The Irmo Outreach Committee’s website (irmooutreach.org) has been updated to reflect information regarding the services it provides to the community.
In the past two years, Irmo Outreach has served many elderly, disabled, and lower-income community members with assistance ranging from house painting to basic electrical repair and lawn maintenance. More than a few of those served were brought to IOC’s attention by the Irmo Police Department’s code enforcement division.
To expedite the aid Irmo Outreach may provide, and to avoid confusion regarding what the organization does, and whom it may serve, the About page of the IOC website has been updated with the following information:
In order to apply for assistance from the Irmo Outreach Committee, you (or the person for whom you are seeking assistance) must fall into the following categories:
- You (or they) MUST reside within the Irmo Town limits (our charter does not permit us to work elsewhere)
- The person(s) needing assistance must own the property needing service or repair. We may be able to perform one-time lawn care with the property owner’s permission, but cannot work on physical dwellings if the resident does not own the property.
- The person(s) needing assistance must qualify in the category of low, or fixed, income, or be temporarily unable to perform the functions provided by Irmo Outreach because of illness, injury, or a catastrophic event such as fire, or severe weather-related damage.
- The person(s) needing assistance with home repair, maintenance, or lawn care must agree that they are not actively selling, or in a period of at least two years in the future, planning to sell the property being serviced.
Because of liability insurance requirements, the Irmo Outreach Committee cannot perform work or repairs on the roof of any dwelling, nor may they cut or remove trees from a property.