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Annual Main Events
Repair Affair- Saturday, May 9
Help us repair 40 homes to celebrate 40 years of PWC's service to the Tri-State. Repair Affair 2015 will take place Saturday, May 9! Please join us for a memorable volunteer experience where you will make an immediate difference for a low income elderly or disabled neighbor who needs help!
What Is Repair Affair?
Repair Affair is PWC's annual spring volunteer event, providing home repairs and modifications that enable low-income, elderly and disabled residents to remain safely in their homes. Individuals, businesses and community groups can volunteer for a day (in some cases, more than one day) to help a client with various home repair needs, ranging from the simple - fixing handrails and installing grab bars; to the more extensive - home modifications for the disabled, ramps, drywall, etc.
Repair Affair was developed by People Working Cooperatively in 1983 as an outreach program to help very low-income elderly and disabled homeowners with the home repairs they need to keep their homes safe and habitable. 32 years later, PWC is still providing volunteers together to make an impact on the quality of life of our most vulnerable neighbors.
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! If you’re not sure about your repair skills or those of your group, please contact Aaron Grant at 513-351-7921 to discuss your options.
What kinds of repairs are performed during Repair Affair?
Repairs range in complexity from one home to the next, but may include the following:
- Plumbing: vanities, faucets, laundry tubs, drain traps, toilet guts, hose spigots
- Carpentry: ramps, handrails, grab bars, porch & step repair, gutter repair, drywal, concrete
- Safety Repairs: smoke detectors, door locks, windows
- Electrical: light fixtures, switches, outlets
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 do I register as a volunteer for Repair Affair?
Call Aaron at 513-351-7921 to sign up a team. Each individual needs to register online (see link "Register for Repair Affair 2014"). The deadline to sign up a team is April 24. Individuals that are part of a team can continue to register until the day of. If you have missed the April 24 deadline, please contact Aaron to discuss an alternate work day.
Recruiting a Team for Repair Affair? Below is a printable PDF of Repair Affair info!
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.