UWCK’s Operation Good Neighbor facilitates collaborations between community volunteers and organizations, schools and churches throughout its five-county region, which includes Hardin, Meade, Breckinridge, LaRue and Grayson counties. Volunteer project proposals are submitted and volunteers are mobilized to assist with approved projects. When submitting a project entry, applicants must include information such as a project description, the estimated time to complete the project and the number of volunteers needed.  

Each participating company or organization will provide a volunteer team leader to coordinate a volunteer team and communicate with an agency representative. Individuals are also encouraged to participate.

As part of the initiative, home improvement projects will also be pursued for those who are low-income, disabled or are U.S. Armed Forces veterans. The purpose of this work will be to restore the character of the home and the surrounding neighborhood and to improve the home’s safety and security. Volunteers will not provide any interior refurbishment, major electrical work, or plumbing services. 

When individuals or organizations volunteer with UWCK, they become a powerful force to change the odds for families and communities in central Kentucky. Recently, employees with Baptist Health Hardin partnered with UWCK to volunteer at North Park Elementary School in Radcliff, renovating the school’s playground, sidewalk, portions of the exterior and more. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must currently live in and own a single-family residence in Hardin County and intend to live in this home for at least the next two years.
  • Applicant must be considered low-income, disabled, and/or a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or their living spouse.
  • Total household income must not exceed:
# of ResidentsMonthly/Annual Income
One$2,683 / $32,200
Two$3,629 / $43,550
Three$4,575 / $54,900
Four$5,521 / $66,250

What does Operation Good Neighbor do?

  • Improvement and repair of homes for those who either have no financial or physical resources to complete the needed repairs. The OGN team will review the requested repairs and determine if the necessary resources to perform said repairs are available. No promise of repair is made without signed consent of owner(s).
  • The purpose of this work is to restore the character of the home and the surrounding neighborhood and to improve the home’s safety and security.
  • Volunteers do not provide any major electrical work, or plumbing services. This is not a guarantee of service.
  • Unless applicant grants permission for OGN to share contact information with other non-profit organizations, the application will be kept confidential and will be used solely for the purpose of evaluating the acceptability of your home for repairs or refurbishment.

NOTE: Homes will be considered based on the availability of volunteers, materials, and scope of work.

Work may include:

  • Exterior Painting
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Repair or Partial Replacement of Damaged Siding, Fascia, or Trim
  • Accessibility Ramp
  • Railing Repair
  • Stair/Walkway Repair
  • Windows/Doors Repair
  • Gutter Repair
  • Deck/Porch Repair
  • Roof Patching
  • Light plumbing
  • Light electrical (ex: replacing light fixtures)

If mailing in your application, please mail your completed form to:

United Way of Central Kentucky
604 N. Main Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701