Monday, January 21, 2013

Free Home Repair Service Returns This Summer

If your home needs painting, yard work, repair or replacement of hand rails, steps, doors or handicap ramps, and you cannot perform the tasks yourself, you may qualify for a free household repair program to be offered this summer.

United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth (UM ARMY) is returning to Bloomfield in 2013. Teams of volunteer youths will perform repairs during a summer camp scheduled the week of July 22 to 28.

Every job is previewed so that clients can meet with a UM ARMY representative who will determine whether volunteers can perform the requested work. (They cannot do electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing and other tasks that require trade certifications.)

Bloomfield Human Services has begun collecting referrals for this year’s program. Job selection is based on safety issues and need. The deadline for referrals is April 15. For details, call (973) 680-4017

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