Wed 26 Jul 2006
Just because Paul Hackett has retired from politics doesn’t mean that he’s retired from community service. His latest effort is to organize volunteers to help a family that’s hit on some hard luck. On August 5th Paul will be working with Vic Wulsin on a house in Seaman, Ohio.
This is from the email he sent me:
They have six children, the youngest born in June. The father is working as an iron worker, making $24/hour, but has had some injuries (torn rotator cuff and two pulled tendons) that has prevented him from putting in the hours he needs, and it is unclear if he is working at all at the moment, and if so, how much.
The mission is to assist the family by putting their trailer in habitable condition. This will take the form of sweat equity in doing the actual work, along with building materials. Also included in the mission are the food needs of the family, which are not being met on a consistent basis. This perhaps can be thought of as a local version of former President Carters Habitat for Humanity,but instead of building houses the mission will be to repair existing ones, with an emphasis on filling a need that the bureaucracy refuses to recognize: how someone who makes too much to qualify for assistance can need help so badly.
- 5 gal. roof cement to cover the entire roof.
- Two outside doors 32″ x 75″
- One storm door 32″ x 75″
- 10 Sheets drywall
- 24 2×4′s
- Three windows 33″x 56″
- Siding replacement: 5-10 pieces 8″ wide is 14′ x 75′
- Skirting is 2′ around the parameter.
- Channel gutter at top 178′
- Three ouside lights next to doors.
- Curtains for inside windows.
- Insulated curtain for patio door, opening 70″ X 80″
- Three rooms of carpet and padding, each room 14′x 14′
These can be dropped off at 9400 Given Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45243
On August 5th everyone will be meeting @ 9:30 AM at the Sunoco, 17106 State Route 247, Seaman, OH 45679. Make sure you bring any tools you might have. I’ve been told that they still need carpet, drywall, 4×4′s, materials for decking, and lighting fixtures.
For more information email email@example.com.
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