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Mr. Handyman of West Columbus Participating in 2017 National Day of Service, Giving Back and Bringing the Community Together
We were proud to have participated in The National Day of Service 2017! It was an honor to serve our local community by donating our time and efforts. Check out our Facebook page to see photos of the day!
Local Columbus Resident will Benefit as Locally-Owned Mr. Handyman Franchise Donates Repair Services on Sept. 11
As part of the National Day of Service, technicians from Mr. Handyman of West Columbus will donate 32 hours of repair and maintenance jobs on Monday, Sept. 11, all without collecting a single penny in labor costs. Mr. Handyman of West Columbus, a Neighborly company, is part of the nation’s leading repair, maintenance and improvement franchise.
Mr. Handyman’s volunteer staff will visit the home of Columbus resident Cat McFarland, who resides with her two children and husband. Mr. Handyman’s team will repair the home to help improve the McFarland’s living standards. Services will include gutter cleaning, power washing, sink repairs and other maintenance projects. Mr. Handyman of West Columbus partnered with the Hilliard United Methodist Church to donate their services to a member in need; McFarland was selected by the pastors.
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. All projects will take place during the month of September in honor of the 16th anniversary of 9/11.
“We are honored to be serving Mrs. McFarland as part of Mr. Handyman’s National Day of Service campaign,” said Mark Kollath, owner of Mr. Handyman of West Columbus. “We are excited to be part of a national campaign that allows us to give back to our community.”
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.
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.”