteers with a passion for improving the lives of people in need across Kansas City. With a desire to use their construction-related skills to help others, the founders organized volunteers from six local churches and completed the first home repair project in October 2000. Today, HopeBUILDERS’ continues with its mission …

Our Incredible Partners

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We are proud, and very blessed, to partner with various organizations in the community who help support our mission by providing volunteers, equipment, or funding. Here’s a look at all those incredible groups: AIA (American Institute of Architects) Kansas City Anthony Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blessings Abound Thrift Store BNIM Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Centurions Catholic Heart Workcamp Church …

The Ross Family

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This Saturday HopeBUILDERS is partnering with The Whole Person to complete a bathroom modification for a very well deserving family. The Ross family have 16 dependents; either adopted, foster or biological children. They have adopted Tyler, who has severe Cerebral Palsy and requires 24 hour care. Their home does not have a handicap accessible bathroom, so they currently use a …

March Projects

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March was a busy month for us at HopeBUILDERS! We served 13 clients, through either ramp construction or completing critical home repairs. Here’s who we helped this month: Carla S. from KCMO: Carla needed a ramp for her four-year-old grandson with Cerebral Palsy from her front porch to the sidewalk. The project was funded by Variety KC and completed with …

Volunteer Spotlight- Rick R.

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Meet Rick, this month’s featured volunteer! Rick has been involved with HopeBUILDERS for many years and we are thankful for his hard work. Read below to find out more about Rick and his experience with us. How and when did you get involved with HopeBUILDERS? I started with HopeBUILDER’s five years ago.  I had just retired and was doing a …