Posted on September 24, 2009 by shannan
A big thank you to the Cincinnati Business Courier and to the Cincinnati Enquirer for their coverage of People Working Cooperatively over the last week.
1) If you missed it, last Friday's Business Courier included an article on PWC and our expansion into Indiana. You can read the article here - "Cincinnati's People Working Cooperatively will expand into Indiana with grant funds"
2) Today when you pick up the Cincinnati Enquirer you'll find a touching article by reporter Cliff Radel on our client Jim Walls. Jim needed help getting his back yard and garage cleaned up and PWC volunteers were able to lend a hand. You can read the article here - "Hissing possum adds spark to cleanup."
Posted on September 14, 2009 by shannan
It's one of the largest volunteer events in the region... and it's coming to your neighborhood!
People Working Cooperatively's 22nd Annual Prepare Affair, presented by Lowe's, is Saturday, November 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It's the Tri-state's largest single-day community volunteer event, which helps prepare homes in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and portions of Indiana for the long winter months ahead.
Last year, even a rainy day couldn't keep away the more than 3,000 individuals who raked leaves and cleaned gutters for their most fragile neighbors. The hardy volunteers helped more than 1,000 elderly homeowners clear their home repair checklists before the start of winter.
Prepare Affair is an extension of what PWC's dedicated group of employees and volunteers do on a daily basis to help their clients live safely in their homes. Following the day's work, Prepare Affair volunteers are invited to PWC to enjoy a Chili Fest, provided by US Foods and Kroger, and free chair massages, courtesy of Massage Envy.
Other 2009 Prepare Affair sponsors include the City of Cincinnati, Duke Energy, Hubert, Toyota, Church of the Redeemer, AT&T TelecomPioneers, Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, Scripps Howard Foundation and Viox Services. To register as a volunteer for this year's event, visit the Events page at www.pwchomerepairs.org/prepareaffair and sign up before the Oct. 26 deadline.
Posted on September 04, 2009 by shannan
We are excited to officially welcome three additions to our Board of Directors - Johnna Reeder of Duke Energy, India Davis of Spirit of America National Bank, and Mary Christensen of Christensen Christensen Donchatz Kettlewell & Owens, LLP.
Reeder, of Covington, KY, was recently honored as Northern Kentucky's 2008 Outstanding Woman Emerging Leader. She currently serves as the Regional Communications and Public Affairs Official for Duke Energy in Ohio and Kentucky and was previously employed at Fortune 500 companies like Citigroup and The Kroger Company. She is active in several community and service organizations, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Legacy, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and the United Way's Young Leaders Society.
Davis, of Cincinnati, has more than 20 years of management, sales and training experience. Her current role as Community Reinvestment Act officer for Spirit of America National Bank lends her the opportunity to ensure the Bank's involvement and dedication to programs that positively affect the lives of low- and moderate-income individuals and families in the local community. Davis's involvement in The Over the Rhine Community Housing Board of Directors allows her to be active in community focused associations such as the Tri-State Habitat for Humanity, Clermont Community Bankers and Greater Cincinnati Urban League.
Christensen held positions in the U.S. House of Representatives before picking up a "second" career in law, which she practiced for several years as a partner at Bricker & Eckler LLP. There, she practiced in the areas of public utility business and regulation and computer and Internet law, actually pioneering the cyberlaw practice at Bricker & Eckler in 1995. She is currently a partner at Christensen of Christensen Christensen Donchatz Kettlewell & Owens. She has served the community in varying capacities over the years, including contributions to the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden, the Columbus Chamber Music Society and the National Wildlife Federation-Ohio climate change project.
We hope you'll join us in thanking them for their time and dedication to PWC!
Posted on September 01, 2009 by shannan
PWC's Modifications for Mobility is a critical program, targeting complicated home modification projects that are typically too expensive for its low-income, disabled clients. Modifications made under this program assist some of our most vulnerable clients, improving their daily mobility and independence.
If you picked up the Clermont Community Press paper last week you may have seen the article on 87 year old Ruth Baker. Ms. Baker contacted PWC 4 years ago for help. At that time Ms. Baker struggled to get out of her home. She suffered from lung disease, and had to be on oxygen at all times. In addition to her lung disease, Ms Baker had had two knee replacements which made it extremely hard for her to move about and almost impossible for her to get up and down her front steps.
PWC helped Ms. Baker by installing a lift. This gave her freedom and enabled her to leave her house easily and on her own.
You can read more about Ms. Baker, here.