BOZEMAN, Mont. -

A group of folks in Bozeman spent their day working on home repairs, but it's not their homes they were working on. It's part of an annual event called the Fix-Up Festival.

Bozeman resident Gaby Holt looks on as volunteers make much needed repairs to her home. Her roof was leaking, the siding was rotting off, she had plumbing problems and cracks in her bathtub,

"I've just been terrified about falling through the bottom of my tub sometimes," says Holt.

But Holt is disabled. With no source of income and no money for repairs, she tells us she was beginning to lose hope. That is, until she got a call from folks with the Fix-Up Festival.

"He said, you've been picked and I was, 'wow, thank you so much because things were looking really hopeless at that time and I told Tim this is like a light at the end of the tunnel for me," explains Holt.

Now, Holt says she feels like a contestant on a home makeover show.

"I'm just so happy and so thankful to everybody, the Rotary Club, all the volunteers, everyone for helping me in a time of real need," Holt says.

The Sunrise Rotary Club nicknamed the Fix-Up Festival "Neighbors Helping Neighbors". This year, 12 different Bozeman companies adopted 12 homes to make roughly a days worth of repairs. They set aside about $2,300 for materials for each home with a number of supplies donated from businesses around town.

"Our club is always looking for hands-on projects to do and this gave us that opportunity to actually help individuals in our community," explains Fix-Up Festival Co-Founder Cathy Fisher.

Fisher says the event is designed for low-income, elderly or disabled folks who need repairs to their home, with an emphasis on safety and energy-efficiency.

She tells us the festival is in its fourth year now, because of the gratitude they get from the homeowners and the community support. Support from folks like Gayle Hokanson. Her accounting firm has adopted a home the last several years and says it's a good way to serve her community.

"I think we try to do the job as if it was our own house and put our best that we can into the project," Hokanson says.

She explains the project is rewarding for everyone involved. It's something Holt knows first hand.

"I think it's really important that people know that there is help available out there for them and there are people that care and will come and help them," says Holt.

Folks with the Fix-Up Festival tell us sponsorship from Bozeman businesses helps them keep the Fix-Up Festival going every year, with donations of food to paint to water heaters and even roofing. Those who want help from the Fix-Up Festival apply for the event.