Raleigh Area Handyman Attaches Wheelchair Ramp for National Day of Service
As part of the National Day of Service, technicians from Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County will perform a full day of repair and maintenance jobs on Sept. 9, all without a collecting a single penny in labor costs.
Robin and Bruce Foster, owner of Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County, have partnered with the Caring Community Foundation (CCF) to attach a wheelchair ramp at the home of a Durham resident, battling lymphoma of the cerebellum. CCF is a charitable organization that provides financial support to cancer patients in need by providing assistance with rent, utilities, treatment or other expenses that become difficult to manage during cancer treatment.
Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County will bring three technicians to help with this specific project that comes two years after the patient’s family was denied a grant to have a wheelchair ramp installed at their home.
The project is an example of a national effort through Mr. Handyman, where technicians from Los Angeles to Washington D.C., have organized local repair projects that will all take place Sept. 9 for children’s hospitals, domestic violence shelters, homes of military veterans, and other groups in need across the country.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Caring Community Foundation as part of Mr. Handyman’s National Day of Service campaign,” said Robin Foster, owner of the Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County. “We are always looking for ways to give back to our community and we are excited to be a part of a national operation to help organizations in need.”
The National Day of Service and Remembrance was established in 2009 as a way to encourage Americans to participate in service and remembrance activities on the 9/11 anniversary. This year, more than 1 million Americans are expected to serve in their communities in honor of 9/11, according to United We Serve, a national organization that rallies behind the cause. The day is part of President Obama’s request to renew America through volunteerism.
This marks the third consecutive year Mr. Handyman has rallied around the cause, donating a combined 1,600 hours of labor to groups in need over the past two years. The franchise will use their skilled technicians’ time with the local charities and plans to build on this effort in 2011.
“Our brand is made up of local entrepreneurs who thrive in their communities and there’s no better time for our franchisees to give back than on this day,” said Todd Recknagel, President and CEO of Mr. Handyman. “During this time, it’s important to show the country what we’re capable of – a day when we give something of great value to those who need us most.”
Robin and Bruce Foster, owners of Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County, providing Handyman Services to Raleigh, NC. Phone: 919-424-3780. All Mr. Handyman franchises are Fully Insured – General Liability and Workers Compensation. Some services are subject to state and local licensing and may not be available in all locations. Click here to request service in your area.