Sunday, July 4, 2010

Chore Expands!

Thanks to donations from private funders, our Chore Service now has three crews on the road every workday, performing home repairs that keep the elderly and people with disabilities safe in their homes.

Chore volunteers perform those kind of minor household repairs that clients can neither perform themselves nor, often, find anyone else to do for them. Repairs are provided without charge except for parts necessary to complete the repair. For details on what repairs Chore can and cannot do visit the Chore website.

Fund were provided by TD Bank, a private family foundation, and contributions from clients and Volunteer Center donors. Having three vans on the road allows Chore to help more people and to cut the wait time for service, which previously had been as long as 3-4 weeks!

Each year, Chore serves more than 2,000 clients, completes over 4,000 repairs, and logs in over 10,000 hours of volunteer service. Most of our clients are of very low income, and many are widows living alone.

In addition to helping so many people in need, Chore provides a meaningful way for volunteers who are "handy" to share their skills while helping their neighbors. To schedule a repair, to volunteer or to contribute to Chore, call (201) 489-7790.

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