Posted on May 18, 2010 by shannan
We'd like to thank everyone who helped make this year's Repair Affair event a big success. More than 800 people came together and helped 100 low-income, elderly and disabled home owners with critical home repairs. From volunteers and sponsors to our staff, everyone pulled together and made a real difference in the lives of neighbors in need.
Posted on May 06, 2010 by shannan
We've said it before, and we'll say it again. We couldn't do the amazing things we are able to without our dedicated volunteers. With Repair Affair taking place this weekend, we thougth it would be fun to put together a little video sharing some of the photos we've collected over the years as well as some fun facts about PWC, and specifically about Repair Affair.
We hope you enjoy it, and who knows, you just my see yourself in a picture! Click on the image below to view the video.
Posted on May 05, 2010 by shannan
As many of you know, this year PWC is celebrating it's 35th anniversary and you're invited to join us! This summer we're launching the 35 Days of Summer, a 35-day campaign encouraging community members to volunteer their time to help neighbors in need. Starting Saturday, May 8 and running through Saturday, June 12, PWC wants to help connect you with low-income and elderly neighbors across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana who need assistance with simple home repairs.
The 35 Days of Summer event will officially kick off during Repair Affair this Saturday. Keeping its 35th anniversary year in mind, we want to continue the Repair Affair spirit throughout the summer.
“Repair Affair is an event that let’s us do a lot of good in one day, but in celebrating our 35th anniversary year, we wanted to extend that momentum,” said Jock Pitts, president of PWC. “There’s not a price you can put on the value of helping a less fortunate neighbor maintain their home. It’s something that not only improves their lives, but the lives of the entire community.”
In encouraging volunteerism throughout the summer, PWC has organized two days – Saturday, May 15 and Saturday, June 12 – in which volunteers can come together to help neighbors in need. Volunteers can come alone or organize a group to visit clients’ homes and help with simple home repairs and maintenance. PWC can also connect individuals and groups who cannot make one of those dates with opportunities to help.
“We want people to know that they can volunteer with us any time, any day,” said Kim Sullivan, PWC marketing communications manager. “The 35 Days of Summer campaign gives us a chance to remind people that we’re here, and we connect people who want to help with those who desperately need it.”
Groups and individuals who are interested in volunteer opportunities should contact Sara Bourgeois or Rachel Haffey at (513) 351-7921.