Volunteers clean up the exterior of our Angel House shelter in Hyannis.
In late July, this year’s Big Fix kicked off with a crew from Graham LLC conducting extensive yard work at a home owned by a senior in Orleans.
The event, which mobilizes volunteers to donate their time, efforts, and talents to make small home repairs for our neighbors in need, concluded on a sunny Saturday in the beginning of October with over 40 people spending a few hours making improvements to our Angel House shelter in Hyannis, and Village at Cataumet shelter in Bourne.
Several businesses, including Cape Cod 5, Mid-Cape Home Centers, Ira Toyota of Hyannis, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, and Cape Cod and Islands Association of REALTORS (CCIAOR), fielded teams to help on the day of service.
“I think it’s absolutely incredible and 100 percent necessary,” said Mid-Cape Home Centers Senior Marketing and Events Specialist Fallon Rice, who volunteered her time at Angel House. “It’s a really crucial time for us on the Cape. In particular, we know the housing crisis is apparent all over the United States, but especially on Cape Cod it’s been a problem for many years and it’s only getting worse.”
It’s why Kim Olson, a loan officer at The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, was so eager to participate in the Big Fix. “I think it’s great to be able to give back to the community and help people who need a little bit of assistance,” she said. “It’s a great experience and very rewarding.”
Along with the work at the two shelters, four homes in Orleans, including the one that Graham LLC worked on, received some much-needed upgrades thanks to the care and compassion of our dedicated volunteers.
Cathy Kert Interiors
Cove Road Real Estate
Desmond Well Drilling
Northeast Planning Associates
Philbrook Construction Services Group
Pina Container Services
Pine Harbor Wood Products
R J Franey Mechanical Services
Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group
The Valle Group
Benz Financial Services
Cape Cod Insulation, Inc.
John C. Ricotta & Associates, Inc.
Hubbard Paint & Wallpaper
Law Offices of Bruce A. Bierhans
Rogers & Marney Builders
Steve & Sue’s Par-Tee Freeze
Goff Brothers Construction Company
Graham LLC Construction
Mid-Cape Home Centers
Moss Home Minders