Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Make a Difference Day

Rural Action and ReUse Industries' Americorps VISTA volunteers and Rural Appalachian Housing Development (RAHD) are partnering to fix two homes in need of major repairs in Athens County on Saturday, October 22nd for national “Make a Difference Day."

The two very deserving families are counting on us to do repairs to their homes. The first house is the home to a family of 8, including 6 children, and is in need of electrical work and siding. The other is home to a disabled elderly woman whose house is not handicap accessible. There are many other safety hazards, such as a leaky roof and doors that are not properly secured to her trailer. In turn we must raise an estimated $2,000 for the supplies to help these two households. It is up to the VISTA volunteers, staff and community to make this feasible.

If you can help by donating money or supplies please contact Stephanie Craddock at

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