Some deserving Cape Cod homeowners will get much-needed home repairs when an army of volunteers descends on Harwich later this month. "The Big Fix" works with the Housing Assistance Corporation of Cape Cod to identify needy homeowners having trouble maintaining their properties, according to Anne Van Vleck, Corporate Development Officer. "It's seniors, military veterans and the disabled who need the help most" says Van Vleck. Van Vleck says interested homeowners go through an application process to determine income eligibility and need. "The homeowners are tremendously moved and grateful for the help they get during The Big Fix".
In prior years, The Big Fix has helped dozens of homeowners in Barnstable, Dennis, Sandwich, Mashpee, Yarmouth, Bourne, Brewster and Falmouth. As many as 275 citizens roll up their sleeves and join teams, depending on their skills. Painting, landscaping, minor carpentry, plumbing and electrical work are among the tasks performed at the homes.
I will join some of my fellow Cape Cod Realtors helping homeowners in Harwich Saturday, September 22. We'll assemble at Monomoy High School and be assigned a team and a property. Corporate Sponsors will provide food and the necessary tools. They also donate funds to the Housing Assistance Corporation for its core mission of helping Cape Codders with housing education and assistance.
To learn more about the Housing Assistance Corporation of Cape Cod, click here. To register as a volunteer for The Big Fix, or to make a donation, go here, and to see a before and after of last year's Big Fix effort in Falmouth, enjoy the video below.