Volunteers to repair home of New Fairfield veteran

Kennith Bogan

NEW FAIRFIELD — Volunteers from Saint Edward the Confessor Parish are teaming up with the nonprofit HomeFront to restore the dwelling of a regional Air Drive veteran and his relatives.

On June 4, a crew of volunteers will commit the day building improvements and repairs to the 81-calendar year-old’s home, where by he resides with his two grownup daughters and grandchildren.

Doris McDermott from Saint Edward the Confessor Parish reported extra than 30 volunteers have signed up to do the job with HomeFront — a Stamford-dependent corporation that offers totally free home repairs to minimal-cash flow householders — on the June 4 task.

In addition to the home’s residing room, dining place, corridor, kitchen, out of doors access ramp and back again deck, she stated volunteers will correct a cracked cement flooring in the garage and install a new storm doorway, ceiling fan and baseboard heater.

“We’ll be carrying out all this in 1 day,” McDermott reported, noting that it will be Saint Edward’s 25th HomeFront venture.

According to HomeFront Govt Director Sean O’Brien, the New Fairfield church has been aiding HomeFront “tackle huge-scale restore transformations” for extra than two decades.

“HomeFront is a great corporation with phenomenal employees, who spend 365 times a calendar year serving to any and all people with tasks of all sizes,” McDermott claimed.

The corporation not only assists individuals in economic straits with property repair initiatives, McDermott explained, but presents individuals of all talent stages the chance to lend a hand.

“You don’t have to know how to set in a window or set on a door,” she mentioned. “A whole lot of men and women just have to have garden perform or painting — some way of producing their residence safe, thoroughly clean and attractive.”

It doesn’t constantly “take a lot” to have an immeasurable effects, McDermott said — “sometimes, a small group of volunteers can make a enormous difference in a family’s life.”

HomeFront has helped 40 people with home maintenance projects so much this 12 months, and aims to assistance 80 far more by the finish of 2022.

“Our requests for enable were being high ahead of the pandemic, but we’ve viewed a large leap not long ago,” O’Brien stated.

“We have gained additional than 60 requests for support in increased Danbury already,” he included. “We welcome a lot more volunteers, group groups and supporters to support us preserve this wellness pandemic from stirring up a devastating housing pandemic.”

To master additional about HomeFront, take a look at homefrontprogram.org.

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