Who We Are
At Helping the Elderly, we believe everyone should have the ability to live in a safe and functioning home. We understand that the elderly population is a proud one and asking for help is hard. We provide that hand up to those in need of home repairs and cannot afford the cost of labor or materials need. We’re here to help!
Helping the Elderly was started by David Pace, who owns and operates Straight Nails Construction. Through the Holy Spirit, David was led to start a ministry that helps those in need (primarily the elderly population) that cannot afford to make repairs due to lack of funds, or unexpected circumstances.
Helping the Elderly was incorporated on March 13, 2013, but the dream (vision) began in 2011. Through patience, Godly guidance, much prayer and support, HTE is now a 501(c)3 ministry. David entered full time guidance of the ministry in April of 2020.
The IRS application was accepted and approved in November 2013. HTE achieved 501(c)3 status, which makes all donations tax deductible under section 170 of the Code.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
To provide assistance with home improvements or repairs to elderly individuals' homes who may not be able to complete or pay for these tasks on their own, using qualified workers and support from local churches and the community in which we serve.
To continue to grow becoming a corporation that has funding that allows us to be recognized by God and the community as a leader in elderly and homeless assistance, doing so by working with honesty and integrity in all that we do.
Founder, President and CEO
David Pace was born in a suburb outside of Detroit, MI and moved to Phoenix, AZ. with his mother at a young age. He attended Southwestern College in Phoenix, where he received a degree in business management. David now operates Helping the Elderly full time, but owned and operated his construction business, Straight Nails Construction, for over 10 years. SNC is a licensed and fully insured company helping homeowners with their improvement and repair needs. For two decades, David was a regional manager for a retail operations.
David operates Helping the Elderly, Inc., from his home in Cumming, GA., where he resides with his wife and family. David was led by the Holy Spirit to start a ministry to assist those in need, focusing on Elderly with limited or no income, with repairs or adjustments to their home. He currently holds positions of C.E.O., President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the corporation.
David is active in his community; presently he is a member of First Baptist Woodstock’s disaster relief team, assisting those affected by disasters, specializing in chain saw work. He is also an active volunteer with Samaritans Purse, a Franklin Graham ministry, and has traveled to Northern Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama to assist with tornado damage relief. Most recently he visited Foley, AL in Sept 2020 to assist with hurricane damage.
"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
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David has received his Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) certification (#1268404). Click here to see the accreditation on the National Association of Home Builders website.
As of August 2021, David has received his Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) certification. (#C00821)
Bruce Barden was born and raised in Central Georgia in a small rural town. He attended Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduating from college in 1996 he got a job with Lucent Technologies where he worked in International Wireless Engineering. Bruce remained with the company through various restructuring and mergers and is now employed with Goodman Networks which handles Alcatel-Lucent's domestic Engineering services. He is a Senior Engineer working in the Wireless Engineering department providing equipment configurations for Verizon Wireless and others. In 2001, Bruce received his MBA from Brenau University.
He lives in Cumming, GA. with his wife and 3 children. He loves attending lunch at school as well as other school functions, playing softball, coaching his children in softball and baseball, and spending time with his family.
"Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God."