Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, People Working Cooperatively
recently completed its 33rd annual Repair Affair
by fixing 40 homes for individuals who were unable to either afford or complete the repairs themselves.
Roofing, carpentry, electrical work and plumbing comprised the skill sets of more than 300 volunteers who came together to make this year’s outing a success. Porches were rebuilt, doorbells fixed and ramps installed — projects ranging widely in size and scope — in order to make more livable, safer homes for elderly individuals, individuals with disabilities and individuals struggling to make ends meet.
According to Kim Sullivan, PWC’s marketing and communications manager, the repairs offered were “life-saving.”
“From ramps to handrails to replaced porches, they (volunteers) kept our clients safe and independent in their homes,” Sullivan says.
Repair Affair, presented by the city of Cincinnati and The Home Depot
, is just one of the many initiatives offered by PWC and its volunteer base, which works year-round to repair homes, to conserve energy through weatherization and to modify aspects within the home's interior and exterior to allow for increased mobility.
“We always need donations to support these services,” Sullivan says. “We need volunteers year-round.”
• Support the work of People Working Cooperatively by donating
• If you're interested in volunteering with PWC, contact Aaron Grant at 513-351-7921.
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