Making a house a home for someone in need.

The Chula Vista Firefighters Foundation is a participant in this annual event sponsored by CAST (Citizens Adversity Support Team), which gives the gift of home improvement to community homeowners with limited income, advanced age, or physical challenges. The most common needs are interior and exterior painting, replacement of carpet, tile, pipes and bathroom fixtures, and yard work including tree limbing and removal, laying sod, and planting flowers. New water heaters, smoke detectors, and refrigerators may also be installed.

All repairs are completed at no cost to the homeowner.

Every October

You can help!

Monetary donations are welcome and tax deductible. Contact Emerald Randolph at (619) 669-0538 or email

Homeowners submit applications to the CAST Christmas in October (CIO) Committee, who selects the homes to be improved.  The Chula Vista Firefighters Foundation receives homeowner information and a list of suggested/requested home repairs. Firefighter Paramedic Clint Schepe serves as the House Captain and liaison to the CAST CIO Committee.