So far, 13 Mr. Handyman owners have completed their projects dedicated to the National Day of Service and Remembrance, and three others have committed to serving veterans in November, in honor of this annual effort.
Jo McCabe, owner of Mr. Handyman of Northern Virginia - Arlington to Haymarket , led the charge with this year's effort. As a U.S. Navy Veteran, McCabe uses this event to rally her team of technicians' talents and performed over 200 hours of free service at WWII veteran William Martin's home. They replaced the kitchen floor, partially remodeled a bathroom, replaced the front gutter and several other interior and exterior maintenance projects. Martin served in the U.S. Army from 1942 - 1946.
"We are thrilled to have worked with Mr. Martin and his wife as part of Mr. Handyman's National Day of Service campaign," said McCabe, owner of Mr. Handyman of Northern Virginia. "We always look 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."
Highlights from other projects around the country were captured in local media outlets:
Bruce and Robin Foster, owners of Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County, donated their technicians' time to the Garner Road Community Center. The project was covered by three television stations and they received a request for post-event photos from the Triangle Business Journal. Check out their segment, which aired on WRAL-TV and is also highlighted on the station's website.
Allen Furrer, owner of Mr. Handyman of Southwest Florida, gave back to Doug Hale, a disabled veteran. His crew's work was admired, photographed and shared in The News-Press.com and Lehigh Acres News Star. The online appearance also included a video interview allowing Furrer the chance to talk about Mr. Handyman and our National Day of Service.
Both the Capital Gazette and Bowie Blade-News were interested in Kevin Crysler and Diane McKinney's return to the Bowie volunteer fire department. The photos and interview comments were prominently featured on the main page of the publication's website.
The McKinney Courier-Gazette interviewed Kris Talley, as he and Cindy Parks-Talley gave the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary some much-needed improvement in a new interactive, children's exhibit, planned to open in October.
To find out more about Mr. Handyman's National Day of Service, visit our website.