Posted on April 30, 2010 by shannan
We are excited to share that more than 800 volunteers have signed up to help homeowners in need through out 28th Annual Repair Affair event, sponsored by the City of Cincinnati and Home Depot. On Saturday, May 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., PWC staff members and skilled volunteers will come together to help provide critical home repairs and modifications to nearly 100 low-income, elderly and disabled neighbors throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
This year marks the first time that residents in Indiana will be on the list for home improvements during Repair Affair. “Our expansion of Repair Affair into Indiana means we’ll be able to help even more neighbors whose homes are in need of repair,” said Jock Pitts, president of PWC. “We see this as proof that we’re doing things right at PWC, and Repair Affair is an event that let’s us do a lot of good for a lot of people and communities in just one day.”
Repair Affair tackles high-impact repair projects that are completed on a regular basis by PWC staff and volunteers but require the help of a large team to complete in one day. More skilled volunteers will help complete extensive repairs like gutter replacement, drywall, roofing, and installation of accessibility ramps, handrails and grab bars. Other volunteers will be completing simple tasks like yard work, washing windows and cleaning gutters.
Teams will be composed of individuals, families, businesses and community groups, including a group designated for young professionals.
Following the event, PWC invites volunteers to join other Repair Affair participants for a grill-out, complete with food, drinks, a PWC talent show and plenty of additional fun activities. The post-event will celebrate the day’s work and PWC’s kick-off into its 35th anniversary year.
PWC is still in need of volunteers exemplifying skills in the areas of carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electrical and drywall. Volunteers may register online at www.pwchomerepairs.org. 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 or Rachel Haffey at (513) 351-7921.
Posted on April 09, 2010 by shannan
It's hard to believe it's that time of year again, but Repair Affair is just a few weeks away!
We are currently looking for skilled volunteers to join us on Saturday, May 8. From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. That day PWC staff members and volunteers will help provide critical home repairs and modifications for 100 low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and southern Indiana.
Volunteers will help complete extensive repairs like gutter replacement, drywall, roofing, and installation of accessibility ramps, handrails and grab bars.
“Repair Affair is all about neighbors helping neighbors and helping preserve our communities,” said Jock Pitts, president of People Working Cooperatively. “It’s a great opportunity to come together as a community and help some of our most vulnerable neighbors with much-needed home repairs.”
Repair Affair teams will be composed of individuals, families, businesses and community groups. Following the event, volunteers will enjoy a grill-out, complete with food, drinks, a PWC talent show and plenty of additional fun activities. There is an optional $10 donation for individuals, or $20 per family, to cover the costs of participant T-shirts and event registration.
Registration deadline for volunteers is April 31, 2010. Registration is available online at www.pwchomerepairs.org or you can give Sara Bourgeois or Rachel Haffey a call at (513) 351-7921.
Posted on April 02, 2010 by shannan
Repair Affair is right around the corner, and we're looking for young professionals who want to team up and join a home repair crew! Join us Saturday May 8 at locations throughout greater Cincinnati, northern Kentucky and southern Indiana as we help our elderly and disabled neighbors with home repairs.
You'll be helping with everything from simple maintenance to ramp building, and you can work with your own crew of friends and co-workers or we will find a group for you! For more information or to sign up please visit www.pwchomerepairs.com/repair affair
or you can call Sara or Rachel at (513)351-7921 for more information! Repair Affair is sponsored by the City of Cincinnati, The Home Depot and other community organizations. For a complete list of sponsors or to volunteer, visit www.PWChomerepairs.org
Posted on April 02, 2010 by shannan
PWC's Oscar Night America 2010, Humana's "It Came From Hollywood", raised $130,000 for the Modifications for Mobility Program! The event featured WCPO's Steve Raleigh and Hagit Limor, screaming fans, silent auction and the Academy Awards Live on our giant screens. A paddle raiser for our client Clayton resulted in $23,000 alone!
Thanks to all of our sponsors, patrons, donors and volunteers for making this a very special evening for a very worthy cause.
For photos of the event, please visit People Working Cooperatively's Facebook page