Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Volunteers still needed for PWC's Repair Affair

Only four days remain to register for Repair Affair, People Working Cooperatively's (PWC) annual spring volunteer event, to be held on May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PWC is seeking skilled volunteers to provide critical home repairs for 100 low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners in the Greater Cincinnati, including, for the first time, residents of southeast Indiana.

More than 800 volunteers will perform jobs ranging from the construction of wheelchair ramps and hand rails, roofing, gutter replacement and drywall to simpler tasks like yard work and gutter cleaning. Skilled crew leaders and PWC staff will be at each work site.

According to PWC, its typical client earns less than $13,000 a year and is facing hardship due to illness, job loss, death of a spouse, or other life changing events. PWC's work allows them to remain in their homes by keeping home maintenance issues from spiraling out of control.

A grill-out and talent show celebrating PWC's 35th anniversary will follow.

Register online or by calling Sara Bourgeois or Rachel Haffey at (513) 351-7921.

A suggested donation of $10 per individual or $20 per family will help cover the costs of participant T-shirts and event administration.

Presenting sponsors for this year's event are the City of Cincinnati and Home Depot. Prus Construction is serving as the supporting sponsor.

Previous reading on BC:
Repair Affair to aid 70 homeowners this Saturday (5/9/08)