Contributed by Project Mend-A-House
November 1, 2013(MANASSAS,VA) – Project Mend-A-House (PMAH) continues to serves the residents of Prince William County, the City of Manassas and Manassas Park. We have been very busy during the month, our volunteers performed a variety of home repairs and home safety modifications to homes for our local low income senior citizens, handicapped persons and our veterans. Kristen Hull, the PMAH Executive Director, stated “We want to express our thanks and appreciation all of the volunteers who freely give their time to help our neighbors. Without their knowledge, support and assistance we could not help so many residents.“
Coming up in November we have our Fall Risk Assessment on November 13, 2103 at the Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 15695 Blackburn Road in Woodbridge, VA 22191. Pre-registration is required. We are looking for seniors to come be participants as well as a host of volunteers to help make this event possible. Please contact Melody Cherry at 703-792-6402.
Our service to our help our elderly neighbors in the community grows daily. We continue to install grab rails in showers and tubs for home safety needs for our elderly. We installed new smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide alarms. We have installed additional lighting fixtures in some homes for improved vision and visibility. We added a second handrail on steps. We replaced a broken tile floor with a new laminated flooring, replaced a broken toilet, repaired doors and windows and we replaced an inoperable stove. We cleared a dryer vent that was completely clogged with many years of build up that was a potential fire hazard. Our Specialized Equipment Loan Closet program provided a wheel chair, an electric mobile chair, a shower chair and a bath transfer bench to our residents in need.
We are working with some of our partners to do some things that are projects beyond our volunteers scopes. We are very grateful to have companies that are willing to donate their time and materials with us on these larger projects. At one home there are broken pipes between the house and the street that are causing the waste to back up in their home. Another home needs a new HVAC unit installed.
PMAH welcomes tax-deductible donations to help this nonprofit continue to serve low-income residents in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park. Donations directly benefit those whom Project Mend-A-House serves. In addition, “We are always looking for more volunteers to help us with our mission,” said Kevin Tamai, PMAH Community Connections Coordinator. To volunteer, make a donation, sponsor a project or just learn more about PMAH, visit www.pmahweb.org. You can also call the PMAH office at 703-792-7663, Monday-Friday 8-2pm.
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