The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundations’s “Hands On Athens” program, now in its thirteenth year, will work on a dozen homes this April 5th, 6th and 7th. As in previous years, Hands On Athens provides free maintenance, repairs and landscaping improvements for low-income homeowners in the historic Hancock Corridor, East Athens and Newtown neighborhoods. The program is now looking for volunteers, of all skill levels, interested in working one or more half-day shifts during the project weekend.
While most of HOA’s work is
completed by several hundred unskilled and
semi-skilled volunteers, HOA also depends on the
community spirit of several outstanding
contractors, builders and landscape professionals
who donate their services and coordinate efforts
at the various houses during work weekends. Work
to be undertaken this Spring includes porch
repair; roof repair and replacement; siding
repair; door and window repair and replacement;
handicapped ramp repair and installation; exterior
painting; and landscaping. Interior work is less
common but has been carried out at several homes
in recent years and will be a small component of
this Spring’s HOA weekend.
Last October HOA had its first fall work weekend, during which eight volunteers painted an entire house in two days. And more growth is in-store for FY 2013, when we expand the fall work weekend and utilize data from a historic property inventory (currently underway in our target neighborhoods) to prioritize future work and reach out to even more needy Athens-Clarke homeowners in these historic areas.
Anyone interested in
volunteering during one or more work shifts of the
April 5th through 7th project weekend should
Hands On Athens – Serve to
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