As part of the National Day of Service , technicians from the Mr. Handyman franchises of Midwest Collin County and Park Cities will perform 16-24 hours of repair and maintenance jobs on Sept. 9, all without a collecting a single penny in labor costs.
The local Mr. Handyman franchises will make the Heritage Farmstead Museum the day's primary beneficiary. The Heritage Farmstead Museum is the premier living history site interpreting the Texas black-land prairie, and it's a renowned destination for local school fieldtrips. Mr. Handyman's staff of technicians will spend the day power washing , fixing dry rot, painting, replacing gutters and more. Kathleen Morrow, the former franchise owner of the Mr. Handyman of Rockwall , will also roll up her sleeves and help coordinate the day's work.
The project is an example of a national effort through Mr. Handyman, where technicians from Los Angeles to Washington D.C., have organized local repair projects that will all take place Sept. 9 for children's hospitals, domestic violence shelters, homes of military veterans, and other groups in need across the country.
"We are thrilled to be working with the Heritage Farmstead Museum as part of Mr. Handyman's National Day of Service campaign," said Kris Talley, owner of the Mr. Handyman of Midwest Collin County. "We are always looking for ways to give back to our community and we are excited to be a part of a national operation to help organizations in need."
The National Day of Service and Remembrance was established in 2009 as a way to encourage Americans to participate in service and remembrance activities on the 9/11 anniversary. This year, more than 1 million Americans are expected to serve in their communities in honor of 9/11, according to United We Serve , a national organization that rallies behind the cause. The day is part of President Obama's request to renew America through volunteerism.
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