People Working Cooperativelys annual Prepare Affair event returns Saturday, November 14 to help nearly 1,000 elderly and disabled homeowners across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and southwestern Indiana prepare their homes for cold weather.
The tri-states largest single-day community volunteer event, Prepare Affair brings together more than 3,000 individuals comprised of families, businesses and community groups to help elderly and disabled neighbors with clearing their home repair checklists before winter.
Volunteers of all skill levels will tackle items such as raking leaves, cleaning gutters and other small home repairs and tasks.
PWCs Prepare Affair adds significant value to the community, said PWCs President Jock Pitts. With 3,000 volunteers working together to help their neighbors, our mission is providing a visible, tangible return with an immediate impact.
With todays elderly population living longer then ever before, PWC is seeing a rise in the number of elderly clients contacting them for help. This year, Prepare Affair volunteers will help more than 50 clients over the age of 90, and three over the age of 100.
This growing number is important to note because often if elderly or disabled homeowners cannot keep their homes maintained, the safety of the home can become compromised, resulting in the house being abandoned. PWCs Prepare Affair not only helps the homeowners stay safely in their homes, it also helps the neighborhoods remain intact.
Prepare Affair was created in 1987 and is an extension of what PWCs dedicated group of employees and volunteers do on a daily basis to help clients live safely in their homes.