More than 800 volunteers step up for Saturday's Repair Affair
Low-income, senior, disabled residents aided
6:06 PM, May 13, 2011
6:26 PM, May 13, 2011
CINCINNATI - More than 800 volunteers are expected to be hard at work Saturday at People Working Cooperatively's 29th Annual Repair Affair which provides home repairs and modifications to some 100 low-income, senior citizen and disabled residents of the Tri-State.
"Repair Affair is an event that lets us do a lot of good for a lot of people and communities in just one day," Jock Pitts, president of People Working Cooperatively, said in news release about the event, sponsored by Home Depot and the City of Cincinnati. The Repair Affair runs from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14.
The group's staff and volunteers will work together to tackle high-impact repair projects that range from simple tasks like yard work, washing windows and cleaning gutters to more extensive projects like gutter replacement, drywall, roofing, and installation of accessibility ramps, handrails and grab bars which rely on volunteers with specific skills.
Teams will be composed of individuals, families, businesses and community groups, including a group designated for young professionals.
The effort by People Working Cooperatively, which is located at 4612 Paddock Road in Cincinnati, is still in need of volunteers with skills in the areas of carpentry, plumbing, roofing, or electrical work.
Work is largely planned for Saturday, May 14 although additional volunteers are always welcome. Work will continue on Saturday, May 21 so groups are urged to register online at www.pwchomerepairs.org for the day's activities.
There is an optional $10 donation for individuals, or $20 per family, to cover the costs of participant T-shirts and event registration.
For more information, contact Sara Bourgeois at (513) 351-7921.