This Saturday is the big day for Rebuilding Together in Howard County. This program, formerly known as Christmas in April, provides repairs and renovations to low income households every April for one day. This Saturday 850 volunteers will participate in work on 22 homes and 2 non-profits (Humanim and Athelas Institute). The work is targeted to the elderly and the disabled. Now in its 19th year the local effort has benefited hundreds of county residents. Wheelchair ramps, grab bars and other home modifications are their specialties.
Groups from all over the county participate in the effort. Volunteers are always welcome and especially those with trade skills such as plumbing, carpentry and electrical experience. Kendall’s Hardware in Clarksville and the Home Depot are partners with supplies for the projects. The projects this year are set but if you would like to volunteer in the future or belong to a group that is looking for an activity consider contacting them after this weekends work. You can always make a cash donation on their website.
Volunteers are still needed for the May 14th Columbia Bikeabout. Contact Jeanette Lichtenwhalner at 410-715-6781