Mr. Handyman of Waukesha team poses with veteran on newly built stairs and wheelchair ramp at veteran's home.

Our outstanding team at Mr. Handyman of Waukesha and N Milwaukee County donated two days of work building a ramp to facilitate a disabled veteran the ability to get into his home.

Disabled Veteran to Benefit as Locally-Owned Mr. Handyman Franchise Donates Services Dec. 2

Mr. Handyman of Waukesha and Northern Milwaukee to Build a Ramp and Deck

WAUKESHA, Wis. – (Dec. 2, 2017) – As part of the National Day of Service, technicians from Mr. Handyman of Waukesha and Northern Milwaukee will donate three days of repairs and services Thursday, Nov. 30 to Saturday, Dec. 2, all without collecting a single penny in labor costs. Mr. Handyman of Waukesha and Northern Milwaukee, a Neighborly company, is part of the nation’s leading repair, maintenance and improvement franchise.

Mr. Handyman’s volunteer staff will visit a local veteran’s apartment in Waukesha to provide repair and maintenance services including building a deck and ramp to make the apartment wheelchair accessible. The veteran has suffered various health issues and has struggled to enter and leave his apartment using a wheelchair. The project is nearly six months in the making after acquiring various permits and accepting generous donations of supplies from local businesses.

This project is part of a national effort by Mr. Handyman where technicians from coast to coast are encouraged to reach out to a special local charity, organization or individual in need to offer their services. Jobs often range from fixing up living areas, kitchens, bathrooms or anything else that needs refurbishment and renovation.

Mr. Handyman technicians outside of veteran's home building wheelchair ramp.

“We are honored to be donating our services to a veteran in need as part of Mr. Handyman’s National Day of Service campaign,” said Marty Putz, owner of Mr. Handyman of Waukesha. “After hearing that a local veteran was struggling to get into his own apartment, I knew this was the task our team had to take on, no matter how long it took to complete.”

The Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is a federally recognized day of service aimed at honoring the victims, survivors and those who served in response to the attacks and transforming the tragedy into a day of unity, empathy and positive service. Launched in 2002 by the non-profit MyGoodDeed, National Day of Service is the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement, with nearly 30 million Americans stepping out each September 11 to volunteer and support charities in honor of 9/11, according to 9/11 Day.

The finished wheelchair ramp and stairs outside the veteran's home.

This marks the ninth consecutive year Mr. Handyman has rallied around the cause, donating more than 6,000 hours of labor to groups in need over the past eight years. The franchise will use its skilled technicians’ time this year to give back to local communities and bring people together for a positive cause.

“This campaign allows our franchisees to band together to give back to the local communities that they serve every day. Especially during this time when we are honoring the lives and memories of 9/11 heroes, it is important to actively be part of these communities and step up where we are needed,” said Mr. Handyman President J.B. Sassano. “Now more than ever, we’re focusing on bringing communities and groups of people together for a positive cause.”

The newspaper writeup of the National Day of Service event.

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