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People Working Cooperatively seeks skilled volunteers for 34th annual Repair Affair

People Working Cooperatively will host its 34th annual Repair Affair on May 14


People Working Cooperatively needs the help of skilled volunteers to ensure success at its 34th annual Repair Affair May 14.
 
Repair Affair assists homeowners — elderly and low-income populations in addition to individuals with disabilities — with needed improvements or modifications so they can safely inhabit their living quarters.
 
“Repair Affair is a terrific opportunity to make a big impact in our community each spring,” says Aaron Grant, PWC’s Volunteer Program Manager. “And this year we hope to make necessary home repairs for 50 of our low-income neighbors during this event.”
 
Projects consist of everything from fixing leaks and repairing things like drywall or steps to installing handrails. Volunteers who can bring their own tools and who have experience with plumbing, roofing, carpentry or electrical knowledge are encouraged to donate their time.
 
More than 400 individuals, families, corporations and community groups joined together last year to improve the livelihood of 60 homeowners and their families, and PWC aims to do its part yet again. But the nonprofit can’t do it alone.
 
“In order to reach our goal, we need the community’s help,” Grant says. “If you are skilled and able, please consider donating your time to this important cause.”

Do Good: 

Register to help out at Saturday's Repair Affair. Projects begin at 8:30 a.m., culminating about four hours later with a volunteer luncheon to celebrate. 

• Spread the word. Gather a team together, and you'll be matched with a fitting project. 

• Even if you aren't available May 14, your help is still needed and always appreciated. Contact Aaron Grant, and sign up to work on a different day. 
 

Read more articles by Brittany York.

Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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