Annual Repair Affair helps low-income neighbors in need

People Working Cooperatively
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Published: Jun. 10, 2023 at 8:21 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that provides home repair services for low-income homeowners hosted its annual Repair Affair Saturday.

People Working Cooperatively‘s 41st annual Repair Affair provided essential home maintenance services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities in our community.

Volunteers and staff completed projects at households across the city.

“So there’s 50 [projects] happening right now today in and around Greater Cincinnati with 500 volunteers making it all happen,” Jock Pitts, President of People Working Cooperatively, said.

Nathan Arnold of Hixson Architecture/Engineering/Interiors was one of the volunteers on hand to help with projects.

“We’re architects or engineers; we get to do a lot of work sitting behind desks and computers, putting things on paper. We get out here with our hands and put something together,” said Arnold. “This is meaningful and even more so meaningful to people that that really appreciate and deserve the work that we’re able to do.

According to PWC’s website, these are some of the home repair projects that clients have received from past Annual Fairs:

  • Installing handrails
  • Repairing drywall
  • Fixing leaky plumbing
  • Repairing damaged walkways and steps
  • Performing other home maintenance for our clients

“It’s about helping each other make sure our neighborhoods stronger makes us closer as a community,” Pitts explained. “It’s just what you kind of were raised to do - it’s the right thing, and that’s what People Working Cooperatively are supporting today.”

For more information about People Working Cooperatively, visit their website.

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