The Somervell County Christmas in Action committee is looking for a few names to consider for the 2009 Christmas in Action Day.

To qualify for the program, proposed candidates must meet certain requirements including; be a property owned by the occupant, the candidate must be elderly or have a economic need that is not addressed by another program within the community.

The Christmas in Action selection committee will contact the nominated homeowner to determine qualification assessment of need and evaluation of scope of any proposed project. Individuals or civic groups may make nominations; final selection will be made by the Christmas in Action selection committee.

Its a bit like Extreme Makeover, said Darrell Best. Well take homes in the area of people who own the home but are unable to take care of it. Last year we did two homes plus the Hannah House. This year were going to do five homes.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Jan. 15. Best said people who want to help may also qualify for a tax deduction if they donate supplies, services or money.

Christmas in Action is a 501 (3) c non-profit volunteer organization that repair homes for the elderly, disabled, and low income homeowners across the nation and got its roots in 1972 in Midland. Since the beginning, Christmas in Action has repaired more than 8,000 homes.

The Somervell County Christmas In Action organization inaugural event was held in April, where more than 200 local volunteers repaired, painted and landscaped three local homes.

Homeowners incur no expense for the improvements. Local business, civic organizations, individuals, and churches sponsor repairs through donations of funds, volunteers, or skilled services. Services performed include home repair, painting, maintenance, landscaping and other necessary requirements that the homeowner is not able to perform.

Christmas in Action does not work on rental property or manufactured housing.

Fr more information, contact Hank Jones at Century 21 (254) 897-7005 or Darrell Best at (214) 517-7789.

The Christmas in Action Day will be held March 28, 2009.

Submit nominations to:

Christmas in Action Somervell County

P.O. Box 426

Glen Rose, TX 76043

Charitable contributions of goods, services and financial may be made to Christmas in Action may be made at the above address.