As part of the National Day of Service, technicians from Mr. Handyman of Prince William and Southern Fairfax Counties , Mr. Handyman of Fairfax and Eastern Loudoun Counties , and Mr. Handyman of Metropolitan Washington will perform 99 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 Dale City family of a wounded Vietnam veteran the day's primary beneficiary. The veteran served in the United States Army for seven years before serious injuries confined him to a wheelchair. Mr. Handyman staff and technicians will spend the day widening doorways, repairing bathrooms , replacing flooring , cabinets and handrails, painting and more.
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 family of a local Vietnam veteran as part of Mr. Handyman's National Day of Service campaign," said Jo McCabe, owner of the Mr. Handyman of Prince William and Southern Fairfax Counties. "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 those 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.
This marks the third consecutive year Mr. Handyman has rallied around the cause, donating a combined 1,600 hours of labor to groups in need over the past two years. The franchise will use their skilled technicians' time with the local charities and hopes to build on that effort in 2011.
Three D.C. area Mr. Handyman franchises contributed to the National Day of Service effort for the Dale City family of a wounded Vietnam veteran:
Jo McCabe is owner of Mr. Handyman of Prince William and Southern Fairfax Counties providing Handyman Services to Manassas, VA. 9120 I-Beam Lane, Manassas, VA 20110. Phone: 703-596-0204.
Yogi Batra is owner of Mr. Handyman of Fairfax and Eastern Loudoun Counties providing Handyman Services to Chantilly, VA. 14408 Chantilly Crossing Lane, Suite #694, Chantilly, VA 20151. Phone: 703-327-7720.
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