Hands on Jackson Needs You!

Join a community effort to help meet unmet needs on Thursday, November 1, 2018.    Hands on Jackson is a “Day of Caring” type of community effort to help those in need here in Jackson County.  Organizers for this event include:  The Jackson County Department of Social Services, The Jackson County Department on Aging, Jackson Neighbors in Need, The Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity and Mountain Projects Community Action Agency.

This collaboration is focused on providing assistance to neighbors in need through mobilizing community volunteer teams of all skill levels and matching them with needs.  Jobs will range from installing energy efficiency measures, building ramps, or cleaning yards and gutters.    Supplies will be provided to the teams in advance and will be purchased through sponsorships.  All projects must be less than $1,000 to complete and be able to be completed in one day.  A kick off breakfast sponsored by Duke Energy will start that morning at 8:00am before the teams report to their assigned jobs.

Volunteer teams, sponsorships, and projects are needed for this upcoming event and please see sheets below for more information.  If you know of someone in your community that needs help please fill out the project sheet below. Also volunteer teams and individuals are needed of all skills sets.   If you belong to a group, club, church or business you can organize a team.  Individuals that are not a part of a group will be assigned to a project that day. Sponsors are needed as well and all money collected goes to provide the materials for the projects.  Please join our growing list that includes; Lowes of Sylva, the Rotary Club of Sylva, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Duke Energy.

If you need additional information or have questions please let me know.  United and together we can make a difference in our community!

Eddie Wells


Jackson County Department on Aging

Phone:  828-586-5494

Hands on Jackson Donor Form 2018 HOJ Project Sheet revised Hands on Jackson Volunteer Form

Hands on Jackson Donor Form

Hands on Jackson Volunteer Form