Great things happen when over 200 people come together to help their neighbors in need. It has happened every fall for five years as part of HAC’s annual Big Fix.
And it will happen once more on Saturday, October 24 when HAC and its army of volunteers descend upon Bourne to assist complete strangers by making minor home repairs that have become difficult for them to undertake.
“We’re certainly excited about it,” said Bourne Town Administrator Thomas Guerino. “The energy the Big Fix brings with volunteers helping folks who may fall through the cracks by bringing their housing to a livable situation is tremendous.”
The Big Fix is targeted at helping senior citizens, veterans and disabled residents, understanding that small home improvements can make a world of difference in the quality of their lives.
The day of service also can have a profound impact on those doing the actual work. “Volunteers come out for a half a day and when they’re done, they’ve made a real difference for a homeowner in need,” said HAC’s volunteer coordinator Mary Everett-Patriquin. “Volunteers often say they’re grateful for an opportunity to give back because they remember a difficult time in their past when someone – sometimes a complete stranger – reached out to help them through it.”
Want to volunteer? Click this link or contact Mary Everett-Patriquin at volunteer@HAConCapeCod.org or 508-771-5400, ext. 279 for more info! The deadline to submit an application is Friday, October 16.