CHR Before and After Stories

Habitat for Humanity MWGW’s Critical Home Repair program provides significant exterior repairs or modifications in an effort to keep families in their home. Like our Home Build projects, these repairs are a hand up – not a hand out. Qualifying families pay for their repairs based on their income as well as putting in 20 – 30 hours of sweat equity on their repair, or another Habitat project. To learn more about how our applicants are selected, or to apply, click here.

Aaron Saris – Worcester Installation of a wheelchair ramp to make Aaron’s home accessible. With worsening mobility issues, Aaron Saris realized that his home was becoming more and more difficult to navigate to and from. Thanks to the Critical Home Repair Aaron now has a weather resistant, sturdy, aluminum wheelchair ramp which will allow him to remain in the home he knows and loves.

Cezary Nalaskowski – Framingham The roof was leaking, the siding was unable to stop New England winds, the exterior door was not insulated and ineffective against the cold, and the wheel chair ramp was rotting away. It was home, but it was falling apart around him. With limited finances to handle all the repairs needed, Cezary was afraid he would have to move out of the place he calls home. Thanks to the generous support from volunteers, donors, and Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester’s new Critical Home Repair program, Cezary is once again safe, warm, and proud in his home. Read more here!

Jarrod Annese – Millbury The front and rear landings on the home were incomplete and dangerous, while mildew was spreading across the home’s siding. With the help of dedicated volunteers the Annese family now have sturdy, safe entry and exit points for their home as well as clean mildew free siding to prevent rot and decay.

Robert Faulkner – Sutton Volunteers from UNUM generously gave their  time to help complete this Critical Home Repair project. After completion we received a personal thank you note from Robert and his Wife that read “My wife and I would like to thank you and your fine organization ‘Habitat for Humanity’ for the repairs made to our home. Seth was great putting this whole team together with his leadership. Everything he did was first class, in particular the quality people who worked so hard. I am 76 years old & my wife is 70, we can’t remember a better experience in many years. You do so much for veterans, we salute you and Seth for al you did for us. ‘Thanks again’ God bless you all. Bob & Cheryl Faulkner.”

 

The Critical Home Repair Program is actively seeking skilled volunteers for this programs. To get involved, or find out more about volunteering with the Critical Home Repair Program please contact David Hamilton by phone at 508-799-9259 ext. 119 or email at david.hamilton@habitatmwgw.org

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