|Volunteers work on a home during last year’s Big Fix in Falmouth. This year’s Big Fix is coming to Harwich on Saturday, September 22.|
A total of 15 Harwich homeowners will benefit from the generosity of HAC volunteers as part of this year’s Big Fix on Saturday, September 22.
“Each one of them are special in their own way,” said HAC Project Coordinator Romy Maimon. “Volunteers will be assisting a great group of people this year.”
Along with HAC Maintenance Supervisor Keith Trott, Maimon has visited each of the homes for recipients of the Harwich Big Fix. “From everybody, I heard the word ‘overwhelmed’ and ‘grateful,’” Maimon said.
Those feelings will be on full display next month when more than 200 volunteers come out to make small repairs for those homeowners, who are either veterans, seniors, or disabled.
“It is a wonderful way to make a difference for people who don’t have the physical or financial capability to do these jobs themselves,” said HAC Volunteer Coordinator Mary Everett-Patriquin.
HAC is currently seeking hands-on volunteers who will spend roughly four hours on September 22 doing a range of work that will include raking, weeding, hauling brush, trimming trees, interior and exterior painting as well as light carpentry.
“In general volunteers don’t need to have special skills. They just need to be able to perform tasks of moderate intensity,” Everett-Patriquin said. “If people have some basic home repair skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing or other trades that is certainly a plus.”
Along with serving as a hands-on volunteer, residents can sign up as a Big Fix Fundraiser to help raise funds for HAC that will help the agency conduct this type of work on a year-round basis instead of annually.
To register as a Big Fix volunteer or fundraiser, click this link. The deadline to sign up as a volunteer is Saturday, September 1.