Annual Main Events
Repair Affair- May, 2017
Thank you for all those who participated in PWC’s 34th Annual Repair Affair 2016 event. The event was held on May 14, 2016 and included over 400 volunteers who assisted in repairs and modifications for 60 low-income seniors, disabled and veteran homeowners in the Tristate area!
What Is Repair Affair?
Repair Affair is PWC's annual spring volunteer event. Form a small group of volunteers with home repair skills and make a concrete difference in the lives of our low-income neighbors by:
· Installing handrails
· Repairing drywall
· Fixing leaky plumbing
· Repairing damaged walkways and steps
· Performing other home maintenance for our clients
Who should volunteer for repair affair?
PWC is looking for individuals and small groups with home repair skills who can provide their own tools, and who are comfortable taking ownership of a minor home repair project. Though PWC staff will assess all projects ahead of time and will be available for technical support leading up to and during the event, we are unable to staff each Repair Affair project with a PWC technician. The best way for us to stretch our limited funding for this event is to rely on our capable volunteer crews to make it happen!
How are clients selected for Repair Affair?
PWC selects projects from its existing waiting list that are appropriate for volunteer groups. All of PWC’s clients are eligible to receive services based on household income, which is verified.
How to get involved:
Recruit a group of friends with home repair skills, or organize a team from your company, school or faith-based community!
Register online OR contact Aaron Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 513-482-5120
Your group will be matched with a project that fits your skills and preferences. PWC will provide all materials, any necessary prep-work and handle debris disposal. We ask our volunteers to bring their own tools and commit to at least four hours of service.
What Impact will I have?
PWC’s clients are all low-income homeowners, most of whom are seniors living by themselves on a fixed income. Though PWC employs a full-time staff of technicians to make critical emergency repairs throughout the year, the need frequently outstrips available resources, and many minor repairs end up on our lengthy waiting list. By volunteering for Repair Affair, volunteers will help pick away at this list and improve the safety and quality of life of the clients they serve.
Buy a PWC Volunteer T-Shirt
T-shirts are available for purchase for $6.00. Though they are not required to participate, they are a great way to demonstrate your commitment to meeting the home repair needs of our elderly low-income & disabled neighbors. Interested in outfitting your volunteer group with PWC shirts? Click HERE for PWC's bulk t-shirt order form.