OPERATION BACKYARD

REPAIRING THE COMMUNITY ONE HOME AT A TIME

For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. - Hebrews 3:4

What it is:

KLF's Operation Backyard is a year-round program that provides free home repair services for those with limited-income, those who are elderly, and those who are disabled. Operation Backyard utilizes volunteers to provide much-needed home repairs to homeowners across the Knoxville area. Not only do the homeowners have the opportunity to receive home repairs, but volunteer teams have the opportunity to serve within their city.

How we do it:

1. Share God's love and growing in relationship with others in the community.
2. Repair homes by painting, fixing roofs, and providing exterior accessibility solutions.
3. Train youth and adult volunteers to serve others through restoring homes.
4. Create team building opportunities for groups of individuals.

How you can get involved:

1. Weekday Work Projects: Groups of individuals of any size or are at least age 12 and up can sign up for a home repair project during the week. Church groups, work groups, and school groups are common, but Operation Backyard will take any group willing to volunteer.

2. Weekend Work Projects: Groups of individuals of any age or size can sign up for a home repair project for a full or partial weekend. Church groups, work groups, and school groups are common, but Operation Backyard will take any group willing to volunteer.

3. Crew Chief: Operation Backyard is always looking for passionate, skilled, construction-minded individuals to lead work groups through projects.

Internship Opportunities

Operation Backyard offers internships in the fall, spring and summer. Interns receive an opportunity to work on projects, with volunteer groups, with homeowners, and in the office. Please contact KLF at (865) 524-2774 for more information about interning with Operation Backyard.

For more information contact:
Jay Zartman
318 N. Gay Street, Suite 210
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: 865-524-2774 Ext.106
Email: jzartman@klf.org


FOR HOMEOWNERS

Homeowners who wish to to receive minor home repairs from KLF's Operation Backyard program must meet guidelines based on their income, location and the scope of work needed. Contact us for more information at (865) 524-2774 or questions@klf.org.

FOR RENTERS

Tenants who rent in Knoxville City limits may be eligible to receive a handicap accessible ramp from KLF's Operation Backyard program. Renters must meet guidelines based on their income, location and the scope of work needed. Contact us at (865) 524-2774 or questions@klf.org.