Make A Project Referral

Here you’ll find out more about how you can partner with us during the summer and make referrals for people who may need work done! For quick access, please bookmark this page, or type cccreferral.com into your browser’s address bar to access this page.

Who We Are

Carolina Cross Connection (CCC) is a non-profit organization that began in 1988. For the past 32 years we have invested in various locations throughout North Carolina by providing free home repairs to residents and connecting churches to these local communities. We have partnered with local social service agencies to get connected with people who may need assistance. Our staff plans the projects, works closely with both the homeowner and the volunteer group to make sure the project is completed in a timely manner and meeting all safety guidelines. The labor is provided free of charge and we try to assist as many people as time and funds allow. Our groups only serve during June and July.

What We Do

We offer FREE minor home repairs to people in 14 counties in North Carolina. Although we generally work for the elderly, disabled, or those on a fixed income, CCC has no formal stipulations or criteria that the people we work for must meet. We will try to work anyone who has a need regardless of age, financial situation, etc. We also do not discriminate based on race or religion.

Where We Work

We currently serve the following 14 counties in North Carolina: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Dare, Gaston, Lincoln, McDowell, Rutherford, Watauga, and Wilkes.

Services We Offer

  • Construction (Wheelchair Ramps, Porches, Steps/Handrails)
  • Interior and exterior painting
  • Underpinning
  • Yard work
  • House cleaning

We are NOT able to perform plumbing, masonry, electrical work, floor repair, roof repair, or other major home renovations, although we may be able to find someone to help folks out with jobs such as these.

How To Make A Referral

We will begin accepting referrals after April 1. You can make a referral online using the form below. You can also download our referral form below and scan/fax it in to us!

Carolina Cross Connection

CCC Referral Form

Fax: (844) 363-2595

E-mail: cccreferral@carolinacrossconnection.org

FAQs

Who operates Carolina Cross Connection?

CCC is ultimately operated by a Board of Directors and a full-time Administrative staff. We hire college-aged staff to run each of our four camp locations. These are the people with whom you will have the most direct contact.

Who does the work?

A group of 8-10 volunteers will complete each project. These groups consist of 6-7 high school and college age students and 1-2 adults. Our volunteers are usually not professional carpenters. Our summer staff, who have been trained by a general contractor, strive to follow building codes as written by the state and local level. The staff will plan, oversee, and follow up with each project to ensure it is to the satisfaction of the person we work for.

What are the requirements for CCC’s services?

There are no formal requirements for people we will work for. We work for people of varying incomes, ages, genders, races, family situations, etc. We do, however, want to ensure that the homes we send our groups are safe environments, free of any evidence of drug/alcohol abuse, child abuse, etc. We also want to ensure that we work for folks who have real needs, whether those are financial, physical, emotional, spiritual, etc.

How do you decide who to work for?

We try to work for a variety of people and work on a first-come first-served basis, however this is not always the case. There are various factors that play into our decision making, such as the duration and severity of a project, the interaction of a family (if we don’t feel it is a safe and suitable environment for our campers we may chose to not work for them), etc.

Who pays for the projects?

CCC offers its services free of charge to families and individuals in need. Materials such as lumber and paint are provided through the generous giving of businesses and individuals in each community we serve! We accept donations from the families we work for, but they are never obligated to pay for the materials. We also welcome donations from the contacts that refer families to us. Other funding for CCC comes from camper fees, private grants, foundations, and other donations.

Do I need to have permission from the client before referring them to CCC?

We leave that between you and your clients, however, we would prefer that you let them know that you will be speaking to CCC before making a referral. This helps us build our credibility and also protects families’ privacy. We do accept direct phone calls from clients, and will often work for self-referred folks. However, we prefer to know that a referral has come from a safe source.

Can I be guaranteed that a referral will be worked for?

Due to the volume of referrals we receive from many agencies, it is impossible for us to work for everyone referred to us. In the unfortunate case that we are unable to work for someone, we will notify both you and them. In most cases, these folks will become a priority for us for next summer. In some cases, we will not be able to work for a family if the project is beyond our capabilities.

Do you only work at residences?

Most of the time, yes, we work on residences. From time to time, we have also done repairs at a community center or a church. Our only request in such scenarios is that our volunteers will be able to have interaction with the people that these projects will benefit, all day long. We want our volunteers to not only have the opportunity to do the work, but have the chance to meet and form a relationship with the folks they are working for.

Downloadable Forms & Flyers

If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive brochures, please contact our CCC Referral Line at (980) 439-4514

Download flyers to help advertise our services!

Quick Forms:

CCC Referral Sheet

CCC General Info Sheet

CCC Flyer

Make An On-line Referral

  • Family Information

    Please remember work is never guaranteed. Projects are contingent on distance from our camp locations, budgeting allowances, and ability to complete the job requested.
  • We only serve the counties listed below.
  • Work Requested

    Please check all that apply. If more than one project is needed, please prioritize in the comments section below. We do not do plumbing, electrical work, roof repair or flooring.
  • Referral Contact Information

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