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Volunteers fix up homes in Colerain Township

Posted at 7:00 PM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 23:17:23-04

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The fourth annual Give Back Day in Colerain Township brought together a record number of people working cooperatively and volunteers to help those in need.

Over 140 volunteers scattered the neighborhoods of Colerain Township to do free home repairs.

Laying down concrete, repairing handrails, trip hazards, even painting -- it's not always easy for these neighbors to ask for help.

“They lay awake at night and they lay awake worried about their roof leaking, and it takes a toll on their overall health,” assistant fire chief Will Mueller said.

Jeff Weckbach, assistant administrator for Colerain Township, said the pandemic didn’t get in the way of volunteers.

“The last six or so months a lot of things have been canceled -- this is the one thing that we were able to make happen."

PWC Volunteer Program Manager Aaron Grant said they had a record turnout.

“It’s overwhelming and in a great way. The fact that even, when people come out and serve, they do it not because it’s easy but because it’s difficult.”

Mueller said it’s about more than just giving back.

“Think about the impact that they’re going to have not just today but in the months and years to come.”